BSc, MA Counselling, MBACP registered counsellor
Hello, I am a professional qualified counsellor and I offer individuals, couples and families counselling sessions on an ongoing or short-term basis. Although I have been trained in the psychodynamic approach, I work using other models to best suit and help individuals explore and become aware of blocks in their lives, working towards making changes.
I have over 25 years of supporting children and families in the community and working directly with individuals and couples. I have worked with a variety of counselling services such as St Christopher’s Hospice, Croydon’s Drop In (Counselling service for young people), Marriage Care and with Fostering organisations supporting carers with secondary trauma and other areas of their lives.
I recognise that sometimes life can be very difficult and the challenges and struggles we face may feel overwhelming. It might be a specific matter, a bereavement, a relationship or patterns that you notice are repeating themselves. Taking some time out to talk with a therapist may be the first step towards a new understanding of yourself. I provide a safe, non-judgemental space for you to talk things over, working together to shed some light on feelings and responses that might currently seem hard to understand.
I regularly attend seminars and conferences to continue my professional development and have fully comprehensive professional liability insurance. I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) and adhere to their ethical framework, ensuring I have regular professional supervision.
How will counselling benefit you?
- Talking to a counsellor gives you a space to reflect, put things into perspective and explore different ways of coping with situations.
- Talking can help you to express your feelings and emotions in a safe and confidential environment.
- Sometimes talking to family members and friends may prove difficult, however talking to someone independently may be easier for you to express yourself without judgement.
Individual, Couple counselling, Youth counselling, Family counselling, Fostering and Adoption Issues, Childhood issues, Bereavement and loss, Domestic Abuse, Domestic violence, Family conflict, Infidelity, Life transitions, Relationship issues, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Loneliness, Identity, Psychosomatic, Stress
Session times and Finances: Counselling sessions are 50 minutes
Average Cost (per session): £45 – £65
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash/Bank transfer