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About me

I am currently offering online via zoom and telephone counselling as well face to face in a Covid-safe Natural Health Centre in Winchmore Hill London N21.

I work with a wide range of emotional difficulties stemming from life experiences whether from early childhood, adolescence or current circumstances. For example:

  • Breavement and loss
  • Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self esteem
  • Anger management

My approach to working with people is essentially Integrative,Humanistic and Person Centred. My focus is on the person or people I am working with and the personal aspects  they wish to explore to discover and develop a greater sense of self. I can help with looking at how past events and experiences may be impacting your current emotional health, whilst also focussing on how the day to day stresses and strains can be rethought.

The first session is a good opportunity for you to get to know me and  the way I would work with you. Both short term, typically 10 sessions, and long term are available. I am a qualified accredited counsellor,registered with BACP. I have been counselling since 2007.

Training, qualifications & experience

I qualified as a counsellor in 2009 with a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Throughout my training I worked as a volunteer counsellor in a Sixth Form College in East London. I also worked at Face2Face - a counselling service for young people in Leyton  and in a GP Practice in Enfield.

I undertook further study with the Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling which I completed in 2011 and continued as a counsellor at the GP practice working with adults.

Additionally I have attended CPD in Relationship Counselling and Working with Young People. I am currently working in private practice at a Natural Health Centre in Winchmore Hill.

I am a qualified teacher with over 20 years experience of working with young people in schools and further education. I have experience of working with the NHS as a Mental Health Act Manager for BEH Mental Health Trust.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are £50 for 1 to 1 and £60 for a couple per therapeutic hour. Concessions are available.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Week days/evenings. Please contact me to arrange a suitable time for you.

Further information

You can make contact by phone, text or email.

Zoom sessions are accessed via email where i will send you a link to access the meeting at the session time. Please make sure you have a confidential space. Use of head or ear phones may help with this.

Winchmore Hill, Greater London, N21

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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I am currently offering 1 to1 in-person, online counselling via Zoom and or telephone counselling. I will attend clients homes where there is a disability or other reasons that may prevent someone from being able to attend in person.