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I have 20 + years of experience, working within the Mental Health services, with extensive experience of a wide range of issues. The therapy I offer is based on an integrative approach, which means that I tailor the therapy to suit your needs, integrating different theoretical models to do this.
I offer a private & confidential space, which is warm, safe and supportive, where you can explore your thoughts and feelings. I will not judge you or give you advice but help you gain some understanding and empower you to find solutions that are suitable for you.
I believe the most important element within counselling is the relationship between client and therapist to establish a good working alliance. I further believe that the client knows where their problems lie, and I see my role as facilitating their journey by helping them achieve their goals using my knowledge of theory and experience.
My experience has taught me that life can be challenging and that we can all benefit from support at times. We can become ‘Stuck,’ ‘Overwhelmed’ and find life & relationships, too much to cope with. Counselling offers us the opportunity to expand and deepen our awareness in order to live more fully in life and in our relationships, which in turn brings balance and harmony. I believe each client is unique and has the inner resources to make any changes that may be necessary for their lives. My approach is that we work together to enable you to discover how to go about making those changes.
I WORK WITH:
- Stress / Fear
- Anxiety / Panic attacks
- Relationship Issues & Family issues / Divorce / Separation / Affairs.
- Anger / Frustration
- Lack of confidence / Self- Esteem
- Depression / sadness / emptiness
- Eating Disorders
- Bereavement / Loss
- Sexual Identity
- Domestic violence
... and life in general as I truly believe that when we are suffering in any way it will impact everything else.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Greenwich University – I have worked for over 20 years in Hospitals, Residential Settings and the Community, offering support and care to people with varying needs.
Diploma Therapeutic Counselling & Psychotherapy Level 4 – I have worked in Counselling Agencies counselling clients for short and long term therapy (psychotherapy) for varying reasons.
- Private Counselling Practice - Present Practice
- Cert – Gestalt Therapy
- Cert – Anxiety – GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
- Cert – Mindfulness
- Cert – Working with Abuse
- Cert – Trauma
- Cert – Eating Disorders
- Cert- Working with shame
- Cert – Depression
- Cert – Working with & Safeguarding vulnerable Children and Adults
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
Free initial in-person session
Concessions offered for
Session are Face to Face or online via Zoom Offering short or long term therapy.
- Initial assessment - Free (approx 30 mins)
- 50 minutes - £50 - Weekly
- 90 minutes - £85 Intensive therapy every 2 weeks
- Intensive therapy - please contact for details and cost.
- Counselling Student Concessions - £35 for 50 mins weekly sessions.
I accept Cash or BACS
Understandably taking the first step is often the most difficult one to take. Once you enquire, I will contact you via email to confirm that I have received your enquiry. I will then email/post forms for you to read and fill in at your leisure. These outline the terms and conditions of counselling so if you have any questions you can ask me at our first appointment. Our first appointment is a time of assessment, for me to assess your need for therapy so I can see how best to move forward with therapy and for you to see if you are happy to continue with me. I look forward to hearing from you, in the meantime take care.
Available day & evening Monday - Thursday