I am a qualified and experienced counsellor, practising in the heart of Wimbledon, London, SW19.
My extensive, real-world life experience has proven invaluable when working with clients. I have five years’ experience working with adults of all ages with mental health and physical disabilities and an additional two years counselling within the NHS.
I have experience in helping clients with
- Anxiety and panic
- Work place issues
- Life transitions and significant birthdays: becoming an adult, becoming a parent, mid-life crisis, coming to terms with ageing, preparing to die
- Abuse – physical, sexual, emotional, financial
- Self-esteem and confidence
- Self-awareness. Who am I now?
- Eating disorders
- LGBT+ affirmative
- Family relationships
- Partner relationships and breakdowns
I offer solution-based counselling: here’s what seems to be happening – now what needs to change to make your life better?
You choose the agenda and take it wherever you want and at your own speed. I will not offer direct advice, but I will join you in the exploration, asking open questions, to help you think of things from a new perspective.
Together we will explore your issues to find insights and a new way forward.
You, your feelings and your care is my priority. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their ethical framework, to keep the work safe and you at the heart of all we do together.
I hold the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, accredited by the CPCAB – the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body.
In the counselling world my approach is called ‘integrative’. I integrate person-centred and psychodynamic approaches, to tailor-make a service for you. I often use resources from CBT and NLP to give focus to finding solutions.
I have undertaken inter-cultural training to help me understand more about the cultures and expectations of my clients in our diverse city.
I work in a down-to-earth, non-judgemental way, using straight-forward communication.