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Whatever you’re feeling right now, there is help and support available to you. We all go through difficulties in our lifetime and for some, this can feel more manageable when shared with another person. Experiencing problems may affect different aspects of your life and you might find yourself having difficulty sleeping, eating or achieving what you want in your everyday life.
Asking for help takes courage and many people benefit from getting support from a professional. The Counselling I offer allows you to explore and work through unmanageable or difficult feelings in a safe, non-judgemental and caring environment, helping you to identify which steps to take to overcome these challenges.
I have worked as an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist since 2003, and provide a safe, nurturing and empathic environment in which many issues can be worked within. I have experience of working with a number of different issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, panic disorders, relationship issues, abuse, phobias, addiction, bereavement, low self-esteem/confidence, family and cultural issues amongst many others.
Within the Initial Assessment, I will explore with you what has brought you to counselling, and will discuss how we might work together. The initial assessment also gives us the opportunity to get a sense of each other and talk about how to achieve your desired goals. I may also suggest incorporating other approaches within the therapy such as the Rewind Technique (a safe and effective way of processing traumatic event/s or phobias) or Mindfulness practise to make the therapy more effective. It is important to note here that regardless of therapeutic approach, a vast amount of research has shown that the relationship between the client and the therapist is the most effective tool of all.
I hope to hear from you soon.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist, with a B.Sc (hons) degree in Psychology, and a MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am Integratively trained and have been working as a therapist since 2003. Throughout my work as a therapist, I have worked with a broad range of issues within a short-term and long term framework, and have also run Mindfulness, relaxation and anxiety groups.
I currently run my own private practice along with being a visiting lecturer at The University of Westminster, and have previously worked as a Counsellor at St Mary's University, Kingston University and Luton University.
I have specialist training in:
- Counselling Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse
- Bereavement Counselling
- Online Counselling
- Mindfulness (one-to-one and group)
- Fast Phobia and Trauma Treatment (The Rewind Technique)
- Group work
I have delivered a number of Cultural Awareness Workshops for trained professionals at the Association of University and College Counsellors, and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy conferences, as well as for trainees in various educational institutes.
I have also contributed to The Handbook of Transcultural Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2001 (eds Colin Lago) Open University Press (The effects of a Pakistani Heritage)
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£90.00 - £125.00
When I work
Currently I have availability for client sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays only.
I hold supervision on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.