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BACP Accredited Counsellor

About me

I offer a warm, empathic, non-judgmental and confidential space for you to talk about whatever issues or feelings you may be struggling with. I am currently working online by video or telephone with adult clients aged 18 or over on an individual one to one basis. Sessions last for 50 minutes and usually take place weekly. I will offer face to face counselling again to those who are able to travel to my practice once it is safe to do so.

I am a qualified and experienced Integrative Counsellor who is a Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy offering both long term and short term counselling based on your individual needs. I will draw on different ideas and approaches to help you find your way forward with whatever it is that is bringing you to seek counselling.

First steps

I appreciate that taking that first step towards receiving help can often be the most difficult and daunting. To begin with we can meet for an initial consultation where we can explore what is bringing you into counselling, check out whether it is appropriate for us to work together and I can explain in more detail how counselling works. As for all sessions my fee is £45.  We can discuss any concessionary requirements when you first make contact.

How to make an appointment

To get in touch to make an appointment please contact me confidentially on my mobile where you can leave a message if you need to or if you prefer you can send me an email via my website. I am happy for you to contact me if you have any queries or questions about counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

Principal Training
BA (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Integrative-Relational Counselling
Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling

Continuing Professional Development Training include:

Practice beyond the pandemic - considering a blended approach to delivering therapy

Integrating artwork into your counselling practice

An Introduction to Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Working Therapeutically With The Possibilities of Uncertainty

The Body in Mind - The Body In The Therapeutic Space

A course on a Creative Approach to Counselling using Visual and Kinaesthetic Tools and Techniques

BACP Private Practice Conference 'Identity' Can you tell me who I am?'

Mindful Compassion for Therapists

Attachment and the Defense against Intimacy

Working at Relational Depth in counselling and Psychotherapy
Mindfulness
Reclaiming the Body: "Trauma Sensitive Yoga" for Trauma Survivors and Their Therapists
Attachment Theory
Grief Counselling
Eating Disorders
Working with Shame and Self-Criticism

Experience
Wimbledon Guild Counsellor and Assessment Counsellor
NHS G.P surgery providing short term counselling
New Malden Counselling Service

I currently work in private practice in South West London and abide by the ethical code of the BACP and receive on-going regular supervision.

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

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are £50 for a 50 minute session.

This is for the initial consultation and for on-going sessions.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer early morning appointments on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays.  

Further information

Please let me know when you first get in touch if you require a concessional place.

19 Grasmere Avenue, Merton Park, London, SW19 3DY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults