I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor; I provide a safe, kind and non-judgmental environment for you to process your thoughts feelings, actions and circumstances. I believe that everyone has the right to self-exploration. By releasing some pressure, you can find the space and energy to implement change. And in turn find a different perspective
There are times we know what the problem is and times we don’t, times we think it is one thing and it actually appears to be another.
Often parts of ourselves want different things, sometimes the feelings that accompany these needs can feel unacceptable or unbearable.
In an attempt to silence them, we ignore, push down to try to get rid of these parts. The attempt to silence these parts means they find new and extreme ways to be heard causing disruption and distress in one’s life.
Therapy gives you the opportunity to identify how your coping mechanisms came to be. It allows you to make choices about how you view them. And to make your own decisions about what is and is not serving you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied for my Advanced Diploma at CPPD. As an Integrative Counsellor, I employ flexibility within the counselling room, drawing on a number of modalities, based on the individual’s specific needs.
I chose to train in this way because I feel strongly that everybody needs, deserves and responds to different approaches in therapy.
Alongside my training, I have worked in the film industry for 6 years. I have also worked in frontline roles in a charity and as a low-cost counsellor in Brentford and Tooting. My desire to become a counsellor comes from a combination of my own journey of recovery from bulimia and a passion for working with all kinds of people; I have seen first-hand that mental health struggles do not discriminate and they are incredibly personal experiences that require a tailored approach.
I work with all kinds of presenting issues and have a special interest in Eating Disorders, Anxiety, ADHD, Dyslexia, Family issues and Low self esteem.
Getting in touch:
Feeling anxious about beginning therapy is totally normal. One of the most important things to hold onto is that you are under no obligation to go with a therapist if it does not feel right!!
I have outlined the steps to making contact. These steps are important, as they to give you time to think about what you would like, without feeling put on the spot.
· Send me an message, call or text, letting me know you are interested in seeing if we could work together. We then will arrange a free consultation session via phone or zoom.
· In the consultation session, I will introduce myself further and tell you about how I work. I will ask a bit more about what you are experiencing, what it is you would like from therapy.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My availability is Monday-Friday. (limited Saturday appointments are available)
I am currently working online due to the Corona virus.
I am passionate about accessibility and my work is Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity (GSRD)and queer affirmative.