I am a BACP registered counsellor working in South East London. I am aware that we can all face difficulties from time to time. We may be taken over by unhelpful patterns and emotions, affected by stressful events or perhaps we feel that we have not lived the life we wanted. Counselling can help you achieve deeper insight into who you are and how you fit with those around you; it may give you more balance in managing your emotions, and greater clarity of purpose. However, no two people are the same. I work in a way that respects your individuality: your race, gender, age, sexuality and background. I aim to explore the world from your perspective and experience and, by deepening your awareness of yourself, help you ensure that the life you are living truly reflects who you want to be.
I offer you a confidential and safe space to talk. We will examine and explore what has happened before, what is going on now and what you want from the future. My approach is relational - we work together to see what emerges. I am informed by the psychodynamic, humanistic, existential and integrative schools of therapy. These explore both the effect of the past and how we are able relate to others today. I work with what you bring and take an open, warm and non-judgmental approach to your concerns. I then find ways to share back with you what I observe you saying and feeling. Hopefully this mutual process will bring you greater understanding of your personal dynamics and enable you to make the choices and take the actions you desire.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regents University, London and am qualified to work with a wide range of issues from anxiety and depression, to identity crisis, relationship problems, self harm, feelings of stress or low self esteem. I have a training in CBT skills endorsed by BACP and COSRT and specialist experience in working with bereavement and loss, post-natal depression, and addiction issues. I have been awarded the British Psychological Society's Approved Certificate in Trauma Treatments. I am a trained Soul Midwife and am interested in working with those reaching the end of their life or facing a terminal diagnosis. I also run a Bereavement Awareness course in local communities. My first degree was a BA in English Literature from Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
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
£60 per session 9am -5pm
£70 per premium hours session 5-8 pm
Some concessions available.
Working hours Monday - Friday 10am - 8pm. Please email for current availability
I work with adults on both a long term and a short term basis, as suits the issue you are struggling with.