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MBACP (Accred)

About me

  • Do you feel depressed or anxious, or are you simply not enjoying life as much as you used to?
  • Are you finding your relationships unsatisfying?
  • Have you recently suffered a loss, such as a bereavement, redundancy or relationship breakdown, and are finding it hard to move on?

By offering a safe, honest and non-judgemental environment, I aim to help you discover your own inner resources and strengths so that you can experience positive change in your life.

As well as working in private practice, I have also worked within the NHS, as part of the IAPT Lewisham service. I also have experience of working at a community counselling service in Waterloo where clients included members of the general public as well as students from London South Bank University. I have supported clients through difficult times in their lives, helped them manage their anxiety, and enabled them to build more fulfilling relationships.

I follow an integrative model, drawing on a variety of therapeutic techniques, depending on your needs. These include humanistic and psychodynamic approaches. I offer both long and short-term counselling. The sessions take place in an empathic, trusting and confidential environment.

I believe that the relationship between the counsellor and the person they support is crucial to successful therapy. With this in mind, the initial assessment would be an opportunity for you to decide whether you would like to work through your issues with me, and for me to get to know you a little. Please feel free to give me a call or email me to discuss your needs and ask any questions that you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, Mary Ward Centre

I am an accredited Member of the BACP and follow their Ethical Framework.

I have worked at ASTIS, the Deptford Psychotherapy Centre, providing counselling within the NHS.

I also have experience of working at Waterloo Community Counselling, providing counselling to members of the general public as well as students at London South Bank University.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information



Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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