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MBACP (Reg) Integrative Counsellor

About me

How I work

I am a qualified counsellor offering short and long-term therapy. The way I work is relational and client-led and the aim is to help you, my client, understand yourself, and the complex feelings that brought you to therapy. My goal is to make you feel heard, seen, and respected while in the counselling chair. If you choose to be my client we will work together to access your inner strength and resources and replace unhealthy patterns of behaviour with healthy ones.

The approach I use is integrative which means that I draw on different theories including psychodynamic, person-centred, and transpersonal depending on the client’s needs.

Beginning your counselling journey and searching for a therapist can feel uneasy. Therefore I offer free 15-minute telephone consultation. This will give you a feeling of what is like talking with me and an opportunity to ask any questions you might have and explain what brings you to counselling. The purpose is to help you decide whether I am the right counsellor for you and ease the anxiety before you commit to therapy.

I have always been passionate about working with people and helping them connect with their true self. I decided to change my career and become a counsellor after my positive experience in therapy as a client. I believe that self-awareness is the foundation for personal growth and positive life changes.

How can counselling help?

Your counselling session with me is a confidential space for you to talk about whatever bothers you without judgment. Some thoughts and feelings could be easier to share with a stranger rather than family or friends. In our sessions, you will have the room to express yourself in the way you need to and reflect.

Counselling can help you get a perspective on your situation and may help you understand yourself better. It can help you address unhealthy habits like excessive alcohol use, substance misuse, gambling, food and become more resilient. Clients often report improvement in their relationships after engaging in counselling and managing their stress better.

Sometimes change and adjusting to a new reality can be difficult and you don’t have to do it alone.

Currently, all sessions are held remotely via video link, telephone, or email.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience:

I began my journey as a counsellor in an intercultural therapy centre where I provided counselling sessions for clients from diverse backgrounds. Some of the issues I worked with there: loss of identity, family and relationship issues, internalized racism, assertiveness, and personal boundaries issues, postnatal depression.

I spent a year and a half working in an alcohol and substance abuse charity where I was seeing clients struggling with addiction. Alongside addiction, some of the other issues I worked with there: stress and anxiety, low self-esteem, childhood trauma and domestic abuse, anger and health issues.

Since late 2019 I have been working for a bereavement charity. Other issues I have worked with in this agency: grief, death anxiety, low mood, and depression, negative thoughts, miscarriages, loneliness, suicidal thoughts.

Before becoming a counsellor I worked for years in a professional capacity with young people and adults who had suffered crimes. I specialized in working with domestic and sexual abuse and I supported survivors and their children for six years.

Training:

  • PG Dip in Integrative Counselling
  • Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Motivational Interviewing Technique
  • Cultural Competency
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Tackling and Preventing Domestic Abuse (DAPA)
  • Suicide and its Prevention
  • IMKAAN training (Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage)

Member organisations

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£60 per session

Concession rates for students, trainees and NHS workers available.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday - Friday 9am-9pm

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

Bulgarian