Do you need help?
If you have found your way to this site, you are probably looking for someone to talk to about whatever it is that is troubling you. I appreciate that it can feel like a big step to look for a counsellor that you can trust.
It’s my belief that talking therapies can make a real difference to anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, sadness, and life challenges.
I see counselling as providing a non-judgmental, safe, supportive environment where together we can talk about your hopes and goals and explore what is holding you back from living as you would like to.
Talking to a trained person can help you think about the underlying causes of problems, see your options, develop strategies, and create positive changes in your life.
What can counselling help with?
Research has shown counselling can help with:
Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Loss (perhaps through bereavement, divorce or redundancy).
What happens next?
Once you make contact, we can arrange an initial meeting where we can explore your needs and what you would like to gain from counselling. This meeting lasts up to 60 minutes and costs £40.
Research shows that the relationship between a counsellor and client is a major factor in how successful the therapy will be, so it is essential you feel comfortable with the counsellor you choose.
If you decide you would like to continue, then I will offer you a regular 50 minute appointment. These sessions cost £50 a week.
If we feel that the way I work is not the best approach for you at the moment, I will seek to refer you to another local counsellor who can help you.
Sometimes it is helpful to talk to a counsellor before an initial meeting to ask any questions you have. Please feel free to call me on 07767 365193 if that sounds helpful.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified, BACP accredited, Integrative counsellor with an MSc in Therapeutic Counselling from the University of Greenwich.
I am an Integrative counsellor. This means that I use a variety of counselling approaches tailored to your needs and situation. These approaches include person-centred counselling, psychodynamic counselling and C.B.T (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), I can also include mindfulness and creative visualisation techniques, which can be particularly helpful for stress and anxiety.
I work with adults and also have experience of play therapy for children.
I am an accredited member of BACP (the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) which is the leading body for counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. My work is in line with their strict code of ethics and I have regular professional supervision as part of my on-going professional development.
In addition to working in private practice, I have also worked as a counsellor at a counselling charity in Croydon, have offered IAPT counselling through the NHS and have worked in the voluntary sector helping pregnant and new mums receive the support they need.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
40Initial Counselling Session
I offer an initial session for us both to determine whether my approach is the most useful for you at the moment. Research shows that the relationship between a counsellor and client is the most important factor in how successful the therapy will be, so it is essential you feel comfortable with the counsellor you choose.
- An initial session costs £40.
Number of sessions
I offer short term and long term counselling depending on your situation. Once we have met together we can explore whether short term or longer term work would be helpful.
- On-going sessions cost £50 and last 50 minutes each.