Experienced integrative psychotherapist currently working online and telephone. I lead a Counselling and Well-being Service in the London area.
Counselling/psychotherapy is a unique way of helping people and a truly amazing process. I feel very fortunate to work in this field. It has been very rewarding to see so many clients discover ways to resolve or manage their difficulties during our work together.
Most people who come to therapy want to make changes and embark upon a journey of personal growth, which may sometimes feel difficult or challenging and at other times feel exciting and enlightening. Throughout this counselling journey, I will be there for you, working with you and supporting you, caring about you and offering you regular time and a calm confidential space to be you and to reflect upon and explore anything which you feel troubled by.
Anyone can need help at different times in life, the important thing is to take the first step and look for help. I understand that taking the first step to getting support can be quite daunting, but I will strive to make the process as simple as possible.
I offer individual therapy on an open-ended basis or for an agreed period of time. I am experienced in helping clients who are struggling with a wide range of issues such as:
Extensive experience working with Depression, Anxiety, Low mood, Parental separation, Relationship problems, Family separation, Self harm, Anger, Bereavement, Abortion, Affairs and betrayals, Bullying, Carer support, Family issues, Miscarriage, Physical abuse, Stress, Work-related stress, Abuse, Bereavement, Discrimination, Domestic violence, Feeling sad, Low self-confidence, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Separation and divorce, Sexuality, Career, Emotional abuse, Low self-esteem, Redundancy, Sexual abuse, Illness and Trauma.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Grief and Bereavement
- Certificate in Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) parenting programme Facilitator
- Level 5 professional Diploma in counselling and Psychotherapy
- Certificate Group Facilitator for young people who hear voices
- Certificate in "Holding Couples' in mind when working therapeutically with children and parents. The Tavistock Centre for couple relationships
- Certification in safeguarding The Mental health of parents & it Impact on young people
- Certificate in safeguarding in Assessing Neglect
- Certificate in safeguarding "Risk Management of sex & violent offenders
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
Concessions offered for
- Counselling Adults £60-£80
- Counselling Children & Adolescences £50-£60
- Counselling to trainee counsellors £50-£60
Concession fees, I also reserve a few spaces at a lower fee for students/trainees and those who are on lower incomes.
I work weekday mornings, afternoons, and some evenings. I can offer flexible appointments if required. We would usually meet weekly but might meet more or less often if needed.
What happens in the first session?
In the initial Free consultation, we will discuss your concerns and reasons for seeking therapy. This usually involves asking questions about your background and assessing your needs, as well as what you would like to achieve in therapy. It is also an opportunity to see if I am the right therapist for you, to ask any questions and to voice particular concerns. You are under no obligation to commit to working with me after the first meeting if you feel that I am not right for you.
How many sessions do I need?
If you decide to pursue therapy, a session usually takes place once a week but no fixed number of sessions is required. It depends on your personal needs and circumstances and what you want out of therapy. This can be discussed and negotiated with me in the initial session and reviewed on an ongoing basis.