Sometimes life can feel like it’s a challenge
Maybe you are anxious and worried about things. Maybe you are feeling low and you struggle to find any meaning in life. Maybe you just want the opportunity to take stock of your situation and look around to see where you are, how you got here and where you can go next. Or there may be a specific issue you want to discuss.
Talking to a counsellor and therapist can help with all of these. I offer a safe, warm and welcoming space where you can talk over your concerns with a trained professional in a confidential manner. I can offer both open-ended sessions, where we don’t agree an end date; and time-limited sessions of a set number of weeks to discuss specific issues. We can discuss your requirements in our initial meeting.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Minster Centre, one of the UK’s leading training institutions, where I am currently working towards my Masters in Psychotherapy. I describe my approach as integrative and relational, which means I use concepts and ideas from a wide range of therapeutic traditions to shine a light on my clients’ issues, with a particular emphasis on how people build up habitual patterns of relating throughout their life and how these play out during the counselling process.
Before I started my counselling career, my original training was in the sciences and I then worked for many years in the arts and creative industries, reflecting my interests in understanding, analysing, creativity and the imagination. I currently have a private counselling practice in West London and work for a charity providing counselling as part of the NHS’s Back on Track (IAPT) service.
I currently have availability, so if you are interested in discussing next steps, please contact me via phone or email. I see clients in person at my therapy rooms based in Hammersmith, W6 and I can also offer online sessions by video-call or over the phone.
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
£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
£65.00 an hour
When I work
I currently have availability, both evenings and daytimes, so if you are interested in discussing next steps, please contact me.