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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.
Diploma in Supervision.
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.
I am the college counsellor at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in Clapham. I am a Clinical Supervisor for the Deborah Ubee Trust in Greenwich. I also provide supervision from my Hither Green Practice, SE13.
Over the years I have developed a way of working with actors through therapeutic facilitation and have worked 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.
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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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Areas of counselling I deal with
£55.00 - £65.00
Client fee: £55 for a daytime 50 minute session (from 9.30am till 4.30pm), £65 for an evening session, Monday to Thursday.
For couples the sessions are £70 for an hour during the day, £80 an hour during the evening, Monday to Thursday.
Supervision fee: £55 per hour, or £80 for an hour and a half during the day. Otherwise- £65 or £90 for and hour and a half, Monday to Thursday.
When I work
I can be flexible and offer sessions out of conventional working hours, subject to availability.