Lets find a way...
I can support you as you find a new way forward through whatever it is that has you considering counselling. I know that new way forward must be according to what is important to you as an individual, and where I come in is in supporting you as you put it together. I will provide the time and the private space plus my experience, knowledge and training.
Background, Qualifications and Professional Status
I have ten years experience as a counsellor, and previously in the education sector, and before that nine years with The Samaritans. I have worked with clients and students on a range of life experiences particularly bereavement, relationship break-up and other kinds of loss, suicidal feelings, depression, alcoholism, anger, lack of confidence and low self-worth.
I have a BSc(Hons) in psychology, Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling from Goldsmiths, BACP Certificate of Proficiency, Mental Health First Aid Certificate, Cruse Certificate in Counselling Superision, and Ascentis Certificate in Facilitating Bereavement Support Groups.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have graduate registration with the British Psychological Society.
As a member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, the Ethical Guidelines for Researching Counselling and Psychotherapy (where practitioners undertake research) and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure for the time being in force.
I also work as a counselling supervisor, and as a funerary celebrant.
Location & Availability
Consultations & Fees
I use consultation rooms in Blackheath, London SE3. Since lockdown I have been meeting clients online or we talk on the phone.
I meet clients Monday to Thursday during the day, and Tuesday to Thursday in the evenings.
I only work with individual clients, of 18 years of age and over. If you are looking for couples support, please input that phrase into your search engine or directory. If you are under 18, please do not suffer unhappiness alone. Contact a youth worker or your school or college counsellor. There are also some wonderful support organizations for children and teens listed on the "links" tab above.
I offer private counselling supervision to student or qualified counsellors according to requirements.
I am very happy to work with counselling students but ask that first, I have sight of your course requirements in regard to therapy as these can be complex.
Consultations last between 50 minutes and one hour. Much of the first session is to discuss your needs and establish a working relationship or referral elsewhere. Should you decide that you would like to continue with regular counselling, then weekly or fortnightly consultations are recommended, the number and frequency of our meetings can be re-negotiated as we go along.
I will charge £60 per consultation but will consider reduced rates for those on low incomes.