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MBACP,UKCP Integrative Transpersonal Counsellor

About me

Making the decision to seek professional help can feel daunting, but ultimately, I believe it is a courageous act.  We all experience times when we feel afraid, anxious and vulnerable.  Intense feelings of shame, anger, guilt and struggles with addictive substances or behaviours should not be things we have to manage alone. Change and loss are inevitable and part of what it means to be a human being. I specialise in helping people transition through challenging life stages or situations. Relationship difficulties, eating disorders, loss, the menopause and bereavement are all areas I am experienced in working with.

I offer online and 'face to face' therapy sessions with individuals and couples.

Whatever you feel you are struggling with I will listen compassionately to your story so that you feel heard and understood. I offer you a calm yet robust presence that allows you to explore your thoughts and feelings safely.  Many of our problems may be rooted in how we relate to ourselves and other people.  Often when we feel 'stuck' anxious or depressed we are limiting ourselves in some way, 'beating up on ourselves' or not treating ourselves with the loving kindness we deserve.  As a therapist I can help you look at yourself and your dilemmas from different angles, which can feel both a relief and very liberating.  I offer you a collaborative relationship in which we explore whatever is troubling you, find solutions to your difficulties and illuminate what it is your soul longs for.

What brings one to therapy?

We can decide to seek therapy for many reasons.  Often we have known for sometime that a certain area of our lives is not working or that something that happened to us in the past is perhaps holding us back.  However we put off seeking help feeling we should be able to work things out alone and remain 'stuck' in self-defeating behaviours or in jobs or relationships that are ultimately unfulfilling.

Relationship anxiety is something I help many of my clients with.  It may be connected to a past or present trauma, a lack of confidence in yourself and your abilities or overwhelm due to difficult circumstances or life changing transitions such as illness, loss, bereavement or divorce. 
Other typical areas I work with in my practice include depression, work related stress/burn-out and bullying.

As a couples counsellor I also see couples who are unhappy and have resorted to blaming each other for their distress.  My role then is to facilitate insight and understanding by holding 'a safe place' for the couple to speak honestly and openly about their fears and or vulnerabilities.  Very often this helps create a positive shift in how the couple communicate with each other, helping to renew their appreciation, erotic connection and love for the other.  At other times the therapy may facilitate a separation or moving on and then the couples work becomes a process of saying goodbye and grieving the loss of the relationship.

How I work

I work with you as an individual which means that my approach will be guided by your personality, your needs and what brings you to therapy.  As an integrative transpersonal therapist I am interested in helping you discover more about your 'gifts' and uniqueness and, if this is an area that appeals to you, I can help you gain greater access to your intuition and creativity through the exploration of dreams, visualisations, breath and body work.


What to expect when we first meet

Initially I will have a conversation with you on the phone and take some basic details about you.  We will then arrange to meet and during the first session I will endeavour to get a sense of you and how I may be able to help you.  This is also an opportunity for you to decide whether you feel comfortable with me and ask any questions you may have about my training or orientation.  I offer both short term and long term therapy.  Short term therapy is beneficial if you want to focus on a  specific problem in your life or you have recently experienced a traumatic life event such as a bereavement, illness, divorce or job loss.  Longer term therapy may be better suited to you if you feel that you are struggling with more 'deep seated' emotional issues from your past.

Ultimately however we work creatively together to provide meaningful solutions to what you are struggling with in life.

Training, qualifications & experience

B.A (Hons)
Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy from the CCPE (Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education)
Certificate in couples training from Revision 2006/7
Nutritionist Dip (ION)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Weight loss
Obesity

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Fees

£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£65 for individuals and £100 for couples.

Sessions are 60 minutes for individuals and 75 minutes for couples and are normally arranged at an agreed set time and day each week.

I have some reduced fee spaces for people on low incomes available by negotiation.

When I work

Monday - Saturday day time. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings.

Willesden Lane, London, NW2 5JG

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups

Key details

one flight of stairs

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