BA(hons). MBACP. Therapeutic Integrative Counsellor
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Life can be challenging at times and we can find ourselves feeling completely sad, alone and depressed. Specialising in Addiction, Eating Disorders(including Binge Eating Disorder), Body Dysmorphia, Co-Dependency, Sex and Love Addiction, relationship issues, low self esteem, Depression and Anxiety I am here to help. Having personal experience in some of these areas I understand the compulsive/obsessive behaviours and the destructive life patterns formed. Psychotherapy can help to break the cycle of addiction giving you a safe place to explore the origins of these behaviours and giving you security in your ability to break them.
Our time together in therapy will include examination of all life stages and the influence they may have had on your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. By looking at these stages it offers the opportunity to accept ourselves, people, places and things and to develop a new life strategy offering us freedom from the bondage of self and the freedom to choose a better life. I work using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person centred approaches and Psychodynamic therapy.
In addition to sole 1-1 therapy, i offer animal assisted (feline) therapy at my Watford location. Cats are proven to lower depression and anxiety as well as benefit a whole host of medical issues. Having a cat in the therapy session can be extremely revealing when examining the interaction between you and the cat as well as having a calming and comforting effect.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA(hons) Psychology
- Diploma in Therapeutic Integrative Counselling
- 1 year Post Graduate Level in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Member of BACP
- Training in Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health Awareness, Motivational Interviewing, Inner Child, Psychotropic drugs and their effects, Body Shame, Addiction and the brain, CBT.
- 18 years experience in Addiction working in Alcohol and Drug reduction programmes and Rehabilitation Clinics.
- Years of personal experience in recovery including 12 Step programmes.
- 4 years experience in Private Practice.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
A 50 minute one to one session - Watford.
£55 during the hours of 9 - 5pm, £60 from 6 - 830pm
A 50 minute session - Covent Garden
£80 during the hours of 9 - 5pm, £85 from 6 - 830pm
online / telephone therapy ... £55 per 50 minute session
Concessionary rates are available for a percentage of my clients who would struggle to afford the regular prices for therapy, please do email me to discuss this if this is your situation.
When I work
Flexible hours available Tuesday to Saturday, please contact me for further details.
If you are considering therapy then be brave and take action, please do not hesitate to contact me to begin this worthwhile journey, you are too important not too!