I am a qualified counsellor with eight years’ experience of working in counselling and psychotherapy services; mainly in the community-based and voluntary sector services (Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service and Ealing Abbey Counselling Service (EACS)) and in private practice. I hold a Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute in West London.
I am a registered member of the BACP, the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) and am committed to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I have experience of working with adults of all ages from a broad range of social, cultural and educational backgrounds.
I have an extensive social work background, where I gained substantial experience in working with children and adults who have experienced traumatic events including child abuse, domestic violence and drug and alcohol problems.
What I can help with and how do I work:
I believe that counselling can support recovery from a range of issues relating to:
– eating disorders
– personality disorders
– confidence and self-esteem
– relationship breakdowns
– unresolved trauma
– family difficulties
– health issues
– bereavement, grief and loss
– managing emotions
-work related problems
However, it may be that your current concerns lie outside of the areas mentioned above and you may want to bring any unresolved issues from the past, current difficulties or hopes/concerns for the future. I would hope that, through talking to a trained counsellor, you will be able to start to identify your needs and over time experience a more satisfying way of being.
My therapeutic approach is Integrative and based on a relational and developmental framework. Essentially, that means that our therapeutic relationship and the developmental history you bring, will be important issues for us to think about when we work together. I see each person as an individual with their own unique experience of life and, as such, I will draw on different psychological and practical approaches to find the most suitable way of working with you.
I strongly believe that we all have the potential to make changes and having the support of a safe and confidential therapeutic relationship can enable us to harness that power, even when it might seem difficult. My approach involves helping you to integrate all of your experiences and through the benefits of self-acceptance, you will start to experience a greater sense of ‘wholeness’ and strength and be able to respond to any further challenges in relationships or at work in a more resilient and flexible way.
I can offer to work with you on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period. You can visit my “Frequently Asked Questions” page for more information about what you can expect from counselling with me, including my fees and availability.
I hold a Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute in West London.
I am listed on the Counselling Directory for Professional Counsellors and also Psychology Today. You can access my profile at http://www.counsellingdirectory.org.uk and http://www.psychologytoday.com.
I am a registered member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), a registered member of Social Work England and a registered member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS).
My particular areas of interest and experience are:
- The impact of early attachment difficulties and relational trauma on our emotional regulation, our future relationships and our capacity to meet our potential in the world.
- How we manage transitions and life crises such as becoming a parent, losing a partner, employment difficulties, getting older, health crises and aging.