Individual and Couples Counsellor MBACP RegCOSRT
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COVID 19 UPDATE: Currently I am only working on an online basis. I hope to open my consulting room in Balham as soon as the situation improves.
I work from my consulting room in Balham, London, SW12. I have successfully completed trainings to work with both individuals and couples and have experience of working with a wide variety of issues. I am particularly interested in working with people recovering from addiction issues (i have knowledge of 12 Step programmes) and couples whose relationship has been negatively impacted by the ill health of one partner. In particular i have experience of working at Guy's Cancer Centre working with individuals and couples recovering from a variety of cancers. I also have a specific Psychosexual training and work with a wide variety of sexual problems including issues regarding one’s sexuality, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and vaginismus.
It has been my life experiences that have led me to becoming a therapist. Having had a number of therapeutic relationships both before and during my training, I have been able to observe what i have found most helpful and to incorporate them into my practice. These experiences have allowed me to recognise the importance of the therapeutic relationship between the client and therapist in the successful outcome of therapy. Thus I work hard to foster this relationship whilst having strong theoretical underpinnings in order to best help my client's to achieve their aims.
If you feel that you would like further information I would recommend a phone call, for us to get a sense of whether we would work well together. Following on from this you can decide whether to book an assessment. After the assessment you are welcome to leave and take some time as to consider whether to commence therapy.
Issues that i work with include anxiety, relationship issues, affairs & betrayals, addictions (substance & process), depression, low self-esteem and divorce. My specialist psychosexual training has allowed me to work with a wide range of sexual issues including erectile dysfunction, rapid ejaculation, vaginismus and vulvodynia. This can be either with an individual or with the couple.
I am a member of the BACP and COSRT (College of Sexual & Relationship Therapists). I abide by their ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling from the London School of Psychotherapy at Regent's College. Graduated 2007.
BSc (Hons) degree in Integrative Counselling from Roehampton University. Graduated 2011.
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy. 2015-16
2009-11 City and Hackney Alcohol Services. Alcohol and drug counsellor.
2009 - August 2014. Counsellor at Hammersmith & Fulham Mind . Working with individuals from a wide range of cultural backgrounds with an extensive variety of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, bereavement, low self esteem and self-harm.
2015-2017 Ealing Abbey Counselling Services. Psychosexual and Relationship Counsellor. Working with individuals and couples.
2015-2017 Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust (Dimbleby Cancer Care). Psychosexual and Relationship Counsellor. Working with individuals and couples whose sex life and relationship has been negatively impacted by the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of cancers.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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Universities Psychotherapy & Counselling Association (UPCA)
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
I do have some lower cost slots available. These are priced dependent on income. Please call for details and availability.
My counselling rooms are in Balham, Wandsworth, London SW12. 5-10 minutes walk from either Balham or Wandsworth Common Stations. Currently I am working online or by phone only.
I am a registered member of BACP, the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT).