My counselling approach is about building a safe, trusting and accepting relationship with you. I offer a warm and non-judgmental space allowing you to share whatever is troubling you. I believe people are born with the ability to be in rewarding contact with other human beings. However, at times this may feel difficult and feelings of anxiety, anger, low self-esteem or a disconnection from others may cause you to feel stuck in unhelpful patterns and beliefs about yourself.
We will start by setting goals for therapy. Together, in a safe environment, we will explore and uncover how some conscious as well as unconscious beliefs and patterns are still active and affecting you today. Through exploration and understanding of your past, cultural beliefs and upbringing and through examining your present, you will gain greater self-awareness and understanding of how and why you feel the way you do.
Counselling will help you to identify your strengths and empower you to find new ways forward. It will lead to a more fulfilling life involving personal growth and change. I will support you to find new and more creative ways to resolve any problems that you are facing. Whatever your route to counselling, we can work collaboratively to resolve these issues and bring about a new and better you!
Training, qualifications & experience
As a professionally accredited, qualified and experienced Integrative-relational counsellor (http://relational-integrative-psychotherapy.uk/chapters/what-is-relational-integrative-psychotherapy/), my approach is to draw on a range of different theories to support the way I work. These are adapted and integrated to suit each person's individual needs.
I run my private practice in the South Kensington and Thames Ditton areas. In addition to this, I work in a school offering supervision and support to parents and staff. Previously, I worked in a counselling centre for women offering long term therapy and in an NHS GP practice. I offer both short-term and longer-term therapy and have experience in dealing with a wide range of issues.
BA (1st Class Hons) Integrative-Relational Counselling
NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling
Transactional Analysis - TA-101
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course
Registered / Accredited
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.
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
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All sessions are for 50 minutes.
Thames Ditton - £60
South Kensington - £70
Daytime & evening appointments available.