Do you feel you are living a frustrated, limiting and lonely life at times? I have been a therapist for over 11 years within the NHS, UK charities and privately. I know life can often feel overwhelming, lonely, painful, anxiety building and confusing. We ALL struggle with low self esteem, relationship difficulties, stress, anxiety, worry, confusion and fear that can LIMIT our lives.
Our work will help you to UNDERSTAND yourself better by exploring unhelpful patterns, beliefs and feelings and EMPOWER you with NEW PERSPECTIVES to find a WAY FORWARD. Our work together can develop more CHOICE towards CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE AND RELATIONSHIPS.
‘I can finally make sense of things in my life now’
‘Our counselling has really boosted my confidence, even my family & friends can see it’
‘I feel it has given me back my life'
'I have finally found my voice’
‘I feel like all the jigsaw pieces of my life have come together’
‘I have changed so much for the better. I finally feel more at peace’
'The therapy has helped us work together again as a couple'
‘Our family home is much more peaceful since the therapy and we actually enjoy spending time together again’.
I work with INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES, YOUNG PEOPLE/TEENAGERS/ CHILDREN and FAMILIES.
You may be experiencing painful feelings including; feeling sad, depression, anxiety, relationship / family issues, confusion, loneliness, anger management difficulties, trauma, abuse, panic attacks, unhelpful behaviour patterns, loss, grief, isolation and low self-esteem. I have worked with clients experiencing; addiction, discrimination, bullying, suicidal thoughts, stress, eating issues, identity, body image difficulties, ADHD, Autism, bipolar and generalised anxiety disorder.
Please feel free to call or email me to arrange a 1 hour (reduced fee £65) introductory session on 07958 668 040 / email@example.com
Together we can develop your COPING SKILLS, RESILIENCE and strengths while nurturing exploration and PERSONAL GROWTH. I offer a safe, trusting and PROACTIVE counselling environment. The key to helpful therapy is HONESTY and TRUST therefore the RELATIONSHIP WE BUILD TOGETHER is key. You may be experiencing feelings of worry, sadness, a bereavement, low self esteem, loss, shame, guilt, fear and isolation.
I am a fully qualified therapist (MBACP) and I have a private practice in Kingston and the South West London area and have worked within local counselling services and NHS health centres for over 11 years. I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I support individuals experiencing anxiety, relationships issues, depression, low self-esteem, lack of self-confidence, panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, relationship issues, depression, addictions and thought disorders. Physical, emotional and sexual abuse from childhood through to adult life, grief and loss, relationship issues, anger management, ADHD and additional needs. I have supported clients with various addiction problems including alcohol, drug and sex/porn addictions, anxiety, relationship issues, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, bipolar disorder and manic depression. Our work will encourage SELF ACCEPTANCE / awareness, exploration into limiting self beliefs/ UNHELPFUL BEHAVIOUR PATTERNS and develop more UNDERSTANDING, helpful COPING SKILLS / strategies and EMPOWER YOU.
My work with couples has involved challenging relationship issues including; communication difficulties, anger, mistrust, abandonment, rejection, anxiety, conflicting expectations, anxiety, affairs/infidelity, domestic violence, addictions, fertility and conception issues, substance misuse, loss, gambling addiction, sex addiction, pornography addiction, miscarriage, stepfamilies, family breakdown; separation / divorce and psychosexual difficulties. The key elements in working with couples are exploring and improving communication, negotiation, compromise, affection, empathy and honesty. Couples issues can be explored productively and supported within a NEUTRAL, unbiased therapeutic environment. Couples work can involve challenging unhelpful and limiting patterns and beliefs, exploring realistic expectations, negative unhelpful behaviours and working towards REBUILDING TRUST within an authentic loving relationship. Through the sessions I support couples to IMPROVE COMMUNICATION, uncover, explore and CHALLENGE unspoken hurt, pain, disappointment and resentment that limits their INTIMACY and connection.
I also work with families and help them to explore parenting styles and STRATEGIES, emotional BOND/CLOSENESS, COMMUNICATION and CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR that may be facing as a family group/system. These may include issues around ANGER, CONTROL and BOUNDARIES. I can work with a few family members and the whole family. We explore feelings and behaviours and the ways in which they impact upon individuals and the whole family. We look at ways to become closer, improve practical communication and NEGOTIATION skills at home. Looking at the family history and expectations of each member. I have been trained in and facilitated parenting skills courses which help enhance current parenting skills. I explore alternatives with parents such as improving communication, using empathy and praise, realistic expectations and new behaviour strategies.
