I am an experienced, accredited counsellor based in Pimlico, central London, Bromley, south east London and Sevenoaks, Kent. I am also a trained and experienced coach.
As a counsellor work with individuals helping them to improve their relationship with themselves and others. As a coach I work with individuals as part of a group. You can find out about me and my approach to counselling and coaching on this website. Contact me on 0790 537 3269, firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form on this website.
Qualifications & Professional Membership
I have a MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling from Birkbeck College, University of London. I am an accredited counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am listed on the online BACP register of counsellors and psychotherapists.
I am experienced in providing therapy to clients who have experienced a wide range of issues such as:
- stress and anxiety, including panic attacks
- depression and feeling cut off
- trauma, flashbacks and nightmares
- redundancy and work issues
- unresolved issues from the past
- issues from childhood
- loss and bereavement
- relationship issues
- family issues
- mental health problems
- issues around sex and sexuality
- sexual abuse
- illness and disability
As well as working in private practice, I work for employment assistance programmes. For 5 years I worked as a counsellor for SurvivorsUK a charity which supports men who have suffered sexual abuse at any time in their life. I have 3 years experience of working at Hospice in the Weald supporting patients and the people who care about them. I also worked for many years in community counselling services supporting people with a wide range of issues. I am an approved counsellor with Aviva, PruHealth & WPA.
I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period and see them at a regular time each week. I work in a collaborative and empowering way. I help them to increase their emotional strength and improve the quality of their relationships by supporting them to talk freely about the issues they are struggling with. I then encourage them to 'step back' and look again at their responses. This promotes insight and enables individuals to develop new and creative ways of responding to the challenges they face and improve the quality and strength of their relationships. My approach to counselling is particularly suited to people who think that their current problems might in part be due to difficult experiences in the past.
Code of Ethics
I am committed to providing counselling and therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment and abide by the code of ethics of BACP.
Starting counselling can be a daunting prospect. Therefore, I suggest meeting for two initial meetings so you can see if you feel confident in talking to me and so that I can make sure that my approach to counselling is suited to you. You can also call me to discuss the possibility of counselling.