My aim is to create a warm confidential safe space for you to feel respected, heard, understood and supported, enabling you to find meaning in your difficulties. My belief is that Counselling can improve your self-awareness and in doing so will help you feel differently about yourself and life.
My inspiration for this career stems from a desire to connect and communicate with people. This inclination has been a thread throughout my life. Having undertaken Counselling myself I have directly experienced the cathartic and powerful change that it can bring about. This both inspired me to train as a counsellor and enabled me to develop a more profound learning process.
I will work to help you understand how past events and problems can influence the current way you view yourself and others. This may include destructive thoughts and patterns of behaviour. During the initial consultation we will discuss what has prompted you to contact me including any information you are willing to share, and what you hope to achieve from counselling.
I am trained as an 'Integrative Relational Psychotherapeutic Counsellor'. I draw on a framework of areas such as Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Gestalt and Cognitive theories to inform my work.
I am also interested in mindfulness and meditation techniques to bring about understanding, compassion, self-care and change. I can therefore work in a flexible way to ensure that our therapeutic relationship gives you the maximum support.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA Hons (1st Class) Integrative Relational Counselling
- Brainspotting Phase 1 & masterclass (Trauma Therapy) – BSP UK
- Bereavement Training
- Working with couples and relationships
- Working with Relational Trauma
- Working with survivors of complex trauma
- Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction
- Sand tray and other creative interventions
- Anxiety and learning
- Child Protection and safeguarding Training
I also have experience in providing therapy with individuals in both NHS and within Higher Educational setting. In addition I have extensive experience offering support to families experiencing difficulties working with both Richmond and Lambeth Home-Start Service.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Depending on the needs of each individual, I offer both short term and long term work with clients, and see clients on a weekly basis. Short term work usually means weekly sessions, and is usually for a limited period of time. Long term work is open ended - meaning that no end date is set. Frequency of sessions is totally dependant on the individual and their presenting problems, and is often negotiated as the work progresses. Recognition of the client's needs is an ongoing process because everyone is different and therefore they will have different needs.
Feeling comfortable with your choice of therapist is essential for effective counselling.
Please feel free to contact me for an initial appointment with no obligation to rebook.
The cost of each session for individuals is £60 and last 50 minutes
For Couples the cost is £80 per 1hour session
I do however offer a limited number of concessionary places (during daytime hours) for those on low income and I am very happy to discuss this with you.
I am an approved practitioner with AVIVA and AXA PPP Healthcare
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Humanistic therapies
- Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
In order to be the best possible counsellor that I can be for my clients and in accordance with BACP guidelines I work under ongoing professional supervision from a senior practitioner. My commitment to professional and personal development means that I regularly undertake further training in the form of counselling courses, workshops,research and reading.