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BSc, BA(Hons), MSc (Hons) - MBACP

About me

I am an experienced counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), bound by its code of ethics and a commitment to ongoing professional development. I specialise in trauma, anxiety, depression, sexual or emotional abuse, addictive behaviours, relationship issues,  gender identity, sexuality and self-harm. 

I have trained at Metanoia Institute in London, one of the UK’s leading counselling and psychotherapy training organisations in Britain. My practice follows the person-centred approach that facilitates your personal growth and allows you to discover and utilise your strengths. Therapy is offered as short or long term (online, face to face or walk and talk) in a warm, safe, non-judgmental and calm environment. The first session is half price.

Get started

I am aware that it could be difficult for some people to take this first step. I've been there. Setting up a meeting starts with an email or phone call from you. In our initial session, we will have the opportunity to know a bit about each other, answer some questions and discuss any worries that might be present. It would be a co-creating space where I will follow your pace. If you are happy to continue, we will arrange to see each other weekly. Also, if you are wondering about short or long term therapy, I will hold regular reviews to see if this is working for you. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BA in Person-centred counselling, a Diploma in Person-centred counselling and a Certificate in counselling skills.  I have also qualifications in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Art.

I have worked in several counselling settings, including a homeless charity, a psychotherapy research service and community centres as well as universities and corporations.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

First session is £30.

The standard rate for subsequent sessions is £60.

All sessions last 50 minutes. 

The Vale Practice, 64 Grove Vale, London, SE22 8DT

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom