I am a fully qualified and accredited counsellor/psychotherapist working with adults, couples and teenagers. I offer a friendly and down-to earth approach to therapy and can help with the following problems;
Depression Anxietyincludingpanic attacks, social anxiety and OCD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Bereavement Anger issues Low self confidence Relationship issues Problems with motivation/focus Negative Thinking
About Me My aim as a counsellor is to help you to work through difficult life issues effectively and confidently. Having a regular time and space to share thoughts and ideas that comes to mind without the fear of being judged or criticised can be hugely beneficial to your emotional well-being and greatly improve your relationships with yourself and others. I will not only look at your problems in the present but also identify the roots of these problems from your past.
My experience includes working for the NHS at a GP surgery in London, working within the IAPT service delivering short-term psychological interventions to people with common mental health problems including depression and anxiety disorders. I combine a variety of approaches to suit your individual needs including psychoanalysis, person-centred and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I also have a diploma in Mindfulness which serves to support personal growth and looks at working with stress management through breath work, creative visualisations, meditation and positive thought exercises. Mindfulness can help to relieve the symptoms of stress and anxiety, lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain and improve sleep.
Counselling Teenagers - I have worked as a school counsellor at a secondary school in the London borough of Lambeth, counselling teenagers struggling with bullying, parent separation, exam stress, self-harm, sexuality, identity issues and those on the autistic spectrum. I have completed Child Protection and safeguarding training and I hold an up-to-date DBS Certificate to work with children and young people. I like to integrate some creative arts approaches with my younger clients, as I believe this allows a deeper level of understanding to unfold. Couples Counselling - The aim of couples counselling is to help couples reflect on the past and how it operates in the present day. Couples counselling can help you and your partner find ways to communicate in a more constructive way. I have completed a six month couples counselling course and worked with many couples in private practice over the past five years. Please note couples counselling sessions take place at Kingston office only or online via Zoom.
I am registered with Bupa, Vitality and Heath Assured. Please feel free to contact me to access counselling through your health insurance. I am always happy to have a chat over the phone to discuss your needs and any questions you might have. Call me on 07948 2626 77 to book an appointment or send me an email which can be done by going to my contact page.
Accredited counsellor with The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
Bsc (Hons) Integrative Counselling from Roehampton University.
Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills from Kingston College.
BA (Hons) Creative Writing from St Mary's University College.
Latest professional development attended:
Certificate in Couple Dynamics.
NHS Clinical Development Training.
Bereavement Counselling from Cruse.
Diploma in Mindfulness.
Creativity and Play Workshop - working creatively with adults.
Certificate in Spiritual Healing from The Healing Trust.
Understanding and Managing Anxiety in Children and Young People
Certificate in Autism: play, friendship and social relations.
Understanding and Managing Self-harm.
Adapting Therapy for people on the Autistic Spectrum
Working with obesity - looking at food addiction/binge eating disorder.