In light of the current crisis regarding COVID-19, we are faced with a lot of uncertainty. We are bombarded with a lot of information about how to care for ourselves and our loved ones. Hand hygiene, social distancing, and advice of how to decrease the spread of COVID-19 on every new channel. All of this information is essential, however it fails to address a significant aspect of health we each face, our mental health. Face to face counselling is not the only option to get help. In fact, telephone counselling has been shown to be just as effective as face to face counselling.
As social beings, it is important for us to maintain contact and connection. However, advice has stated that social distancing is necessary to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Social distancing can cause feelings of isolation, loneliness, anxiety, and symptoms of depression. It is extremely important to me that all my clients and potential clients continue to receive support during this outbreak. There are many benefits to telephone counselling, you can talk to a therapist in the comfort of your own home. Telephone counselling can also be useful if you wish to retain a degree of anonymity, if you wish to discuss anything that you fear would embarrass you if addressed face to face. I offer appointments during the day, evenings and weekends. Telephone counselling is appropriate for any age.
I am a fully qualified Integrative counsellor and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I value individual integrity and a strong honest connection to self and others. I am not able to fix you but strongly believe that you have the ability to empower yourself. It would be a privilege to walk along side you as you navigate uncertainties and challenges in your life. In a confidential non judgemental safe space where you are seen and heard we will discover together coping mechanisms, explore underlying issues and patterns of personal struggle.Together we will explore your desire for change and how this can be achieved, to relieve your suffering, improve mental health and emotional well being.
I started my training in a 12 Step rehabilitation center working with individuals on a one to one basis, facilitating group work, helping them to address and explore their unhealthy relationship with drugs, alcohol, relationships and many other problem areas. You may have not heard of this program, it basically is a design for living, that can be applied to many aspects of a persons life. Exploring the 'whys' (why things are like they are), and the 'hows' (how to make a change).
I understand that change can be difficult, you may be fearful of looking at the 'whys' and apprehensive of the 'hows'. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-worth, anger, suicidal thoughts, relationship/family issues, work pressure/stress, body image, self-harm, substance misuse, loss/bereavement or trauma. Please get in touch if you would like to make an appointment or have any queries you wish to discuss further. Look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Psychology and Sociology, Croydon College.
Psychology and Counselling. Roehampton University - London
Level 3 Counselling - Lambeth College, London.
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling level 4, Lambeth College, London
Confidentiality CPD (Continuing Professional Development).
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards CPD
Diversity and Equality CPD
Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults CPD
BACP registered member
Work experience includes working in a residential substance misuse center and a residential center for the homeless.
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
Individual counselling £45
Home visits £45 (there may be an additional travel fee for this service dependent on location)
Few student concessions £35
I do offer a few places for individuals on low incomes, based on a sliding scale. If this applies to you I would be happy to discuss this with you further. For this service proof of income would be required.
I offer sessions during the day, evenings and some weekend availability.