HOW COUNSELLING CAN HELP
You may be experiencing feelings which are leaving you distressed and confused. You may be feeling anxious or alone, unsure of where to turn or who can be there besides you. Coming for counselling may initially feel daunting, however it is a courageous step forward in enabling a time of self reflection.
I am a relational integrative therapist working in private practice, and aim to provide you with a safe and confidential space, where you can think and talk about the way you are feeling, and where together we can explore your difficulties. I offer both time limited as well as longer, open-ended sessions, depending on what we feel would be most useful and appropriate for you. It is important that you feel that the space I offer is a space where you can speak openly and freely, and that the warmth, empathy and non-judgemental space will enable you to feel listened to in a unique way where you feel able to express your emotions, empowering you to understand any negative feelings you may be experiencing. Through our work together I hope to support you in gaining an enhanced understanding about yourself and what is going on for you, leading you to be able to develop inner resources and feelings of self-worth, activating your self-belief and reliance on your own judgements.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM SESSIONS
The first couple of sessions present as an initial consultation which provide the opportunity for you to start to talk about what has brought you to counselling, for us to talk about the therapy process, and for you to get a sense of the way in which I work, allowing you to see how you find it and if you feel comfortable embarking on therapy with me.
THE WAY IN WHICH I WORK
My standard way of working is that sessions are held face to face. In the event of a situation where circumstances exist beyond my control thus preventing you from attending in person, such as a pandemic, sessions will take place remotely and the method of remote communication will be agreed upon at that time. The therapy process includes periodic reviews to see how you are finding the therapy and to ascertain whether we are progressing towards the desired outcome. Therapy does not stop abruptly, rather it usually ends at a mutually agreed point allowing us the opportunity to work together towards a planned ending. However, if at any point you feel you would like to stop the therapy, it is recommended to discuss this together in advance and then we will be able to work towards an agreed ending date.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified as a counsellor with an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, a recognised British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy ( BACP) qualification.
I am an Individual Registered member of the BACP and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I have several years of specialist experience working with grief, loss and bereavement.
In addition to private counselling, I volunteer at two different London charitable organisations for grief, loss and Relational issues.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Grief, loss and mourning
- generational issues
- self esteem
Payment for the initial consultation is at a one off fixed fee of £60. Subsequently, payment for each 50 minute session is on a sliding scale and is agreed at the initial session. Reduced cost counselling slot concessions may be offered under specific circumstances.
Concessions offered for
My main private practice is located at Finchley Central. I also offer sessions at an NW4 location near Hendon Central Station.
Please feel free to contact me for more information via email or by phone on 07854398165. Please do leave a message and I will come back to you at my earliest convenience, and no later than within 48 hours within the working week.