A qualified couples' counsellor providing counselling to individuals and couples who are struggling
to connect with someone they love.
Relationships and connections with others are important. Close relationships can provide you with happiness and satisfaction. But when a relationship with someone significant - romantic partner or family member- isn't what you hoped for it can feel very painful and hopeless.
Reflecting on your relationship in counselling can open the door to new levels of intimacy.
I also know that how you relate to others can be affected by many different things including depression, bereavement, a history of childhood sexual abuse, trauma and aspects of difference. I also have specific training and experience of working in these areas.
Counselling can help you give a different perspective to your relationships and empower you to facilitate change. Whilst you might be feeling disheartened right now; all it takes is that first step to get started towards having a better life.
You do not have to suffer alone.
Do you want your relationship to be different? Or are looking for a counsellor to support you with any of these problems? Please call and book a free 15 minutes phone consultation on 07535 864 836 or take a look at my blog: www.shdcounselling.co.uk/blog. I regularly post on relationship and well-being issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a BACP accredited Diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Counselling from the Re.Vision Centre for Integrative Psychosynthesis. I am a registered member of the BACP and work in accordance with their Ethical Framework.
I have undertaken additional specialist training in Couples Counselling and Loss, Complicated Grief and Traumatic Bereavement.
I regularly attend courses to comply with BACP requirements, these include:
- Couples in Search of Soul
- Mindfulness (MBSR)
- Working with Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
- Working with Diversity in Counselling
- Health and Well-being in the Workplace
I have extensive experience of working in Public Sector organisations and understand the complexities and challenges that are contributors to work related stress.
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
I am available daytime's Tuesday to Friday. Evenings Tuesday-Thursday 6 pm-9 pm.
West Norwood is in zone 3. My practice is walking distance from West Norwood mainline rail station. West Dulwich, Herne Hill and Tulse Hill stations are also close by. Bus numbers 2, 68, 468, 196, 322 and 315 stop opposite.
My Beckenham practice is in zone 4, 10 minutes walking distance from Clock House and Beckenham Junction mainline rail stations. Trains from central London, Dulwich, Herne Hill and Kent stop at both stations. Beckenham Junction, Elmers End and Beckenham Road tram stops are also close by. Bus numbers 54, 194, 358 and many others stop just a few minutes away.