People come to counselling for many different reasons. Life has a tendency to throw major challenges at us without warning. You may find yourself dealing with a specific life changing circumstance such as a bereavement, traumatic experience, relationship difficulties or redundancy to name a few. Sometimes being able to pin point feelings can be a little difficult. You may be experiencing feelings of being in a rut and are anxious, depressed or just unsure of how you currently feel about your life or a certain situation.
Acknowledging you may need some help is a big and very positive step in the right direction. Having a support network is a good thing, but you may not want or feel able to open up and discuss your inner most thoughts and feelings with those closest to you. This is where having a space to talk about whatever is happening for you with an impartial, trusted person in a confidential setting can be beneficial.
Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, my role as therapeutic counsellor is to provide you with a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment where you are able to explore your thoughts and feelings openly. We can work together with an aim to evaluate where you feel you are currently in your life, then identify what direction you may want your life to take and what process you need to undertake to achieve your aims.
My approach is integrative and heavily influenced by person centred and psychodynamic theories. I do not see therapy as something that is the same for all and believe by combining approaches from a variety of theories I am able to adapt them to personally suit the individual needs of each client. Essentially this means that I am here to support you, whilst together we shall explore whatever issues present themselves for you at this time as well as acknowledging how your past may have influenced your current choices and behaviour.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and experienced Integrative counsellor and registered member of the British association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have previously worked along side the Shaw Trust Charity, providing counselling for long term unemployed service users. This was on a 12 session basis where the focus of sessions included getting back into work as well as low self esteem, anxiety and depression.
Along side Private practice, I am currently a sessional counsellor working with Improving Access to Psychological Services (IAPTS) in Croydon. This NHS service is provided by the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. IAPT's offer a range of psychological therapies to adults 18 years and over, all of whom are registered with a Croydon GP.
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate - Separation and Attachment
- Certificate - Working with change resistant drinkers
- Certificate - Freedom Programme -Victims of Domestic Abuse
- Certificate - Diabetes in Healthcare
- Certificate - Safeguarding Children L1&L2
- Certificate -Safeguarding Adults L1
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
Free: 15 minutes telephone consultation
£50 - £60 : Individual sessions
There are a few slots available for those on low income, please feel free to contact and discuss.