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I am a fully qualified and experienced Integrative Therapist with an in-depth expertise and experience in working with people living with Eating Disorders. I have a diploma in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders and a certificate in Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders both from NCFED.
I run my own private practice called Your Haven Counselling and I have several years of experience working with Adults, Young People and Children 12 years and over. I also work for Orri, an eating disorders specialist centre based in London, as an eating disorders therapist.
As your therapist, I will provide you with support whether you struggle with disordered eating or with an eating disorder. We will work collaboratively to explore your relationship with food and I will facilitate you to make the changes you wish to make. I will also enable you, as an individual with unique experiences, to process what has brought you to this point in the present. The therapy will involve creating motivation and the willingness to engage in the process and exploring the prevalent ambivalence and resistance to change.
The therapeutic work will consider the whole of you and involve both:
+The nutritional rehabilitation
which will include the exploration of dietary rules and family scripts, psycho-education, the stabilising of the blood sugar, the demystifying of dieting behaviour, a regular and balanced nutritional intake, work on binge-eating, purging and exercise.
+The cognitive-emotional aspects of the eating disorder
which includes work on your ED mindset with its faulty thoughts and rigid routines and habits, regulating your emotions such as anxiety, depression, stress, guilt and shame, gender and body image concerns, your self-esteem and confidence, the presence of perfectionism, learning assertiveness skills, your relationships and trauma work when required.
Therapy is a journey and it is your journey. The work does not promise to be easy. There will be many ups and downs. The therapeutic work will however be an opportunity for you to gain a better insight, make sense of your experiences and feel empowered to set yourself free and gain autonomy. I hope to gently guide and challenge your exploration and the evolving counselling process.
I am an accredited member of the BACP and I abide by their ethical framework and their code of conduct. In counselling I will at all times put you first and safeguard you.
Please feel free to visit my website www.yourhaven-counselling.co.uk for more information about me and the counselling service I offer.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Self-Employed Therapist running my own "Your Haven Counselling" Private Practice.
- Therapist at Orri - a Specialist Eating Disorders Center, London, W1W 6JG
- I was employed as a College Counsellor at Bellerbys College Cambridge for 3 years. Bellerbys College Cambridge was a Private International College for students studying for their GCSEs, A-levels and Foundation year.
- I worked for the charity Centre 33 for 2 years. This involved counselling children and young people ranging from 13-25 years on a weekly basis.
- I have worked for JHD Counselling Services for 2 years as one of their team of counsellors. My work involved counselling university students at some of the Cambridge University Colleges in addition to seeing private clients.
- I have also counselled children in primary and secondary schools while working with bereavement, run family play therapy sessions in facilitating families post domestic violence and conducted workshops and talks
- Accredited Member of BACP
- NCFED Certificate in Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders
- NCFED Diploma in Practical Skills for Eating Disorders
- Diploma in Counselling
- Diploma in Working with Depression
- BSc Psychology
- MBBS Medicine
I qualified as a medical doctor plus I also have a degree in psychology. I find the knowledge and experience I have received in doing these extremely valuable in offering the best practice for my clients.
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 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).
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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.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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I have a special interest in Eating Disorders and its many multi-faceted aspects such as nutritional rehabilitation primarily consisting of behavioural work and the cognition and emotion work.
I consider the whole person - the nutrition, ED mindset, habits, perfectionism, self-esteem and self-worth, relationships, assertiveness and boundaries, values, body image, stress management, trauma, co-existing disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD, PCOS and much more.
£85.00 per session
- £70/- (initial assessment)
- £85/- (therapy session)
- Individual counselling sessions
- Short-term or long-term therapy
- Online sessions
- 50 minute sessions
- weekly (or fortnightly sessions)
I offer an initial assessment for us to meet and discuss what brought you to counselling and the possible hopes and aspirations you have for counselling. It is also an opportunity for us to get to know a little about each other and to find out if we are happy to continue further sessions together. The therapeutic relationship is crucial and so it is really important to choose a counsellor whom you can relate to and engage with.
We will review the counselling process at regular intervals and assess how the counselling is going.
Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss any questions you may have about starting counselling
When I work