I never imagined that childhood experiences such as changing schools multiple times, not having many friends and a bicycle accident could be considered traumatic events that would impact me in adulthood. It was only when I began training to be a counsellor and received personal therapy (as a course requirement) that I fully understood. Since qualifying as a BACP registered counsellor, it has been my passion and quest to help people struggling with trauma related issues including anxiety, depression, low self-worth, anger, grief and relationship challenges.
I use an integrative approach which avoids a one size fits all view to counselling and enables me to utilise various modalities according to the needs of the client.
Cultural Diversity - I am able to relate to individuals from various cultural backgrounds as I have lived in various cities in Southern Africa, Italy, France and the UK. I was also born into an extended family that included relatives from Sweden, Scotland, Zambia, USA, Caribbean, South Africa and Iran. As such, I have a deep appreciation of the diversity, mixed heritage and the rich tapestry of mankind which I feel very comfortable working within.
Couples Therapy & Premarital Counselling - I especially enjoy working with inter-racial couples covering all the main relationship issues using the Prepare-Enrich programme.
If you are looking for someone who is non-judgemental, compassionate, has a good listening ear and really cares about helping people, then you have found the right person.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I have a level 5 diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling.
I am also a level 2 Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP-2)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
My fees are as follows:
- Single: £60 per individual session of 50 minutes
- Couples: £90 per session of 1hr 30 minutes
- Limited concession fees for low income clients. Please enquire for further information.
- I also offer a free 30 minute phone consultation
I am able to see clients from 8am on weekdays