This professional is available for new clients.
This professional is available for new clients.
I have been working as a counsellor and psychotherapist for 12 years now. I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment. I work with individual adults on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to overcome any difficulties you might be experiencing.
Through the process of therapy, I am committed to helping you discover your true self, and to help you to develop healthier relationships with both yourself and others and to develop yourself to your full potential.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with full accredited membership status with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have completed a four year postgraduate diploma in transpersonal integrative counselling and psychotherapy at the Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy Education in London. This training incorporated the four main approaches in psychotherapy, namely psychodynamic, humanistic, existential and transpersonal.
I have also completed a Certificate in Person-Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression when I worked as a counsellor in an NHS IAPT service. This training combined a person-centred and emotion-focused approach. The aim of this therapy is to explore any blocked or suppressed emotions which may be outside of our conscious awareness. This therapy is designed to alleviate the symptoms of depression, as suppressing our emotions can be a contributing factor to our experience of depression.
I have spent the last 7 years working as a counsellor in an NHS hospital setting. I have also worked as a counsellor at an aftercare service for people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction for approximately 2 years as well as working in private practice.
As an NHS counsellor and a private practitioner, I have worked with a broad range of difficulties. These include amongst others, depression and anxiety, codependency and relationship difficulties, work-related issues including stress and bullying, bereavement and loss, perimenopause difficulties and neurodiversity issues, including autism and ADHD presentations.
I have a particular interest in working with codependency which I have worked with for many years. As part of my work with codependency, I explore the relationship dynamics occurring in both romantic, social and family relationships including the connection between codependency and narcissism and how this manifests. It is crucial to firstly develop more awareness of the relationship dynamics which may be occurring in our lives before changes can be made. With knowledge comes power and the ability to make new choices for ourselves.
I also have an interest in working with life transitions, including the perimenopause which can be a particularly difficult time for many women both physically and mentally. I can offer emotional support to help you through this journey of change and help you to feel empowered through this process when you may be feeling quite vulnerable.
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.
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.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
I offer a free introductory telephone consultation which would normally be between 20 to 30 minutes. For subsequent sessions, I charge £65 per session which will be for 50 minutes.
When I work
I am currently offering face to face sessions in Greenwich on Tuesday evenings and Tuesday - Thursday daytime and online sessions Monday - Thursday daytime and Saturday mornings.
In our first session together, this will be a chance for us to get to know each other and find out whether I am the right therapist for you. We will have an initial consultation to find out exactly what you are looking for in your therapy and whether I am the best therapist to meet your needs.