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I understand how difficult it can feel taking the first steps to accessing therapy and beginning to open up to somebody you don’t yet know. That’s why I will always go at your pace, allowing you to guide our sessions. I’m a warm and down-to-earth therapist, offering my knowledge of counselling and therapy to help you work through what brings you to counselling and to achieve the goals you may have. I know that at times of pain and distress it may feel like you can’t see a way out of your difficulties. It’s my job to support you and guide you to being able to find those answers within yourself. I work with clients experiencing a wide range of issues, such as; depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, bereavement, trauma, stress, etc.
I’m a qualified integrative counsellor, which means I work with several different modalities in my approach to therapy. The reason for this is that I don’t believe the client should ‘fit the therapy’, instead I work with what you bring and what might help you as an individual. I also specialise in mindfulness techniques to help clients experiencing anxiety. I hold a safe and confidential space for you to express your difficulties. My aim is that we find a way together for you to be able to work through the things that bring you to counselling.
Sometimes clients are unsure about exactly what brings them to therapy, which again, is something we can very much explore. Sometimes rather than a specific ‘issue’ it may be that you want to explore a feeling, thought, dream or memory. I believe it’s important to find the right therapist for you and I’m always open to clients taking their time after our first session to decide whether I’m the right counsellor for them. I’d invite you to contact me for any questions on how I work and how I might be able to help.
Training, qualifications & experience
I’m a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My studies in psychology and counselling were built over 8 years:
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling CPCAB
- Certificate in Counselling CPCAB
- Certificate in Counselling CPCAB
- Certificate of Proficiency BACP
- BA (hons) Psychology
- Meditation Teacher Diploma
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Bromley (Kent)- £60 per session (weekly sessions available).
Belgravia and Central London- £80 per session (fortnightly sessions available).
Many clients ask how many sessions they may need. This is always difficult to answer, as it depends on how many issues we are exploring and healing may not always be a straightforward process. However, I work ethically and respectfully and appreciate that therapy is an investment of both your time and money. Therefore, I will continuously review our work to see where you are with the therapy. If you are limited to how much you are able to spend financially, I can offer short term work (i.e. 6 sessions). Alternatively, if you feel you would like to work more long term with me, to explore things in more depth, this is something I can support you with too. You’re free to also arrange a one off appointment to see if I can help and to see if I feel like the right therapist for you.
How can counselling with me help?
Research has found that talking therapy can have a multitude of benefits including:
- Seeing your thoughts/situations from a different perspective
- Learning new coping mechanisms
- Confronting deeply held feelings and memories
- Understanding yourself better
- Regaining your identity
- Seeing a way forward
- Feeling more empowered
- Being able to feel joy again
- Not feeling alone with your problems
What does integrative counselling mean?
In the most simplest of terms, integrative counselling brings several forms of therapy together. This means that rather than one set approach, I bring together several therapy modalities including CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), person-centered therapy and psychodynamic therapy.
What can counselling help with?
Counselling can help with a range of issues including:
- Stress and worry
- Anxiety (including panic attacks, social anxiety and OCD)
- Bereavement & loss
- Self-esteem issues
- Identity issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Relationship issues
- Life changes (i.e. job loss, divorce)
- Emotional difficulties such as anger, sadness, jealousy, etc.