About Me "When someone really hears you without passing judgement on you, without trying to take responsibility for you, without trying to mould you, it feels damn good... It's astonishing how confusions that seem irremediable turn into relatively clear streams when one is heard." - Carl Rogers
My desire to become a counsellor came at a fairly young age, when I had the sense that sometimes, it feels like there is nobody to talk to, no matter how many people you have around you. I left Secondary school and went on to study Health & Social Care. I quickly learned that the majority of this qualification was about local government polices, and realised I had made a mistake. I felt like I was still unqualified, despite my passing the course. Eventually I decided to apply for a job within a counselling department for a local authority, where then I was asked to consider if I would like to gain a qualification as a Counsellor. Four years later, after a lot of academic and personal work I became a qualified Therapist doing the very job I have wanted to do since I was a teenager.
I am a BACP Registered integrative counsellor, which means that I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, it also means that you will find me listed on the BACP accredited voluntary register. The BACP works to promote the role and relevance of the counselling professions in improving psychological wellbeing and mental health. It promotes and develops safe, ethical and competent practice in counselling and psychotherapy.
I am also a member of the Black, African and Asian Therapy Network. as well as a registered practitioner with The Headroom™️
I have also worked with Clear Links as a ‘Specialist Mentor’. This work involves helping students in Higher Education manage the impact of any Mental Health condition or impairment, that may in turn affect the student’s academic experience.
I have years of experience working within organisational Occupational Health department, as well experience working within NHS GP settings and a Drug and Alcohol counselling service.
Throughout my work, I incorporate a number of different therapeutic approaches into my practice with the therapy tailored according to the needs of the client including; Psychodynamic, Relational, Person centered, Humanistic, Existential, Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) I work with individuals offering both short and long term therapy.
Primarily, I offer therapy via face-to-face (in person) sessions. However, as I do work with clients internationally, I also offer therapy sessions via telephone as well as therapy sessions via Skype.
As part of my Continual Professional Development I receive regular clinical supervision and training. Updating my skills and knowledge on a continuing basis is essential to my working practice.
As well as my two London based practices, I also provide a counselling service within a NHS GP surgery, and a Drug and Alcohol charity.
What I can help with Abuse . ADD/ADHD . Addiction(s) . Adoption Issue . Anger Management . Anxiety . Asperger Syndrome . Bereavement . Cancer . Chronic Fatigue Syndrome . Cultural issues . Depression . Disability . Eating disorders . General counselling . Grief. Health related issues . Identity problems . Infertility . Loss. Men's Issues. Mental health issues . Obsessions . OCD . Personal Development . Phobias . Post-traumatic stress . Pregnancy related issues . Redundancy . Relationships . Self Esteem . Self Harm . Service Veterans. Sex related issues . Sexual identity . Sexuality . Spirituality . Stress . Trauma . Women's Issues . Work related issues
My Professional Qualifications I have both qualifications and experiences in the following: Diploma in Integrative Counselling (The Minster Centre - BACP Accredited) Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (CPPD-BACP Accredited) Drug & Alcohol Counselling Training (Addaction-A UK based drug and alcohol treatment charity)
I am experienced in working with long & short-term clients from different cultural and social backgrounds.