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About me

About me

I am a female counsellor offering one to one sessions. I work with adults only, both male and female. My particular areas of interest are: depression, anxiety, stress, anger, separation/divorce, loss, domestic abuse, rape and sexual assault, self- esteem and self- worth, spirituality, effects of racism, identity & belonging, adoption issues and personal development. However, many people are unsure of exactly what they would identify as their own particular issue and just feel that, generally, life feels unsatisfactory to them and I am also very much interested in this area.

What you can expect

You can expect to be heard, to be respected and valued.

Your counselling sessions would normally take place weekly and provides a confidential, non-judgemental and safe space in which you can truly be yourself and have the time to focus entirely on you and your concerns.

We would work together to help you to gain a fuller understanding of yourself and your particular difficulties, and how you can get in touch with your inner resources in order to address them.


Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Humanistic Integrative counselling 1999

Diploma in Counselling 2001

I am a registered member of BACP and abide by its ethical framework.

I have over 20 years experience of working in the voluntary sector in various roles, firstly with victims of crime and, subsequently, with women affected by domestic violence. I currently work in private practice in Stratford, East London, offering counselling for a variety of issues.

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

All counselling sessions are of 50 minutes duration and cost £70

When I work

I offer day time and evening appointments.

Further information

Next steps

To find out more, or to book an appointment for an initial, exploratory session, please give me a call. If you reach my voicemail, please leave a message and I will call you back.

Transport & Parking
Parking is available in close proximity to the advice arcade.
The advice arcade is a ten minute walk from Stratford underground (central & jubilee lines and British rail) and is next to Morrisons supermarket.

Stratford Advice Arcade, 107-109 The Grove, Stratford, London, E15 1HP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Groups

Additional languages

none