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MBACP (Accred)

About me

Qualified and experienced counsellor based in South Woodford. I work with individuals seeking counselling for issues such as infertility, loss and bereavement, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, stress and ill-health to name but a few.

I am a qualified BACP Accredited person-centred counsellor with over 16 years' experience. I work privately just a couple of minutes walk from South Woodford Station. In addition I have worked in a number of NHS settings in GP practices in Islington and South Woodford and also as an ancillary counsellor at The Fertility Centre, Homerton Hospital in Hackney.

Do any of the following apply to you?

Are you feeling anxious, unhappy, sad, depressed? Don't know why or perhaps have some idea? Are you losing sleep worrying? Does everyone around you have a baby and finding it difficult to conceive? Is someone close to you ill or are you coping with illness? Are you a carer and finding it hard to cope? Is work really stressful? Are you lacking in confidence or have low self-esteem? Unhappy relationship or no relationship? Are you struggling to cope with a recent or past bereavement? Don't want to burden family or friends or do you have no one to talk to? Then perhaps exploring your feelings with someone impartial and experienced in listening to these kinds of issues might help.

I provide short and long-term therapy to individuals aged 18 and upwards depending on client's needs. I strongly believe the efficacy of counselling is dependent on the relationship between the client and counsellor and for this reason I will strive to always work with warmth and sensitivity building a relationship and understanding of clients' difficulties to explore their concerns, worries and fears in a peaceful and confidential space. I will treat you with respect, without judgement.

I am committed to working ethically and safely and adhere to the BACP code of ethics. I regularly attend courses and conferences in order to update my knowledge and attend supervision to support my work with clients. What is said to me is always held in the utmost confidence .

Appointments

Appointments are for one hour and are usually weekly. I have daytime and evening appointments Monday to Friday and Saturday mornings.

If you would like to consider meeting with me then please contact me directly by phone. If I am not available please leave me a message or text me and I will get back to you as soon as I can. If you would prefer to make initial contact by email that would be fine too.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Hackney Community College, 2007)
  • Accredited member BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherap

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

Therapies offered

Fees

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

£50:00 per hour session

When I work

Monday to Friday daytime and evening.

Saturday morning.

South Woodford, London, E18

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults