Counselling, psychotherapy and life coaching: individual or couples therapy
Talking Therapy is an opportunity for you to meet me in a safe, confidential setting and explore areas of your life you would like help with. I embrace the Core Conditions set out by psychologist Carl Rogers:
- Positivity towards you
- Being genuine
You may have some issues with coping at work, home or socially. A friend, colleague or doctor may have recommended you see a counsellor. Whatever course has brought you here, you are not alone and we can take your journey together. Thank you for taking this step.
Whilst not exhaustive, clients I have worked with have seen me for:
Whilst counselling can’t necessarily take away issues that bother you, it can help you cope with events, and the experiences and feelings it brings up in you. Clients have told me how at ease and safe they feel with me and that they can be themselves; sometimes talking about issues, feelings and experiences they haven’t felt able to share with another person.
I believe that you have the abilities, experiences and insights to improve your own life, so my role as counsellor is to help you discover areas for the change you would like to make.
Research has shown that the relationship between the client and counsellor is key to enable ‘good therapy’ to take place. One of the aims during our first contact will be to look at how, and if, we choose to work together.
Perhaps you have a particular issue to focus on, which might involve short-term counselling. However, you may feel longer-term psychotherapy, looking at issues in depth, would suit and help you better.
We can meet at Streatham (close to Streatham High Road), Tooting Bec or Wimbledon. All locations are centrally placed with easy access by public transport and nearby parking facilities.
Please take a look at My Approach to see the types of therapy I offer.
There is also a link to The Next Step to show how we begin.
Should you have any questions please contact me by Email Contact Form or by mobile which is at the top of each page. I will aim to contact you within 24 hours.
I have a Certificate in Counselling Skills and Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling. You can find me on The Counselling Directory.
As part of my BACP Membership of continual development, I attend further workshops and training. This has included Couples Therapy, CBT, Time-Limited counselling and Psychopathology.
I have regular supervision as part of an ethical code of working.
I work at The Albany Trust in Tooting and The Wimbledon Guild. Additionally, I worked for The Metro Centre and did community-based research into HIV and aging with The University of Greenwich.
I am a Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their ethical framework.
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