I am a fully qualified counsellor based in the Highams Park & Woodford Green areas of East London.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have over 10 years experience working as an counsellor, working in various women's refuge and as an outreach worker. I have worked with men and women from many different backgrounds particularly with those that have suffered assault, domestic violence, forced marriages, those expereincing difficulties in their relationships this could be their partner, siblings, family, in-laws, children, friends, collagues or the community. i have worked closely with individuals that have experienced cultural pressures, having to hide their identity or sexulality, those feeling criticised, feeling their life is not their own, having to please others even if it causes them unhappiness, worrying what others may think and struggling to live their lives. I have offered support to individuals from many multi ethnic communities particularly those from the Asian, Turkish, and African-Caribbean communities.
I offer a warm, safe and genuine service, whatever concerns you have or whatever area of your life you wish to explore, you can share them with someone who understands the many different issues of living in a diverse society. Someone who will not judge and offer a calming space so you can express yourself freely, to help you make sence of your situation, to explore yourself or your relationships further and reaching a healthier place in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
2009-2010: Person Centred Art Therapy
2006-2008: Diploma in Counselling
1999-2002: BA (Hons) Social Work
1999-2000: OCR Counselling
1998: Introduction to Counselling
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Sessions are £35 although some concessionary fees are available.