I have a BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling and am, therefore, able to provide the right environment for the change you need to occur and one that is at the right pace. I have wide experience in meeting adults and teenagers who are going through difficult times in their life. These include people who are experiencing
- feelings of hopelessness
- feelings of being stuck in life
I have regular supervision and continued professional development, along with being fully insured and a registered member of the BACP.
Being a person-centred counsellor I believe that given the right environment and conditions, anyone can grow and change. I believe that we can all find the answers we seek, change the part of our life that we need to and become the person we want to be. This can be hindered or suppressed when we lack certain things such as feeling understood and a lack of acceptance from ourselves and others. This can make us act in ways that are not true to ourselves and often this results in hurting ourselves in different ways.
I aim to create an environment and relationship that allows you to feel understood and accepted in a genuine way. When people feel understood and accepted they can start to change, heal and grow. I am non-judgemental and sensitive in my approach.
How to get in Touch
It can be quite an unnerving experience looking for a counsellor, especially if it's your first time. If you would like to get in touch you can contact me through email or telephone and I will help you through the process.
On first contact we can collaborate on a time to meet. The first session is for me to ask a bit more about you and for you to see if the way I work is right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied at the Metanoia Institute completing the BA (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling.
I have worked with many organisations and charities including schools and colleges, Age UK, bereavement services, low cost counselling services and community services. This has allowed me to work with people from a wide cultural background and people who have experience a wide range of issues.
I have worked for an inner London pupil referral unit, providing counselling for students on a one to one basis and in groups.
I have also worked for a female secondary school.
I currently work at a further education college working with students who face various mental health challenges.
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.
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
Concessions offered for
I charge £60 for a 50 minute session. I am also able to offer some concessionary rates for students and people who are struggling financially.
When I work
I am available in the evenings and have some daytime appointments.