Children & Young People
I have worked with children and young people / adolescents / teenagers for over 20 years within a therapeutic environment. The young people I have worked with have experienced depression, anxiety, low self esteem/ confidence, bullying, eating disorders, self harm, behaviour difficulties, PTSD, abuse and a wide range of complex emotional problems. I am highly skilled at building rapport, forming trusting, honest and helpful therapeutic relationships with children and young people that supports their own exploration and growth. We work on building self esteem, healthy relationships within their family and peer group. This includes LEARNING TO MANAGE FEELINGS such as ANGER / ANXIETY and other difficult emotions and learning new COPING SKILLS and SELF CARE. This aims to build practical EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE, self acceptance and a better understanding of their own thoughts and feelings. I provide practical tools and coping strategies.
As a supervisor for therapists I work in a collaborative way exploring and developing your style through reflection and support. We will explore how the work impacts you in regards to stress and self care. While using self reflection we will explore your skills, ability and understanding bearing in mind effectiveness and accountability.
I am a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am a fully qualified BA (Hons) Integrative Relational Counsellor. I have a wide range of experience working with clients of all ages, ethnicities and sexual orientations.
My training as an integrative therapist means that I work within a number of different therapeutic perspectives - Psychodynamic, CBT, Humanistic, Person Centred and Gestalt - which will support our work together and we will find the approach that works best for you.
I have worked locally with children and families within social care for over 18 years. I have worked within NHS Health Centres, local counselling services and national charities including The MS Society supporting staff and volunteers. I have had a private counselling practice in Kingston and the South West London area for over 11 years.
Many years ago I hoped therapy would help me to explore some difficult issues and embark upon a journey of self acceptance. As my feelings and understanding of myself slowly changed I became more interested in therapeutic work and began training to become a therapist.
I offer both short and long-term therapy within a holistic approach. Short term therapy can be 6-12 weeks solution focused (CBT) on a particular issue. Longer term therapy aims to explore a client's life at a deeper level. It is entirely up to you to determine the length and the focus of our work together and this can be discussed at our initial session.
I am able to offer appointments in the day, evenings & weekends.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Integrative-Relational Counselling (BACP Accredited) - Middlesex University
Advanced Certificate in Counselling – Richmond College
Couple Dynamics Counselling Course - R. Morgan Therapy
Systemic Approaches to Individuals and Families - Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust / Accredited (AFT) FdYr1
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy / CBT - Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre
BPS Accreditation in Clinical Supervision - British Psychological Society Accredited SDS Course
Gestalt Psychotherapy Certificate - E.Strang Therapy
Other Relevant Training
CBT - Working with Families
Sex Therapy ‘Sex in the Consulting Room’ - Tavistock Relationships
Family and Social Constellations - BAATN
Narcissism and the Body - R. Morgan
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Certificate
Richmond Adult Education College
Domestic Violence and Sexual Exploitation Training – Royal Borough of Kingston
BA (Hons) Social Policy with Race and Culture – Middlesex University
I work with many areas of counselling including
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Anxiety Feeling sad
Lack of self worth
Feelings of isolation/loneliness
Affairs and betrayals
Adolescence and teenagers
Generalised anxiety disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Children and young people
£75.00 per session
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
ALL FEES ARE NEGOTIABLE
I offer a reduced initial session fee (1 hour) for clients to see how they feel working together
£70 for Individuals
£85 for Couples
£110 for Families
£45 for Supervision
From £75 for Individuals - I also offer 90 minutes for £110
£90 for Couples - I also offer 90 minutes for £125
£130 for Families - I also offer 90 minutes £155
£45 for Supervision
ALL FEES ARE NEGOTIABLE
Cancellations – under 24 hours notice the session fee will be charged
Daytime, evenings and weekends
Duration of Counselling
I work with clients on either a short term (6-12 weeks) and/or long term (open ended) basis depending upon your goals/needs. We would discuss your goals/needs at our initial session. This can be flexible and reviewed throughout our work.
Code of Ethics
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Registered member
Black and Asian Therapists Network (BAATN)