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MBACP, Dip.Couns

About me

***Please note I am not taking new clients during August. You are welcome to get in touch to arrange your free initial consultation for September or following months***

Do you find yourself thinking if only you could hold it together, things can be manageable again? Does staying in control feel like sand slipping through your fingers - the more you try to hold it, the more it escapes?

Stress, constant worrying and anxiety, being unable to ‘fix’ things, managing relationships and taking care of problems can feel overwhelming sometimes.

Does any of this apply to you:

  • finding it difficult to get on top of things and feeling 'I should be doing better'?
  • having an underlying sense of 'something is wrong with me'?
  • seeing no solution to existing problems?
  • or perhaps having an idea what the solution looks like, but feeling unable to move in that direction?
  • doubting yourself and losing confidence?
  • questioning the way you see yourself and the world?
  • feeling that significant others don’t really understand you?

When we feel like this, it is likely that we are going through significant life changes and our mind is not adapting quick enough to the changing circumstances.

We start feeling deflated, dissatisfied and sometimes depressed, our anxiety is increasingly growing, we tell ourselves that we should be doing better.

This can happen when we’re 30 or 60, the age is not so relevant. Life challenges, such as losses, conflicts, illnesses, can make us face a new personal crisis and it can happen at any point in life.

During these times speaking to someone outside our immediate friend or family circle can be really helpful. 

What difference counselling can make? It can:

  • help you cope with the overwhelming feelings and make sense of them
  • help you regain a sense of stability and balance
  • give you a sense of direction when you feel stuck
  • give you ‘permission’ to be you and take care of yourself
  • improve your relationships with others.

My approach

My approach to counselling is based on client’s preferences. We are all different and I think one size doesn’t fit all. I am keen to listen to what you think works for you - my role is to help you understand the direction you want to move towards and take steps getting there. And sometimes it’s about sharing and being heard. I’ll make sure we’re going at your pace.

My style is warm and engaging. I am an integrative counsellor and I combine different modalities in my work: person-centred, psychodynamic and elements of CBT.

I offer a free 20 min initial online or telephone consultation. This gives us an opportunity to see if we’re a good match and for you to get a feel of what it’s like to work with me.

I receive regular clinical supervision and I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

I run my private practice online* offering an open-ended work. I specialise in working with stress, anxiety, panic attacks, flashbacks, difficulties in relationships, conflicts, losses, including loss of confidence, low self worth, persistent feelings of guilt, inability to say No and protection of personal boundaries. 

I also work as a part-time NHS counsellor. This is short-term therapy which means I have an opportunity to see different people from many walks of life who experience emotional distress either work- or personal life related. Working within a limited time frame means that I keep a sharp focus on what it is that the client needs and help them get the most out of each session. This is a highly engaging approach where I encourage my clients to face their problems in order to understand them and find ways of working through them.

My previous experience includes working within charities and NHS secondary mental health care.

Qualifications & training

Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Specialist training in working with survivors of sexual violence

Registered Member of The British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (MBACP).

*Online therapy means you can join sessions from the comfort of your own home. Research shows that online therapy can be as effective as in person. 

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Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Newport Pagnell, MK16

Aylesbury, HP21

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Additional languages

Russian

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