Whether you need time to stop and reflect, or a place to talk about problems that burden you, it can help to share thoughts and feelings with someone outside of friends and family.
I see counselling as a joint exploration of your concerns, a collaborative effort towards helping you make sense of your experiences, feelings and behaviours. As an integrative therapist, I draw from different theoretical models to inform my reflection on our work and best suit the issues that you bring. I specialise in bereavement and, more generally, loss and its surrounding issues, whether recent or from the past. I work with a diverse range of adult clients struggling with relationships, low mood, anxiety and self-esteem.
I provide a calm, confidential and supportive environment where you can safely unpack your worries, explore issues that are bothering you or holding you back and look for a way through. I offer therapy in English or French.
My practice is a short walk from West Wickham station, with bus routes from Beckenham, Bromley, and Croydon. Confidential messages can be left on the phone number provided.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as an integrative therapist at the Minster Centre in London, an organisation validated by the UKCP and BACP and affiliated with Middlesex University. I hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling. Prior to this, I completed a foundation certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling at WPF and a Humanistic Skills and Studies certificate at the Metanoia Institute, two other UK leading training organisations.
I have volunteered as a bereavement counsellor for several years at St Christopher's Hospice in Sydenham and prior to this, for the charity Cruse Bereavement Care. In the Mental Health charity sector, I have worked with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, abuse and issues of culture and identity.
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