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Psychotherapeutic Counsellor - NCS Accredited, (Dips.Couns)

About me

I am a qualified and accredited Transactional Analysis psychotherapeutic counsellor working with clients to explore and identify patterns of behaviour in an individual’s personality and how this has been shaped by past experiences, particularly those stemming from childhood. This includes anxiety, depression, low self confidence, learning difficulties, relationship issues, loss of direction and family conflict.

Whilst counselling may feel daunting for some, I believe that great awareness of one’s mind can give a more open state of being, and that you become more attuned to your own feelings, thoughts, and desires.

​I offer individual counselling sessions to adults and young adults over 18 on a long or short-term basis. My approach incorporates a range of theories of counselling and psychotherapy including psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, humanistic, and working relational.

​I will build a therapeutic relationship with you, providing a safe and supportive environment of trust in a well-balanced environment of understanding, empathy and with a non-judgmental approach to support positive change.

If you would like to get in touch with me, please contact me either by phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 6 Diploma in Counselling (NCS Accredited)
  • Four years clinical TA Psychotherapy training
  • Bereavement training
  • Currently working towards advanced training Level 7 in Psychotherapy accredited by UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).

I have supported clients with a wide range of concerns including, Low Self Esteem, Anxiety and Stress, Family Conflicts, Depression, Health Issues, Relationship Issues, Learning Difficulties, Bereavement and Loss.

This list is by no means exhaustive, having been trained to work with a variety of issues.

During my training I volunteered at The Awareness Centre in Clapham and within the NHS working with adults in both long-term and short-term counselling. I currently work with children voluntarily within a secondary school.

​I spent 15 years as a professional in the design industry with a BA Hons in Fashion and Design Studies. I understand the pressures of a work environment, and the everyday demands in life to get things right, to please others and those unspoken expectations.

My role is to provide you with a safe space within, whilst we explore the meaning of what you bring.  I aim to support you to develop a deeper connection with yourself and your surroundings whilst you build your awareness in order to make positive choices.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society

Fees

From £50.00 to £55.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

Individual sessions face to face are set at £55, Online sessions are set at £50. Sessions are 50 minutes and will be weekly on a regular day and time; I offer short-term and long-term counselling.

The number of sessions will depend on each individual’s circumstances, this can be assessed and discussed to suit your needs.

Available Tuesdays; Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8am - 6pm.

When I work

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Further information

I work within a Transactional Analysis (TA) framework, TA is described as an integrative approach to counselling and psychotherapy, bringing together elements of various methodologies.

TA is a personality and communication theory for understanding human behaviour, how we behave and relate to each other. It was originally developed by Eric Berne in the late 1950s.

TA focuses on promoting personal growth, whilst helping people reach their fullest potential in all areas of life.

My approach incorporates a range of theories of counselling and psychotherapy including psychodynamic, psychoanalytic, humanistic, and working relational.

​I build a therapeutic relationship with my clients providing a safe and supportive environment of trust in a well-balanced environment of understanding, empathy and with a non-judgmental approach to support positive change.

What is Counselling and what can I expect?

The focus of counselling is to enable you to navigate your life in a way that is manageable for you, my role is to support you and to help you make meaning of your experiences.

​There are many reasons why people seek counselling: lack of direction, a sense of feeling lost, grief or perhaps repetitive patterns that are causing you concern. I believe that everyone is valuable and has the capacity and ability to make new decisions in life, I see this as a place for self-discovery and growth. 

​I believe that counselling gives you the tools to become more attuned to your feelings, thoughts, and desires. I offer a free initial telephone consultation, giving us both the opportunity to hear each other and for you to ask me any questions you may have. 

You can either contact me via email or by phone for us to arrange a time that is convenient for us both. You may feel apprehensive and that’s OK, I’ve listed a few questions below that I may ask you.

  • Have you had counselling in the past, if yes what was helpful or not?
  • What prompted you now to seek therapy?
  • If you are unsure as to why, what are your main concerns?

In the first session, we will fill out some paperwork which will include contact details, current concerns, past history and what you hope to get out of the sessions. This gives us the opportunity to discuss your needs in more detail.

Centre For Counselling Training & Therapy, 67-69 Widmore Road, Bromley, BR1 3AA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

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