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MBACP, Dip Couns

About me

How can I help?

Are you struggling with anxiety, feeling unhappy in yourself, and like everything you try to make yourself feel better isn’t working? Perhaps your work-life, food and exercise routines feel out of control, or that they’re running your life. Your intake of substances may be causing distance between your friends and family yet you don’t know how to stop. All this can leave you feeling isolated, alone and grasping for unattainable goals. On the outside, things may look OK but inside you feel empty, with little sense of identity or self-esteem.

I tend to work with men who are struggling with mental health issues around anxiety, work, relationships, body-image and self esteem. To start with, I listen to what's been going on for you, ask questions with the aim of exploring your life and to gain a deeper understanding of those areas of life that you’re struggling with. The aim is to help provide you with a greater self-knowledge and discover the man you want to be.

I have many years of experience working in mental health and fitness settings. I am passionate about helping men to connect with their purpose so that they can live a more fulfilling life.

Getting in touch

I understand that choosing the right therapist is vital for you. If you feel like you’d like to speak to me, please contact me via email or phone. I initially offer a free 15-20 minute online/telephone call. This gives you a chance to get a sense of me and how I work and if we can work together. There is no commitment for you to sign up for a first session. If you decide to take a different path, I can always help point you in a different direction.

Once we’ve had a chance to speak either on the phone or online, we will arrange a time that we can meet. I will send you some initial contract paperwork for you to read, sign and return before the first session. The first session, will be a more in depth discussion about your reasons for coming to therapy and what issues you are grappling with. This will involve an exploration of some of your personal history and we will have a discussion about how we’d work together going forward. After the first session, I usually suggest that we do an initial 6 sessions, then we can check in together after that and decide what we believe is required going from there. Of course, if you decide you need a break or want to explore other options, just let me know. I can refer you on to someone else or another service, if required.

Training, qualifications & experience

I’m a registered Member of BACP, with a Diploma in Counselling at The Minster Center. I am always investing on training to expand my skillset. I work from an Integrative perspective and am dedicated to helping others enable change in their lives. decided to train as a therapist, due to experiences on my own therapeutic journey. It has been a life-changing for me and I hope to be able to facilitate others along their own path.

Before qualifying as a therapist, I spent 10 years working one to one as a health and fitness trainer working with many different people to attain their health and fitness goals. This gives me a holistic view on health and wellbeing. I have also had experience working in a number of mental health care settings including Day-hab addiction facilities and acute psychiatric wards.

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

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Fees

£85.00 per session

Additional information

  • £85 per therapy hour
  • Free Initial Consultation via Zoom or Phone

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Rooms For Therapists (Chiswick) Ltd, 1A Belmont Road, London, W4 5UL

Type of session

In person
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Types of client

Adults

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom

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