I was drawn to psychotherapy as a way of helping people improve their quality of life so they feel less troubled or overwhelmed by the difficulties they are facing.
I offer sessions on Saturday mornings and weekday evenings.
My goal is to provide a warm, safe space to enable you to get to the heart of the problem that brings you to therapy.
I have a flexible approach. Everyone who comes to counselling has their own story and challenges. Some people find that talking through an issue works well for them. Others find that using art, the imagination or imagery work is more helpful. Our job is to find out what works for you.
You may be worried about sharing what's troubling you or feel that your issues aren't bad enough for therapy - that others are worse off than you. That isn't true: whatever is troubling you matters because it's having an impact on your life. I am here to help you explore it and make sense of what's going on. We will work together to help you feel better equipped to make choices or changes that work for you.
I work with individuals and offer both time limited (usually around 12 sessions) and longer term open ended therapy. Sessions last 50 minutes and are usually weekly.
I am a registered member of BACP: I abide by their code of ethics and I have regular supervision and additional training to support my work as a therapist and keep my skills and knowledge up to date.
To get started, you can either email me email@example.com or call 07773771217 to set up an initial session where we can talk about your needs and see if we would like to work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling from the Psychosynthesis Trust, validated by the University of East London and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have completed additional training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), completing CBT with Heart: Foundations of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
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
Saturday mornings and weekday evenings.
The closest tube is Loughton on the central line - it is about a 10 minute walk. Alternatively, I am close to stops on bus route numbers 20, 397 and 549.
There is also free on street parking.