'There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you' (Maya Angelou)
We all have our own unique stories which can shape how we see ourselves and the world around us. Everyone faces challenges at some point in their lives which can impact on our mental wellbeing.
How Counselling Can Help
Counselling, which is often described as ‘talking therapy’ is a psychological exploration of emotional issues in confidence with a trained practitioner. This can help us to come to terms with our past; have greater self-awareness about our feelings and how we react. Counselling can be empowering and enable us to consider different perspectives and create shifts towards achieving a more healthier and balanced life.
How I Can Help
I offer one to one counselling to work through your concerns in a warm, non-judgemental space, where you will feel safe. I am passionate about working inclusively with people from all walks of life and backgrounds. Whether you have had counselling before or are new to therapy I am dedicated to working with you.
I will gently invite you to bring your whole self into the work. By talking and thinking about the different parts of your life and by exploring your relationships, unconscious themes and patterns may emerge. I will work with you entirely at your pace; working towards change needn't be forced nor rushed.
Counselling and You
- At times do you find yourself unable to cope? Have you found that you feel unconnected, lost and overwhelmed?
- Are you thinking about issues around your identity and questioning who you are?
- Do you feel stuck and unable to move forward?
- Have you had to deal with an accumulation of difficulties?
- Have you experienced a life-changing event recently or in your past?
- Or would you like a space just for you to talk to someone who will pay attention to what you have to say without feeling judged?
Whatever your challenges are, there are many ways that I will work with you to help you to better understand and think about your story. Only you know your story and only you can tell it. I am here to listen, to support, and to explore with you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Humanistic-Integrative Counsellor with experience in the NHS and in community organisations. I provide counselling to parents and carers of children with ASD in a Neurodiversity charity.
As an Integrative Counsellor means my practice is informed by a range of theories that will depend on what will work best for you.
My approach is transcultural, this is an exploration into the unconscious impact of culture on emotions, thoughts and behaviours. This allows you to bring your unique experience, history, and narrative into the therapy, this can be empowering and allows a deeper insight into your personal story.
As a registered member of the BACP I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework.This is very important to my practice as it follows a code of conduct for good practice.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £45.00 to £55.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
£55.00 face to face
£45 online & on telephone, concessions are available. I will always consider your personal circumstances.
I offer an initial telephone consultation for up to 30 minutes.
Face to Face Sessions:
I am beginning to see clients face to face, I have a space in West London which is close to Northfields, South Ealing and Ealing Broadway tube stations and near many bus routes, street parking is available too.