The decision to come for therapy may be daunting, and knowing a little about the person you’re considering might be helpful.
I work in private practice offering individual counselling to adults of all ages, for either short-term or longer-term periods, as required and agreed by us.
For many years I worked in the creative industries and then in a support role within a family law firm. I have a particular fascination in how we humans behave, and my desire to support my own development, especially through difficult times, brought me to my own therapy. I know how hard it was to take that first step, but was immensely grateful that I did. It was that helpful experience that first lead to me to train as a counsellor.
Qualifications and Experience
I undertook a BACP accredited Diploma training in Person-Centred Counselling at Metanoia Institute in London, qualifying in 2004.
The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is a reputed professional body for therapists. In addition to being a registered member, I am also BACP accredited, which is a post-qualification award in recognition of their rigorously assessed high standards of experience and professionalism.
You can view my registration details on the BACP website registration no 057163 (please see link below)
I have done further training in working with bereavement and trauma and have recently completed an EMDR training. I also regularly undertake CPD to increase my skills and experience through workshops, seminars and courses, including a comprehensive working online course to underpin my offer of working on video-conference and telephone.
Having worked and volunteered in a variety of settings, I have gained a wide experience enhancing the service I offer, including Lambeth Victim Support, Threshold Women’s Counselling and Varndean Counselling Service. I was privileged to volunteer as a bereavement counsellor at Martlets hospice for over 6 years. I have been in private practice for more than 17 years, continuously building on my experience working with men and women from diverse backgrounds and with differing life experiences.
After qualifying, I continued working in the private and public sector alongside my practice and like many of the clients I work with, understand the demands of working under pressure and juggling life tasks.
As an accredited and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy I abide by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions updated 2018. I am also registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office in line with GDPR 2018.
For further information about how I work, contact details and fees please take a look at the additional pages or feel free to call on +07990 664 763.