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Dip.Couns . MBACP ARBET

About me

Are life's pressures and anxieties proving too difficult for you to cope with?

As an experienced Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist I work with individuals and couples providing a caring, safe and non-judgemental environment in which to explore your difficult feelings and inner conflicts enabling you to enhance your life and live it more fully.

I am a fully qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counsellor and Psychotherapists (BACP).

I have extensive experience working with individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds. I work on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period.

As a practising psychodynamic counsellor and CBT therapist, I use the approach that I feel best suits the individual. This flexibility offers clients the opportunity to optimise the positive beliefs from each.

My aim is to provide a caring, safe and enriching therapeutic relationship in which clients can explore their difficulties and inner conflicts.

I have worked extensively with clients who have experienced difficult childhoods and with those suffering from anxiety, depression and low self esteem.

Counselling/therapy is a gentle way to learn how to take charge of one's life. It offers space to explore new ways to be in a safe environment with an experienced practitioner.

For many years I worked at Gam Care counselling compulsive gamblers and their families.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in counselling University of North London
  • Training at the London Marriage Council
  • Training at the Tavistock Institute for Marital Studies
  • BACP certificate of proficiency
  • Solution brief therapy at BPS
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy at Centre for Stress Management

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

  • Gambling addiction
  • Alcohol addiction

Fees

Additional information

Individuals   £65.00 per session

Couples       £70.00 per session

When I work

Monday - Friday day and evening appointments Saturday appointments

Further information

Counselling is for those who:

  • Have problems forming or sustaining relationships
  • Find themselves repeatedly in unhappy relationships
  • Feel depressed
  • Feel anxious and unable to cope with the daily pressures of life
  • Lack self-confidence
  • Find the changes difficult to cope with - bereavement, illness, divorce
  • Suffer from phobias, eating disorders, panic attacks and obsessions
  • Have marital/partnership difficulties.
  • Suffer from addiction
  • Suffer from compulsive gambling.

West Hill House, 6 Swains Lane, Highgate N6 6QS, London, N6 6QS

Bushey Therapy Centre, 85 Melbourne Road, Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23 3LZ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme