As a registered accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I abide by the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. I trained at The Gestalt Centre London and have worked with counselling services in Camden, Soho and Harlow. I work both as student counsellor in Higher Education and as an independent practitioner. My private practice is based at The Gestalt Centre which is located near Kings Cross and St Pancras Stations, NW1. My background is teaching and the visual arts. I have experience in long and short-term counselling working with a wide range of issues, including depression, anger, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, low self-esteem, relationships, bereavement, abuse, trauma and loss. I am particularly interested in issues of belonging and cultural diversity.
There are many reasons why people come to counselling.You may feel unhappy, anxious and stressed. Perhaps you want to know why you get angry with some people and not with others, why you are unable to move forward, feeling stuck and frustrated. You may want to assert yourself more, communicate differently.
Counselling is a talking therapy. When this is difficult this may be combined with other creative activities such as writing and drawing. The aim of counselling is to support and provide you with a confidential opportunity to explore personal issues in safety, focusing on your emotional needs and problems. Through talking you can find out things about yourself that will help you understand what is going on for you. My role is to help you develop your own understanding. Through talking we can gradually learn more about your innermost parts. This can lead the way to greater acceptance of yourself and others. By being more aware you will change and feel more empowered to choose to do things differently.
This work is about being true to your self rather than being who you think you 'should' be, to reclaim those parts of you that have been denied. This is both challenging and rewarding work leading to emotional healing and growth. It works best when we both commit to engaging in the process. We will attend to your whole person: how you/we make contact, talk, hear, listen, move, breathe and see. I will explore with you what you feel, do, want, avoid, expect and dream. The emphasis is on how you relate to yourself and the world around you.
When faced with challenges we learn certain ways of coping which may have become unhelpful and keep us stuck. We can examine your past experiences that may affect the way you see your life now and how that view may be causing you to ignore your real needs and add to your pain. Armed with this knowledge you can move to a healthier attitude towards yourself and the world.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP accredited Diploma in Counselling, CBT from a Gestalt Perspective, Certificate in Humanistic Counselling Skills, BACP endorsed Certificate in Clinical Supervision, CELTA, BA FA Hons
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
one-to-one :£45+ for 50min counselling session; £30 initial consultation
couple: £60+ for 80min;
4 pm -9 pm on Wed; other days may become available