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BSc, MA, MSc, DPsych

About me

I am a therapist working part-time from home.

I have worked in an NHS GP Practice in Islington, and a charity organisation for trauma victims including migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Deptford.

Currently, I am the lead Counsellor in a secondary school in Highbury and Islington and I volunteer at my local organisation for ELMS Waltham Forest.

My approach to counselling is a very open one. It includes listening, reflecting, asking thought provoking questions and providing tentative interpretations. I can offer to work at a mid level to help you to improve your mood and give you a confidence boost. On a deeper level, I can aid you in discussing and unpacking significant life events to encourage you to understand the way you and others think, why certain behaviours get repeated and how to make positive life changes. This thereby can help you to engage with yourself and your life in a clearer and constructive way.

This is really a service for you to discuss whatever you wish, even if you are unsure about what you hope to achieve. Slowly, we can distinguish goals and work around these in order for the counselling experience to be both engaging and rewarding.

Training, qualifications & experience

Currently doing a doctorate in Counselling Psychology.

MSc in Counselling Psychology

MA in Counselling

BSc Psychology Degree

Mind in Harrow helpline training and assistant psychologist

I have experience with working with a broad range of individuals including those experiencing low mood, anxiety, depression, physical health concerns, grief and trauma.

I embrace all ages, genders, cultures, religions and backgrounds.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Issues with religion, culture, isolation and loss of identity.

Fees

Additional information

£60 standard fee
£50 for those on a part time/low income
£40 for those on a very low income

When I work

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday evenings, Friday afternoon, Sunday morning

Further information

I offer face to face, telephone and Skype sessions.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

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