Welcome to my profile. I am a warm, creative and experienced counsellor based in chingford. Are you feeling anxious, depressed, having problems with relationships or just feeling stuck in a rut? Maybe you are aware of a need to be really listened to, valued, understood and accepted ?
During this uncertain and worrying time counselling sessions are taking place online or over the telephone. I offer a confidential and safe space to both adults and young people 18 + for short and longer term work. My approach is Integrative, which means that I am skilled at using a variety of counselling interventions so that sessions are tailored to meet your individual needs. I have experience in working with a wide range of presenting issues.
Working through your thoughts and feelings within the context of a supportive counselling relationship can lead to a re evaluation of ways of thinking and being, so that changes and choices can be made to help you to live a more fulfilling life.
Change of any kind can often seem daunting but together we can aim to get to the root of problems, find creative solutions and overcome obstacles to your growth.
Research demonstrates that the single most significant factor in predicting the outcome of therapy is the relationship between therapist and client.
I am committed to that relationship and to helping you to explore, express and untangle aspects of yourself that may be painful, uncomfortable or confusing. It often helps and can be easier to speak to a person who is impartial and separate from your friends and family.
I have 18 years experience as a counsellor, having worked in educational settings, the voluntary sector, the NHS, as well as in private practice. I am also registered to provide counselling and psychotherapy under the following private healthcare schemes: Aviva Health and Pru Health.
Appointments are available during the day/ evenings by telephone or via Zoom video meeting. You will need an email address, a webcam and phone, tablet, laptop or PC to access Zoom.
Please contact me either by email or telephone initially. I have an answer phone and will always return your call.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have full Professional Liability Insurance, am registered with the UKCP and am an Accredited menmber of BACP. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Person Centred counselling.
I gained a Certificate in Integrative Counselling in 1999, an Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Counselling in 2003, and became an Accredited member of the BACP in 2006.
I have extensive post qualification experience and regularly attend courses and workshops to ensure that my practice is up to date.
This enables me to work integratively which means that I am able to draw on ideas and theories from a Person Centred, CBT, Existential, Transpersonal and Psychodynamic approach to psychotherapy and counselling where appropriate .
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Survivors of narcissistic abuse.
Individuals identifying as highly sensitive.
During the day and evenings.
My practice is in Chingford and is a 25 minute walk from North Chingford area and Station.
I am also within easy reach of nearby areas such as Woodford, Highams Park and Buckhurst Hill, Walthamstow and Enfield.
Free on road parking is available if coming by car.