As a qualified counsellor I am committed to building a trusting and collaborative relationship with you. At your own pace we can start to unpack those challenges that may be causing you pain and limiting your full potential and work out what is best for you.
Perhaps the current pandemic has shone a light on areas which you have ignored, minimised or misunderstood.
I offer an initial (free) introductory call (15 minutes).
Our first session will be a chance for you to share what has led you to seek counselling. I will aim to learn a little about you and we can get a sense of whether we are a right 'fit'. I adhere to strict confidentiality in all sessions.
Please feel free to send me a message on here, or a text /phonecall.
There is no obligation for you to continue with sessions. If you do decide to continue, I offer 6/8 weekly joint reviews to ensure that your needs are still being met.
I am trained in offering counselling sessions outside (all seasons). We can access nearby walking trails in Epping Forest which you may like to try as an alternative.
Short term (min 6 weeks) and longer term counselling is available - weekly and fortnightly option.
As an integrative counsellor I incorporate different theories and creative ways of working, to help you to find insight and where you can begin to heal and grow as an individual.
I specialise in offering a creative approach (includes drawing, masks, figures, sandtrays and more) in my work as I believe that there aren't always the right words to demonstrate how you feel. It is a safe and inspiring opportunity for you to make sense of past experiences and your personal story.
When ready, we can work towards understanding at a deeper level how recent or early life experiences and relationships have really impacted your ‘here and now’ and help you to understand how you relate to your ‘self’ and ‘others’.
Associate Counsellor in educational and community mental health services with adults and young people, supporting clients with a wide range of issues including:
Anxiety, Depression, Loss of confidence and Self-esteem, Bullying, Self-harm and Suicidal thoughts, Bereavement, Relationship problems, Work issues and Domestic abuse.
Currently I also work as an NHS Social Prescriber offering a holistic approach for patients - ‘what matters to me’ rather than ‘what is the matter with me’. I strive to support patients to reduce barriers and to rediscover or nourish their purpose in life.
I am a fully trained and qualified counsellor. As a Registered Member (382407) of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work according to their ethical framework.
I have full and comprehensive private indemnity insurance and adhere to GDPR policies.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4) - CPCAB - Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Academy
Continued Professional Development 2021:
- Jan 2021 Suicide Awareness and Response for Primary Care - 4 Mental Health
- Dec 2020 Working Creatively with Nesting Dolls in Counselling - Pauline Andrew
- Sep 2020 Introduction to Taking Therapy Outside (Experimental) - Lisa Mason-Gates
- Sep 2020 Attachment Behaviour in the Counselling Room- Pauline Andrew
- July 2020 Working Creatively with the Inner Child in Counselling - Pauline Andrew
- June 2020 Using Transactional Analysis Creatively in Counselling - Pauline Andrew
- June 2020 - Culture in the Therapy Room/Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain/Using Genograms/Sitting in the Stillness (TA) - Online Events
- Level 5 Certificate in Integrating Creative Interventions for Counsellors CPCAB - Barnabas Counselling Training
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
Please feel free to send me a message on here, or a text/phonecall.
1 hour face to face counselling/outdoor sessions (E4, London area) £45
1 hour online (Zoom)/telephone counselling £45
Initial 15 minute telephone conversation (no charge)
I offer short term and long term counselling.
I offer (limited) concessionary rates (£35)
Concessions offered for
I am available Wednesdays(day/evening), Thursdays (evening) and Saturdays(day)
I have a 24 hour cancellation policy which is detailed fully in the counselling contract which you will receive if you decide to commit to counselling.