We all face emotional difficulties at some point that may stop us from enjoying life as much as we would like, and talking to friends and family can be helpful but may not be available or enough.
I offer a free 30-minute session to explore together what your needs are and to give us a chance to see how we might work together therapeutically.
I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor with experience working with adults and young people and can offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to explore your thoughts and feelings. I follow a person-centred approach which focuses mainly on 'the here and now' giving clients the chance to become more self-aware and to rethink patterns of behaviour and work towards change and growth.
I work in a gentle manner and will be guided by you with regard to the pace of our work together and will be sensitive to your individual process and journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold the following qualifications:
- BACP Accredited Diploma in Counselling.
- Foundation Degree in Counselling from Middlesex University.
- Diploma in Adolescent and Schools Counselling
My approach is Person-centred.
As well as my private practice 'Freedom to talk' I am an honorary independent counsellor with a leading mental health charity 'Mind' and work in a North London Secondary School working with young people from 11-18 with issues including anxiety, depression, bullying self-harm, bereavement, school refusal and many other life problems.
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
I charge £50 per session. An first introductory session of 30 mins will be free.
I offer a concessionary rate of £35 for Counselling students.
I offer day time appointments from 8.30am and some evening sessions.
My practice is in a private area at my home with a separate entrance, and there is on street parking available.