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About me

These difficult and unusual times might be making you feel sad, anxious, panicky or low and it can raise unexpected feelings or memories that are not easy to manage. These are not things you have to cope with alone. This may be a very good opportunity to slow down and think things through.

I am offering one to one telephone counselling or face to face counselling sessions for you to reflect, process and work through feelings and thoughts.  Talking things through helps you gain perspective, find clarity and develop a better understanding of your self while building your self-worth so that going forward feels easier.

I am an integrative therapist/counsellor for adults and young people aiming to create warm non- judgemental environment in which you feel valued and heard.

Intergrative therapy includes different approaches and theories of counselling. Person centred counselling which is lead by the client in a safe and encouraging environment, cognitive behavioural therapy which is goal focused and can help develop practical solutions for ways to change your situation or mindset, and psychodynamic therapy which begins to identify and work through feelings and behaviour arising from experiences in childhood. I feel that this mixture means that my way of working and aim of sessions can be flexible and fit individuals personalities and needs

I can offer a set of 3 or 4 sessions or more if we find that this would work better for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) English Literature and Language

Post Graduate Certificate in Education

Post graduate certificate in Psychology

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Volunteer Child counsellor with charity Place to Be based in schools

Volunteer Counsellor for adults with charity Richmond Carers

Primary school teacher for pupil premium children

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Telephone/online counselling sessions - initial session free, after that sessions are £40

Face to face sessions are £45 for 50 mins

When I work

I am available now between 9.30am and 4.30pm every weekday

Richmond, Middlesex, TW9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults

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