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About me

A Safe Place:

A place online counselling via Zoom or on the phone. A place where you can explore difficult things in confidence, with someone who believes in you. Where you can unpack your anxieties, depression or relationship issues.

About Me:

I believe the relationship formed between the client and counsellor is fundamental to counselling. In a good relationship the client feels accepted without being judged, supported and believed in. Here they know that they have been understood and met as they explore the difficult issues, shame and anxieties in their lives.

Therapy and counselling provides a safe and boundaried space for the client/counsellor relationship to develop so that you can explore how the world within is impacting the world without. How your self identity, relationships, anxieties, shame and behaviours are affecting your life. It enables self-discovery and can facilitate change.

My desire is for people to enjoy living with "the whole of you in all of life", not governed by broken relationships, fear and shame.

I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I blend a number of different theories and approaches. My practice is informed mostly by the psychodynamic and person centred approaches. I also draw on attachment theory and the transpersonal (spiritual). I am a Registered Member of the BACP.

I see clients on a private basis London. When face to face work is possible, I see clients in counselling rooms found in Central London, Marylebone (W1) and South West London.

Training, qualifications & experience

In addition to my training as a counsellor I have specialist training in working with sexual addictions provided by the Institute of Sex Addiction Training (ISAT) and I am a member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC).

Prior to professional training, I have had about 10 years experience successfully helping people address behaviours and attitudes that they did not want, did not like, but could not stop or move on from.

Post training I continue to work with a wide range of issues including anxieties, low self esteem, behavioural addictions, depression, sexual addiction (both those struggling and their partners / family members) and bereavement.

I have also run support groups helping men struggling with sexual addictions and have taught at conferences about addiction issues and shame based behaviours.

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.

ACC

Association for Christian Counsellors (ACC)

The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK.

The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.

ATSAC

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC)

The Association for Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) is the leading UK organisation providing hope, information, support, and treatment options for those affected by sexual addiction and compulsivity.

ATSAC sets standards of practice for qualified therapists and provides accreditation for specialist training courses. A therapist who has gone through ATSAC recognised training will have the knowledge to respect and work with you sensitively to find out how best to support your needs.

Therapy options may include one-to-one sessions, group work, and/or relationship counselling. ATSAC is a not-for-profit organisation.

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
Association for Christian Counsellors

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.

Association for Christian Counsellors

Fees

From £80.00 to £140.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

Sliding scale dependant on ability to pay.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
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During the working day, last session usual starts 5:15pm

Feel Good Balham, 7 Hildreth Street Mews, London, SW12 9RZ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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