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Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP, MBPsS)

About me

I am a BACP registered counsellor and psychotherapist offering private therapy from comfortable rooms in London SW11. My work is underpinned by an integrative and relational approach to counselling and psychotherapy.

As an integrative practitioner, I am able to draw on my knowledge of humanistic, existential, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural (CBT) approaches to help reduce psychological distress and to enhance psychological well-being. I believe in an openness of practice and tailoring my approach to the unique and individual needs of the client. I work collaboratively with you to ascertain which way of working best suits your current needs.

As a relational practitioner, I value the importance of the therapeutic relationship as a healing process. At the heart of my practice is a commitment to providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can feel able to explore your difficulties in depth and where you can begin to increase your self-understanding in order to bring change and possibility.

As a registered member of the BACP I adhere to the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Counselling Professionals.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a Graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). My training and clinical experience spans counselling psychology and psychotherapy. I have worked within various third sector and NHS mental health services, and I have particular experience working with anxiety, depression, loss, bereavement, ADHD, gambling addiction, relationship issues and maternal mental health.

I am currently in the final stages of doctoral training to become a BPS accredited Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I have completed the taught and clinical components of this PsychD programme at the University of Roehampton, with the doctoral research study remaining. This is due to be completed end of 2021.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

To help you take the next step on your journey, I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation. This is an opportunity for you to tell me about your particular difficulties and the areas in your life you want to change. It is also an opportunity for us both to ask any questions to help us determine if we are the best fit for each other.

Sessions are 50 minutes in length and are charged as follows:

London SW11: £70

Hove: £60

Payment to be made by electronic transfer 48 hours in advance of any scheduled sessions, bank details will be provided on request.

When I work

Current availability: Online/Telephone - varying times between Monday and Saturday

Further information

I offer both short-term counselling and longer term psychotherapy depending on your individual needs and circumstances.

Clapham Therapy Rooms, 76a Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1EH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults