If you are experiencing emotional pain, anxiety, or going through a difficult period, then finding a counsellor to talk to in confidence, in the short or long term, could be a turning point.
Counselling, though a different experience for all of us, relies on building a healing relationship between you as the client and me as the counsellor. It is through this relationship you will gain greater understanding of yourself.
We can all feel alone and isolated at times. People come to counselling for many different reasons and often find it a transformative experience. You may need someone to help you to express yourself and find a way to talk about what is troubling you. You might want support when events are painful and you feel unable to cope alone. Through counselling we will build a trusting therapeutic relationship that will allow you the space and time to share and explore your feelings. Having a safe space to talk can help you open up and rediscover parts you have forgotten, understand yourself and find new strengths to build a more fulfilled future Counselling can be hard, but through the work, you will build a stronger, more trusting relationship with yourself.
As an integrative counsellor I will collaborate with you to identify the support you need, in a safe, neutral, non-judgmental environment, allowing you to explore issues at your pace.
I use Clarkson's relational model. This therapeutic framework allows a flexible approach, drawing together various aspects from psychodynamic, person-centred, and transpersonal traditions, helping you to find effective ways to understand your issues.
I sometimes bring in creative tools such as visualisation, drawing, stones, mindfulness, relaxation, breathing, and more. Whatever your problem, there is always something to be explored.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified, BA (Hons), Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist and a registered member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I trained with Greenwich University and keep up to date with regular training days and workshops. I also have regular supervision to ensure I maintain a good standard of practice.
I initially trained and worked as a professional actress. My interest in people and their stories drew me to acting. It allowed me to look behind the masks and feel the emotions beyond the words. Through this, I learnt to enter the world of others, gaining insight into what it is to be human with people from diverse backgrounds. Over time I became aware of wanting to work more directly with people, and further explore psychological and emotional wellbeing. This led to a job working in adult mental health.
My personal experience of counselling gave me a chance to explore my feelings; through this I developed new strengths and found new ways to live. First-hand experience of the big changes that can take place in therapy led me to train as a psychotherapist.
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
Flexible hours. Some evening and weekend slots available.