It’s never too late to make changes
I have 20 years’ experience of offering counselling and mindfulness, working from your perspective in order to help you deal with any psychological, emotional or spiritual aspects of life. I offer a non-judgemental and accepting attitude to give you a safe space in which to explore what is troubling you and how to approach life in a way which more beneficial for you. I strongly believe that this can lead to powerful and permanent changes in your life.
I work with individuals, both adults and young people and promise a professional level of confidentiality and integrity in my work. I work from a room on The Mall, Kingsbury, Middlesex. Sessions are generally for an hour each week but can be tailored to your needs.
I have always had an interest in helping people to improve their lives and having taught for several years and being involved in the pastoral elements of teaching, I felt increasingly drawn to counselling.
Having been through difficult times in my own life, I find that I am drawn to people who are experiencing pain and difficulty. I strongly believe that listening, giving time and undivided attention is not only a privilege but an immensely healing process. I find that for many people it is the first time they have truly been able to voice their thoughts, feelings, hopes, fears, pain, struggles and grief. I have seen how counselling enables people to process what has happened to them in their past experiences and to start to change, grow and flourish within a safe environment of caring support.
I offer a regular space, where the focus is on you, allowing you to use the time as best suits whether that is to talk about what is important to you, to be quiet, to express anger, or to cry. My aim is to provide a secure base, from which to explore and allow you to set the agenda and the pace. I will accompany you as you consider what is troubling you, discuss options and possibilities, and encourage you to find the way forward which works best for you.
Counselling offers an opportunity to make sense of the past, of life events, feelings, and hurts. Who you have been and what you have experienced, whether good or bad, shaped you into the person you are today.
Many have unresolved issues such as loss, hurt, abuse, anger, broken or difficult relationships – if they remain unresolved, you may carry these into the future and at the risk of repeating patterns of behaviour.
Counselling is an opportunity to identify these patterns and beliefs, about yourself or others thereby enabling you to find a way to respond differently and more intentionally. In addition, there is a chance to identify and value your strengths and abilities.
My style of counselling is best described as an Integrative Person Centred approach, and I believe strongly in the importance of our relationship.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBAPC Accred) and I am subject to its ethical framework and complaints procedure.
I have a Diploma in Counselling from the University of Middlesex. Over the last 20 years, I have worked as a counsellor for Mind in Harrow, Beaulah Counselling Service (a Christian based Counselling service), for Stanmore College and in private practice. I have up to date Professional Liability Insurance.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 per session
Free initial session - Why not contact me now to have a free initial session to see if this is what you want
Concessions available for students and those on low income.
At the initial session I hope you to get an idea of how I work, to discuss what you hope for from counselling, and to see if we can work together. If at the end of this session you wish to continue, we will agree a time when we will meet regularly.
One to one counselling