Hello and thank you for reading my profile.
I am aware that you have a wide choice of counselling psychotherapists to decide between so please let me tell you about how I work.
*** However, if you are reading this during Spring 2020 as you are well aware COVID19 has superseded most things. Please know I am still working full time, possibly even a little over that at this incredible time! However I do have some free slots available so please call so we can see if we have a fit. If not, as I am also Practice Manager of FOREST Therapy Centre where our highly qualified practitioners are also waiting to work with you, and soon will be able to see anyone local face to face again. We use a variety of remote platforms to accommodate everyone, albeit our preference is Zoom ( which is encrypted end to end) or Phone.
FREE OF CHARGE Some of our practitioners are offering low cost service to those demonstrating financial hardship. NHS staff may be offered the opportunity to ‘Pay it Forward’ or some of it to the NHS.
People contact me for many reasons; sometimes for support during difficult life events, or help with short/medium/long term issues. I have a highly comprehensive and wide range of experience to draw from which my 25 years in practice has afforded me.
Many people who I've worked with turn up feeling unhappy, confused and feel they need someone outside their personal circle to offload to, whilst processing a variety of issues. This may be because they don't wish to burden family or friends, or because they feel no-one suitably confidential has time to listen to them. Alternatively they often simply what a confidential private time in their week, to call their own. I'm here to listen to you, and unlike some practitioners willing to discuss options with you as well as listening!
What I can offer you
I believe am one of the most experienced therapists in our area, having over 22 years experience to date. I initially worked for the NHS, and now work Privately, through Insurance (I am a BUPA Service Provider) and through EAP's (Employment Assistance Programmes).
I am a professional, yet approachable and friendly practitioner. I am equally proud to be known as being appropriately challenging when the circumstances require this. Many of the clients who I have worked with have said this was exactly what they felt they needed from a counselling psychotherapist, especially if they have had previous experience of practitioners who may have been overly passive in their view.
Our comfortable Consulting Rooms are available to view on www.therapyroom2rent.co.uk
The first step is always the hardest
The good news is that you've already taken the first step by deciding to look for a counsellor - so you're already on your way!
If you're ready to take the next step now -
- Call me on 0208 502 4674 / 07802 358880 or email me and we can discuss what's brought you to counselling and what you'd like to achieve. You're more than welcome to phone me even if it is just to have a brief chat whilst considering your options - there's no obligation to book a session if you decide you'd rather not proceed further.
- To see if I am the type of person who you feel able to 'open up to', I offer a FREE OF CHARGE Initial Assessment period in order for us to meet one another, and check that the chemistry between us is suitable.
- If you're happy to continue working together after your initial assessment, we'll arrange a suitable time for us to meet each week.
Where to find me
I am based in east London near to South Woodford Tube Station (within 100 yards walk). in a professional and comfortable Wellness Centre which was built in 2012, in a discrete historic part of our lovely town ( just 10 minutes from Stratford's Westfield Centre).
For your convenience Counselling can also take place in Ilford ( off The Drive) Barkingside, and Loughton, IG10, or Clapton.
As well as being a counselling psychotherapist with over 23 years experience (2018) I am the Practice Mnager of Forest Therapy Centre, and can put you in touch with my colleagues whom speak various languages, both male and female. We also have some students who may be able to see you at low cost, should that interest you. Www.foresttherapycentre.co.UK
Training, qualifications & experience
Senior Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist
BSc Psych MBACP
- Advanced Diploma 1996 CSCT
- Clinical Hypnotherapist 1998 NCHP
- Accredited Teacher 'You can heal your life' workshops 2002
- Meridian Energy Therapist/Trainer 2004 MMET
- Master Practitioner EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) 2015 MMET
Specialist Practitioner in:-
- Anxiety Disorder/Panic Attacks
- Anger Management
- Aspergers Syndrome
- Self Esteem/Confidence
- Relationship Breakdown
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am a life coach and practice manager of Forest Therapy Centre.
My Fees are £50 to £60 for individual Psychotherapy (lower fees pre 6pm).
£60 to £65 for couple counselling.
Whilst I do occasionally work with minors, I equally work with a number of counselling psychotherapists who specialise with working with children and adolescents, should this be a service which you require. Please call to discuss.
Monday to Wednesdays 9 am to 9 pm Sessions can be arranged for Thursday to Sunday by appointment
How I Work
My psychological approach is called Integrative, which actually means I incorporate several training techniques.
My original training is called 'psycho-dynamic' which in essence believes we are all products of our childhood. I have also trained as a Behavioural Therapist through the National College of Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, and am also a Clinical Hypnotherapist (although I only use hypnosis in approximately 20% of my clients).
Through my extensive career, I have also qualified to become a Master Practitioner in Emotional Freedom Technique, which is a tapping technique which is highly effective when treating Trauma, Phobias, and Anxiety. Yet again I only use this technique with approximately 15% of clients.
- Anxiety Disorder Specialist
- Qualified Barnardos Adoption counsellor
- Specialise in Aspergers Syndrome
- Teacher of 'You Can Heal Your Life' courses by Louise L Hay
- Supervision skills/theory
- Practice Manager/Clinical Director of Forest Therapy Centre.
Please see my web site http://www.sugrantcounsellor.co.uk
Many clients ask, 'Why do I keep repeating these patterns of behaviour???' If you have wondered this you're not alone. By being in therapy you will be able to identify your unconscious motives, which may have kept you trapped, sometimes for decades.