I’m an integrative counsellor of many years’ experience. I qualified in 2011 from Roehampton University with a degree in Integrative Counselling, this means although I work mainly in a personal centred approach. I have a variety of different ways I can work, they include; Existential, Psychodynamic, and CBT techniques. I am a member of the BACP and abide by all their principals and codes of ethics which means how I work is to help you heal past wounds, develop as a person and live your life more fully.
I use a solutions-focused approach to counselling. I strive to give as much autonomy as I possibly can to my clients, so I offer various avenues in which we can conduct our sessions. Whether this be face to face counselling or over the phone, I believe that the relationship between the client and their therapist is an important one if you are to explore issues that may be difficult to express or painful to remember.
I offer you a safe and non-judgemental environment to confidentially discuss and explore any and all issues or thoughts you are facing which may have come about through various events in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
CCLC (Camden Counselling and Listening Centre) December 2008-April 2010. Voluntary Counselling Placement (individual counselling sessions of 50 mins, integrated counselling - using person-centred existential and psychodynamic approaches.
Training at CLCC. CPPD attendance certificate, consisting of:
- Assessments for counselling
- General content re delivering counselling to clients with addictions, suicidal thoughts and behaviour, and self-harm.
- Crisis listening
Roehampton University. BSc Hons Integrated Counselling. June 2011.
Roehampton University. Phototherapy Europe in prisons (PIP) training programme. November-December 2014.
Headley Drive Surgery August 2010 to November 2010. Voluntary Counselling Placement in a GP Practice.
CLDS (Camden Learning and Disability Services) April 2011 Voluntary Counselling placement for 1 year. Individual counselling sessions.
CRI Camden Services 2013. Voluntary counselling service for clients with substance abuse problems. Drug and Alcohol maximum 12 sessions using, Person Centred and CBT (Cycle of Change Brief Solution-Focus Counselling and Relapse Prevention) one to one 50 minute sessions.
Training completed at CRI:
- Safeguarding children. June 2013
- Implications for children's social work practice. July 2013
- Understanding the impact on children. July 2013
- Understanding substance misuse. July 2013
- Mental health awareness, Intermediate. July 2013
- Safeguarding adults at risk. January 2014
- Relapse management. February 2014
- Basic substance misuse awareness, Southern pilot. March 2014
- Drugs now:Trends. March 2014
Tasha Foundation, 2014-2016. The service offered one-off counselling sessions by means of instant messaging for anyone who chose to access. This service was operational 12 hours a day, 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m., seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Training completed at Tasha Foundation:
- Psychological first aid. November 2015
- An exploration of the online therapy movement in the UK. December 2015
- Working with suicidal clients. February 2016
- Introduction to sexual and relationship therapy. April 2016.
- Harm minimisation in alcohol interventions. October 2016.
BACP courses and conferences:
- Children, young people, and families conference 2019. Working with risk: The therapist's dilemma.
- BACP research conference 2019. Shaping counselling practice and policy: the next 25 years.
- Online webcast: An evening with Emmy Van Deurzen. March 2019.
- Octavia webcast 2019. Beginning, developing and strengthening the way we work online. March 2015.
Private Practice- 2013 to present, including ATOS referrals 2014 to 2016.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per hour. Discounts for low incomes and benefits.
On street parking available on Hay Lane as well as good local bus routes. Local underground is Kingsbury, a 5- 10 minute walk.
I started out nursing specializing first with adults substance abuse and progressing in to psychiatry.
I went continued developing and trained in holistic therapies working with clients who had physical problems and then it was a natural progression into counselling of helping people on a emotional level .
The first session is when we meet and I will explain what the counselling therapeutic relationship is and your reason for coming, and to ensure you are happy to go ahead and feel safe and secure.
What I can help with:
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues.
Types of therapy:
Behavioural, Brief therapy, Cognitive, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy.
Clients I work with:
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Young people.
How I deliver therapy:
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited.