It is my aim to help you to become more comfortable with who you are so that you can:
- Understand your needs and express these to others.
- Prioritise and take care of yourself (without feeling guilty).
- Identify and understand unhelpful patterns of behaviour.
- Be clear on your boundaries and be able to establish them.
- Be less critical of your self.
I have been a therapist for almost 20 years and I am easy to talk to. It is my intention to offer a working relationship in which you feel safe to explore what has been bothering you openly and in confidence. I aim to do this at your own pace but with an appropriate level of challenge.
As well as my own private practice I have worked as a therapist in various settings including workplace support agencies (insurance providers and EAP's) the NHS, schools, universities, a rape crisis centre and for a domestic abuse charity.
I offer both short term counselling and longer term therapy.
With over 1,000 hours experience as a telephone counsellor I am confident in offering support remotely. If you can find a space where you can talk in confidence we can work together on the phone or via video conferencing (for which I also have experience and specific training).
Accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I have regular supervision and carry full indemnity insurance.
I am also the presenter of my podcast The Validation Lounge: https://validationlounge.com in which I discuss self worth with other professionals in the field of talking therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling from the Metanoia Institute.
Foundation in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education.
Its important to me to be up to date and as well informed as possible in counselling theory and I therefore regularly attend workshops and training courses, I have a particular interest in trauma and have attended several trainings on this.
Accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Counsellor for GP's working within the NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) framework.
One to one and group supervision for teachers and teaching staff.
Workplace counselling and conducting assessments with Employee Assistance Programmes.
The Rising Sun Domestic Violence and Abuse Charity: Offering one to one and group therapy for women and mentoring young children.
Counsellor for the London Rape Crisis Centre.
Working in private practice for over 10 years.
I am an approved practitioner for BUPA, OH Assist, Ceridian Lifeworks, CiC and Staffcare Services (support organisation for government employees).
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Family issues, anxiety, depression, abuse, domestic abuse, relationship problems, separation and divorce, affair and betrayals, low self esteem, bereavement, stress emotional abuse, loneliness, work related stress, behaviour problems, domestic violence, childhood bullying.
£45 for a (50 minute) appt.