Counselling turned my life around in a way I would have never believed. This enabled me to make a choice to give something back. I began training to become a counsellor a number of years ago, and am now a qualified independent integrative practitioner.
I am very empathic, having experienced a lot of life's issues but I have now found a way of coping have developed tools to cope with when crisis arise.
In my practice I offer you a non-judgemental and empathic space to talk freely without judgement. You will feel that you are truly being listened to. I can share my experience with you and help you live a more happy and fulfilled life.
For many years I have volunteered in a drug and alcohol charity where I treat clients battling substance addictions.
Alongside this, I have experience of volunteering in a bereavement organisation, where I dealt with clients whose loved ones had passed away in different circumstances.
I have also volunteered for a Carer's charity service in Ilford doing home counselling with many different families. Clients ranged from carers looking after elderly parents to families suffering from various mental health issues.
Seeing my clients make changes to their lives rewards me. Knowing that I can be on that journey with that client is truly a privilege for me. Any potential clients that are out there I know how you are feeling because I have walked in your shoes.
I am committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Counselling. I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Don't suffer in silence. Contact me for a no obligation discussion about how I can help you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an integrative counsellor with experience working with bereavement, alcohol and drug addiction, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.
I am fully insured and have the following qualifications:
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (QFC)
- Level 2 Certificate in Introduction for Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Registered Member of the BACP (Reg. MBACP)
- Member of the AIP
- Certificate in Online Mindfulness & Meditation - British Mindfulness Institute
- Certificate in Understanding Intimate Violence from an Attachment and Trauma Perspective
- Certificate in Beginning, Developing and Strengthening The Way We Work Online
- Certificate in Embodiment and The Talking Cure
- Certificate in Integrative Therapy
- Certificate in The Gift of Therapy: A Conversation with Irvin Yalom, MD
- Certificate in Telephone Counselling: working with long and short term clients
- Certificate in Introducing the social sciences
- Certificate in Introduction to counselling
- Certificate in Counselling: exploring fear and sadness
- Certificate in Losing Sleep: How psychotherapeutic techniques can help
- Certificate in UKESAD
- Certificate in Working with Developmental Trauma using the NeuroAffective Relational Model™ (NARM)
- Certificate in Attachment, Dependency and Collaboration in Therapy for Complex Developmental Trauma Disorders
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
My fees are £45per session
couples counselling £55 per session
telephone sessions are £35per session
Concessions are available for student counsellors, unemployed and over 65s.
24 hours notice is required for cancellation to avoid fee payment.
Sessions are confidential, last fifty minutes and are normally held weekly over an agreed period of time.
To make an appointment please contact me and we will arrange a time that is convenient for you.
Sessions are held in a comfortable and confidential room 2 minutes walk from Oxford Circus station.
My availability is Tuesday face to face counselling between 11am to 4pm.
Monday to Sunday 10am to 9pm (excluding Tuesday)
my hours can be flexible to suit the clients need.
Please do not suffer in silence. Please ring I can help because I have walked in your shoes.
Concessions offered for
Tuesday 11am to 4pm. Telephone counselling. Monday to Sunday 9am to 9pm. My hours are flexible.I will fit my time around my clients to suit individual needs. All client are unique.
What is Integrative Counselling?
Integrative Counselling draws on mainstream theoretical perspectives, integrating knowledge and skills from different therapies.
Working together we can use the insights and techniques of Person Centred Counselling, Psychodynamic Counselling, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help you bring about the changes you want in your life.
Individuals think, feel and react in different ways. By integrating different ways of helping people bring about change in their lives, as an integrative counsellor I work with each client to produce a unique therapy adapted to suit what that client wants and needs.
As an integrative counsellor my practice focuses on the therapeutic relationship established with clients. I offer you the opportunity to be heard without judgement, and endeavour to create a nurturing, safe environment built on respect and understanding.
My practice pays attention to how past experiences can be carried across to the present and I am mindful of how this may impact upon the counselling relationship.
The aim of the work undertaken is not just to relieve pressing issues of the moment, but also to seek a more optimistic and untroubled future.