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MBACP

About me

Hi I’m Ros,

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.

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.

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.

I am currently offering face to face, telephone, online support and instant messaging counselling

Phototherapy

I also use phototherapy to help clients create their own personal safe place. Please ask me for more details about this.

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.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Phototherapy

Fees

Additional information

£45 per hour. Discounts for low incomes and benefits.

Further information

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.

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.

London, London, London, NW9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme