I am a BACP Accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with many years experience working with clients using an integrative approach. I have had a varied career working in a variety of settings including healthcare services, public services, and charitable agencies and I currently run my own practice from West Norwood and Clapham.
I have extensive experience supporting people with emotional and psychological issues, working psychodynamically (linking present difficulties with the past). I believe that it is important to understand and accept past experiences and history in order to fully appreciate and make sense of the present situation, and therefore be able to plan for the future.
I offer a safe and confidential space where you can explore what is important to you, and through this increase your self-awareness and knowledge about your own needs.
Training, Qualifications & Experience
• Advanced Diploma in Integrative counselling.
• Certificate in Person-centred and Psychodynamic Counselling.
• Foundation degree in CBT, Dip in NLP and Intercultural Counselling.
I have five years of professional training, which included substantial clinical experience and personal psychoanalytic therapy, as well as theoretical and academic attainment.
I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedures therein. I am also a UKRC Registered Independent Counsellor. As an Accredited member of BACP I am committed to Continuing Professional Development and seek to develop and inform my work with my clients. As the Accreditation requires, I have frequent and ongoing supervision of my work.
I have extensive experience supporting people with emotional and psychological issues, I also work with problems arising from cultural difference and their impact on our sense of identity and on relationships.
I worked for 3 years in Wandsworth victim support counselling services and have clinical experience in various therapeutic settings. This included supporting victims of crime, such as: domestic violence, sexual abuse and bullying. I have also worked for Open Door Counselling Agency in Carshalton, where I gained invaluable experience in working with young people, as well as adults, with depression, loss of confidence, low self-esteem and panic attacks.
As well as having my own practice, I currently work as a Therapist at Croydon University Hospital.