There are various factors that contribute to the way we think, feel, and behave. Taken together they can produce symptoms of sadness, depression, anxiety, fear, stress, helplessness, hopelessness, anger, or frustration. Counselling can provide the support that you need.
I believe that healing comes through relationships. Working together we will craft a therapy that is informed by both my awareness and experience of ideas and practices from a wide range of different therapeutic approaches and your life experiences, abilities and personal resources. This framework creates an atmosphere of discovery and a positive approach to therapy that will help to reduce symptoms, open up choices and provide new possibilities for you.
There is no charge for the initial session, I believe it is important that you feel we are a good fit before we begin therapy. In that initial meeting I will share with you how I work and what to expect in counselling, we will discuss a general idea of what you are experiencing and how we will work together. If that feels right for you we will then contract for 6 sessions. After the 6 sessions we will do a review and plan together for the next 6 sessions or begin to work toward an ending.
Mindfulness is based on scientific principles that teach you how to move from doing mode into being mode. This allows you to be fully engaged with the present and not become caught in thoughts of the past or the future. In being mode your brain and body can rest and repair. Mindfulness is a wonderful way to learn how to relax. It can also help with many physical and emotional disorders. There is evidence that mindfulness can assist with:
• Reduced stress, anxiety, and depression
• Pain reduction
• Better quality sleep
• Improved health and well being
• Enhanced resilience, creativity, and memory
• Improved concentration, clarity, and focus
• Greater work satisfaction
• Reduced work absence
• Improved work-life balance
• Improved relationships and communication
• Greater confidence and self-esteem
Mindfulness is offered in 1-1 sessions or 8 week courses.
I emigrated from the United States with my family in 2009. I earned my Diploma of Higher Education in Theology and Counselling from The London School of Theology and my Post Qualification Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Skills from the Grove, in London. I received a Post Graduate Certificate of Completion in Somatic Trauma Therapy from Trauma expert Babette Rothschild. I am a registered member of The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I am an accredited Mindfulness Teacher, Mindfulness Now. Before Counselling I had a twenty-year career in Business, worked in Ministry, and as a Life Coach.
Training, qualifications & experience
Associate of Arts Degree, University of Florida, 1984
Level A and Level B Psychological Testing, The British Psychological Society, 2010
Diploma in Higher Education in Theology and Counselling, London School of Theology, 2015
Internship the Awareness Centre (Low Cost and NHS), London 2015-2017
Certificate in CBT Skills, The Grove, London, 2015
Post Graduate Certificate of Completion in Somatic Trauma Therapy (SIBAM, Outlining, Body Awareness, Bodynamic Analysis Running Technique) in 2017.
Accreditation Mindfulness Now, Teacher, The Devon School of Mindfulness 2019
ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)
Biblical Counselling, Waverly and REMA models
Making Trauma Therapy Safer
Baby Loss and Miscarriage
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Preventing Loneliness in Later Life
Dealing with Distress,Working with Self Harm and Suicidal Ideation
Compassion Focused Therapy for Depression
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
Anxiety, Panic, Relationship, Stress, Trauma, Spirituality, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Expat experience, Law Enforcement Officers, Protection Officers, Intelligence Officers, Mindfulness.
£50-£120 per session, concessions available.
£400 for 8 week Mindfulness Course
My theoretical approach is Integrative, Relational, Creative, CBT, Somatic.
I do Short term Solution focused Therapy.
I work with individuals age 18 and over.
I have experience working with Expat Community as well as Law Enforcement, Protection, and Intelligence Officers.
I offer 8 Week Mindfulness Coarses