What are my qualifications?
I am a Relational Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counsellor MBACP (Dip, Psych Counselling) and I am registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I am bound to working within the BACP's ethical framework.
As a specialist in Relational Transactional Analysis, I am a member of the International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA) and the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA) - and I am bound to working within their ethical framework too.
Personally, I have first-hand experience of coaching, therapy and mindfulness-based interventions and I understand what it is like to sit in the chair as a client. This makes me a big believer in reaching out and asking for quality professional help whenever that bit of extra support with life’s challenges is needed.
Today, I hold my own private practice in West London in Chiswick and South Kensington, both are tranquil spaces for you to unravel your difficulties.
How can Psychotherapeutic Counselling help?
Some people find that psychotherapeutic counselling can help to make sense of the past or help evolve and transform themselves into feeling like their ‘true-self’ again, perhaps after some of the most difficult periods or negative situations in their lives.
How do I work with my clients?
I work with my clients using a variety of approaches integrated to suit the individual. This holistic approach has proven to be effective for helping individuals to come to terms with the past without digging too deeply into it, and has helped my clients to accept themselves fully and transform their quality of life. Counselling has also helped my clients to improve how they communicate with others, significantly improving their relationships.
However, I truly believe that 'one size does not fit all' and apply this way of working to my clients, using a variety of methods from across the psychology sector to help individuals understand themselves and reclaim that ‘inner strength’ and to shift away from a sense of something being wrong to feeling right again.
How long are the sessions?
I offer individuals and couples short-term (six -12 weeks) and long-term (open-ended) sessions in person or via an encrypted video-call. Together, we can work at a pace to suit you, to help move through a difficult time and to overcome any barriers you have to feeling okay about yourself and thriving in your life.
All sessions are fifty minutes long.
The areas that I can help you with are....
In terms of expertise I can help with dealing with bereavement and loss, sadness, anxiety and panic attacks, depression, post traumatic stress and trauma, low self-esteem, menstruation and hormonal issues, as well as fertility issues, sex and sexuality, difficulties with relationships or workplace issues, and major career transitions.
I am non-discriminatory, race and LGBTQ+ affirmative, and I honour individuality whilst fostering a sense of empowerment in my work with everyone
Whatever it is, together we can work on what it is you want to change, and formulate a way forwards towards genuine and lasting change.
If there’s something you’d like to ask me in confidence, or discuss with me today, email me or call me direct.
Training, qualifications & experience
I gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Relational Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling from one of the UK's most highly regarded Psychotherapy & Counselling training organisations, Metanoia Institute.
As part of my therapeutic tool-box I also qualified as a Human Potential Coach (Dip Coaching) in 2016, where I was trained to use proven cutting-edge practical tools from the world of Positive Psychology, to help facilitate individuals in developing self-awareness, becoming more mindful, and empowering them to make positive changes in their lives.
As a requirement of the BACP, I am fully insured and I receive regular professional clinical supervision with some of the most experienced Clinical Supervisors in the industry, which ensures a safe and high-quality environment required to work ethically whilst staying up-to-speed with the evolving nature of the counselling and psychotherapy world.
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
£50.00 - £80.00 for one session (50 minutes), all fees are subject to assessment.
I also have two bursary places available for those who are unable to afford the full cost of psychotherapy.
Concessions offered for
Sliding scale offered for those with financial difficulties. Please email or call me to discuss this.