- Do you want to feel more confident, resilient and free?
- Are you feeling anxious, stuck, lost or overwhelmed?
- Do you have things you can’t talk to your friends or family about?
I’m a qualified, BACP-registered integrative counsellor who can help. I work in Lee, near Hither Green, and provide a warm, safe and non-judgmental space for you to share what’s on your mind. At the moment, with Coronavirus, I am currently only offering online counselling.
How I can help you
It can be difficult to make that first step to start counselling. I aim to make the experience as comfortable as possible for you.
Counselling is a talking therapy and I’m trained to support you by listening and helping you to identify patterns of behaviour, thoughts and feelings. This can give you more choice over how you live your life.
I offer a containing presence for you to reflect on anything from relationship problems to anxiety and depression. This can help you to make connections with the past and present and live your life more fully.
The experience of being truly heard can be transformative and help you to see things from different perspectives.
How I’d work with you
I’m an integrative counsellor which means I use different approaches for different people – because I think we're all unique. I combine psychodynamic and humanistic approaches through Petruska Clarkson’s integrative model of counselling and psychotherapy. I’d tailor the way I work with you depending on what you find useful.
I believe that the relationship between counsellor and client is the most important aspect of counselling. So I will support you to explore how you relate to me as your counsellor. This will help you to more clearly see how you relate to other people in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I became a counsellor because I am curious about people and what makes us who we are. I’m a trained journalist who works in the charity sector and I started my counselling training at the Minster Centre in North West London. I went on to study person-centred counselling at City Lit and completed a BACP-accredited professional diploma in integrative counselling at the Mary Ward Centre. I’ve also completed training in bereavement and working with trauma.
I have worked as a counsellor at a bereavement service in Kentish Town, offering long and short term counselling to bereaved clients from a range of backgrounds and ethnicities. I have also worked as a counsellor in the NHS at a GP practice in Putney where I worked as part of a primary care team and offered short term therapy to clients with complex needs.
I run my private counselling practice from rented space in Lee, near Hither Green.
I’m a registered member of the BACP and follow their ethical framework. I believe that people from all backgrounds can benefit from counselling and am committed to helping this happen by offering reduced fees for people on low incomes.
I have also worked in the charity sector as a copywriter for around 15 years.
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
Social anxiety, feelings of inadequacy and not being good enough.
I charge £50 for a 50 minute one to one counselling session online. When it is safe to do so again, following government guidance, I will be offering face to face sessions in Lee for the same fee.
I offer some low-cost places for clients on a low income, and trainee counsellors.
Please get in touch to set up an initial appointment or to find out more.