MBACP (Reg), BA (Psych) L4(DIP)
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One of the biggest problems we are struggling with in society at the moment is social anxiety. As if the pandemic didn't cause enough destruction, we are now faced with the fears of going back to life as it was before. People have adapted to being isolated and we don't know how to be present in groups anymore. We have had to create safety for ourselves and now we have to go back into the world that has been unpredictable and scary.
People generally ask these questions when seeking therapy:
Why am I feeling or behaving this way?
What is keeping me in this place or stuck in this pattern?
What changes need to happen for me to move forward?
I am here to help. Throughout our sessions, you will find a safe space in which you can discuss your feelings and explore your own insight through the power of a collaborative therapeutic relationship. We will focus on actively engaging towards your goals and help you reach your greater potential. You will draw on your own personal strengths as well as develop an understanding of your feelings and needs.
I'm trained to use an integrative style which means that we can work on a plan that suits your needs and circumstances. I use a combination of psychodynamic approach, person-centred counselling, emotionally focused therapy (EFT) which is based on attachment theory, schema therapy and CBT.
I see both couples and individuals in Hammersmith (2 minutes from the main station). I can offer short and long term counselling.
I also have years of experience in working with couples who are from different cultures. Culture plays such an important role on our relationships and this is complicated even more when children come into the picture. The greatest gift you can give yourself as a cross-cultural couple, is seeking therapy to understand the colourful picture our culture can paint if we use it to benefit our relationships.
Sessions are 50 minutes long. During our assessment, we will talk about what it is you would like from therapy and I will take information about your history and demographic details.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have BA degrees in Journalism and Psychology through RAU (South Africa) and UNISA (South Africa). I also have an AIM awards Level 2 Certificate and a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I have experience in women’s group facilitation, one to one counselling and couples counselling. My training was in integrative counselling which included training in:
- Emotionally focused therapy (EFT) for couples,
- Schema Therapy
- Humanistic approach
- Psychodynamic therapy
- Trauma therapy
I have worked for non-profit organisations and in Private Practice including:
- CPT in Covent Garden
- Crossroads-Services (which is my Private Practice)
I also have an extensive history in volunteering with people in later stages in life, children, and families of people with chronic or terminal illness.
I provide face to face, zoom, WhatsApp and phone sessions and have clients in several countries.
As part of my CPD, I am undergoing further training in Schema Therapy, Attachment Therapy and therapy for Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
I have worked for a daily newspaper in South Africa before coming over to England. I have also worked in the legal field for 12 years. When I'm not seeing clients, I write articles and parenting book reviews. My Instagram page is @crossroadsservices.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £60.00 to £80.00
£60 for individuals
£80 for couples
When I work