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About me

"Maybe the journey isn't so much about becoming anything. Maybe it's about unbecoming everything that isn't you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place." - unknown

There are many different reasons to seek out counselling -  whatever your reason, I aim to provide a safe, confidential space and time that is yours. A place for you to talk and be heard, to explore, to imagine, to feel and express without judgement. A place where you are not alone in your journey, but have someone alongside you to support you and honour your unique life experiences.

I am a humanistic and integrative therapist, which means I use tools from different approaches that best suit you and your needs; create and develop a relationship that encourages you to look at all parts of yourself. In this fast paced world, it is easy for parts of ourselves to be overlooked or dismissed but the struggle to be truly healthy requires a holistic approach - looking at the mind, body and soul.

I have experience working with anxiety, depression, stress, work issues, relationship issues, trauma, childhood issues, bullying, bereavement, loss, low self esteem and confidence, abuse, cancer and physical health issues. I work with individuals and couples.

I work as an associate of Baines-Ball Counselling & Psychotherapy and based near the city centre (LE1). I offer both short and long term therapy, and have weekday availability. Please contact me by phone or email to discuss your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc Counselling and Psychotherapy (Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute)

I have experience working with a range of issues and work with individuals and couples of any gender, sexual and relationship diversity (GSRD)

In addition to working within my own practice, I have 4 years experience at Coping with Cancer. I have worked with clients who have had cancer diagnoses and the struggles and issues that are evoked from this. I have also worked with clients who have suffered a loss/bereavement, providing grief counselling.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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).

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Being Muslim and Asian means I have a special interest in how issues of race, ethnicity, culture, religion and spirituality can impact on one's identity and wellbeing.

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information


Individuals - £45 per 50 minute session

Couples - £60

When I work

Friday afternoon

Leicester, LE1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples