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Therapeutic Counsellor

About me

There are times when life can be overwhelming and it’s hard to find the way forward. It could be a life event you’re struggling with, perhaps you feel lost, life has no meaning, or you need help to change a behavioural pattern that isn’t working well for you anymore.

It’s important to remember that it is possible to change. Talking therapy can often be the best environment in which to explore and process issues, unlocking the door to a more fulfilling life.

My aim is always to provide a warm, trusting, confidential and safe space in which you will feel truly heard and free to express yourself in an open and honest way, without fear of judgement. We can work together to understand your challenges and issues so that change, growth and transformation become achievable.

I’m an Integrative Counsellor which means I draw on more than one theoretical approach. This allows me to be flexible, recognising the needs of each unique person. Counselling can be short or long term depending on each client’s needs, and this is something we can discuss along the way.

I work with clients with a range of issues, including;      

  • Life changes such as career change, divorce, bereavement and loss, illness and injury, family illness.                                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Difficulties with relationships.                                                                                                                                                                               
  • Feeling sad, depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, loneliness.                                                                                                                                         
  • Existential concerns, such as lack of meaning or purpose in life.                          

I also specialise in working with performers and creative artists. After twenty-five years of performing, writing and working in collaboration with creative artists, I know first-hand that life as a musician, actor, dancer, writer, has its own unique set of challenges.        

Please contact me for a free initial conversation to see if I am the right therapist for you. If so, we can then arrange the first session.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychology (BACP). 

BACP Certificate of proficiency

Alongside my private practice I have experience working with counselling agencies and in the charity sector.

I also work as a Bereavement Counsellor.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Lack of meaning/purpose in life

Performers' issues

Therapies offered

Fees

From £50.00 to £65.00

Additional information

Face to face counselling £65 per 50 minute session

Zoom/Telephone counselling from £50 per 50 minute session

Barnsbury Therapy Rooms, 144 Liverpool Road, Islington, London, N1 1LA

The Little Escape, 4 Paxton Mews, Crystal Palace, London, SE19 3RW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom