I provide counselling through the pursuit and discovery of the most empowering resource of all: the self.
I have witnessed that healing and change is possible through this therapeutic relationship which is why I am passionate about the Person-Centred Approach.
Counselling provides you with an opportunity to talk about problems or concerns you may have. The difference between therapy and confiding in someone you know is that I have no involvement in your world. I don’t have a personal stake in your life - that is I don’t expect anything from you beyond our agreement to work together. I am professionally qualified and trained to hear you and communicate understanding and facilitation in a respectful way. I do not give advice as I don’t consider it in your best interest, or mine, to tell you what to do. I trust that, by offering the therapeutic conditions of a confidential, trusting, authentic relationship, you will make your own discoveries. The space created between us can be beneficial in a variety of ways. It can be time devoted to you so you can hear yourself think and come to understand your feelings. It can be a place to off-load what feels like a burden, or to look at how you have become stuck. It can provide the space necessary for you to come to recognise what it is that needs to change. You may know what the problem is but not yet know how to deal with it. You may know that something is wrong but haven’t yet figured out what the problem is. However you choose to use it, the space is 100% dedicated to you.
I work in an open ended way, meeting weekly for a 50 minute session and reviewing every 6 weeks.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications: Higher Professional Diploma in Person-Centred Therapy, with a Distinction.
I have worked as a counsellor for Lewisham Bereavement Counselling, LC & CTA Community Counselling Service and The Deborah Ubee Trust, all for which I was DBS checked. Recently over the course of 21 months I worked more intensively with someone who has Dementia.
Over the years I have developed a way of working with actors through therapeutic facilitation and work in drama schools delivering workshops on themes such as "Resilience".
Experience: of working with bereavement and loss, sexual abuse, alcoholism, drug abuse, loneliness, anxiety, depression, low self- esteem, stress, anger, relationship difficulties, domestic violence, eating disorders, panic attacks, adverse side-effects of medication.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Relationship issues
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An Initial session is £25. Then £35 for a daytime session (9.30am till 4.30pm), £45 for an evening session. For couples £50 during the day, £60 in the evening.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I can be flexible and offer sessions out of conventional working hours, subject to availability.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am currently undertaking a Diploma in Supervision and as a requirement of my course I am working with supervisees at my private practice in HITHER GREEN SE13 in person, via SKYPE or over the phone.