I don’t have any availability to take new clients currently- but please contact me if you would like me to refer you to another therapist.
How I work
I am an integrative counsellor which means that I use a number of different theories and approaches when I’m working. I adapt my approach to suit you – because every person is unique. I believe that if you feel listened to, that I empathise with you and that you can trust me, you will feel more able to talk about your most private worries and concerns without fear of being judged. Counselling is not for everyone, and it can be challenging to talk about things which cause you pain and discomfort or embarassment. But my clients have found that working in a trusted relationship with a skilled practitioner can help bring about real change.
The quality of the relationship you have with your counsellor is the key to effective counselling: so it is important that you get the right counsellor for you. This is something you can get a good sense of at an initial assessment session. If, after an initial session you decide to see me for sessions, we will regularly l review how our work together is going. I offer sessions on a short, medium and long-term basis, depending on your needs.
As well as working in private practice for almost a decade, I have worked for the charity Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham . I have also worked in several University counselling services, a secondary schools counselling service and with other organisations as part of their Employee Assistance Programmes.
The clients that I see are from diverse backgrounds and they come to counselling to get help with a wide range of issues. Some of the issues I have helped clients with include relationships and family problems, performance anxiety, anger management, work or course stress, general social anxiety, life transition issues and bereavement. Aswell as working with clients, I have managed counselling services and I also provide clinical supervision to other counsellors and psychotherapists.
Before training as a counsellor I worked for many years in business management in the corporate sector.
Training and qualifications
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Embodied Therapy,
Diploma in Clinical Supervision
Membership of Professional Associations
As an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred) I work according to the BACP’s ethical framework. I am also on the BACP’s Voluntary Register.
Continuing Professional Development
I regularly engage in continued professional development activities to keep up to date with best clinical practice for counsellors and psychotherapists. This includes participating in additional training courses and workshops.