I'm a friendly, warm and genuine counsellor/psychotherapist offering face to face and online sessions for people aged 16+ who may be suffering from anxiety, depression, having relationship issues, or simply feeling a little off and not quite themselves.
I offer a supportive, safe, non-judgemental space for you to open up and talk about any issues or problems you may be facing in your life. I start by cultivating a strong, trusting relationship with you, in order to make it easier for you to express big feelings and emotions. I am empathic, and warm, but I am also authentic and genuinely myself. I believe that in order to be helpful to you, sometimes therapy has to be challenging, yet you may be surprised to hear that some humour often comes into my sessions too.
As an Integrative therapist, I draw on all my knowledge from the areas of humanistic, psychodynamic and CBT, then together with you, find a balanced way of working which is tailored to your individual needs or goals for therapy. And since I believe the therapist-client relationship is the most important factor in helping you to gradually feel better, I offer a free 30 minute phonecall or Zoom to all potential clients as a starting point. This gives you the opportunity to get to know me and how I work a little, ask any questions you might have about counselling, and check if we're a good fit. As it's free, there is nothing to lose by arranging a session and finding out more...
For further details about how I practice, as well as general information about counselling and psychotherapy in the meantime, please visit my website: www.nscounselling.co.uk
** Some clients have reported that my emails go to their junk folder. I will always endeavour to reply to you within 24 hours, so if you have not received a response, please check this **
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Roehampton
- Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Birkbeck, University of London
- I am a volunteer counsellor in Purley, CR8 for a well known national mental health charity, and at a Secondary school in Croydon seeing clients aged 11-18
- I previously worked in commodities trading for 12 years so am well placed to help people with work related issues
- I was a Samaritans listener for 5 years
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My regular working hours are Tuesday to Friday between 8.30am and 5.30pm. I also have some weekday evening availability for online or telephone sessions.