I am a fully qualified Counsellor specialised in mental health issues. Following the completion of a BSc (hons) Degree in Psychology, I obtained a BACP recognised Diploma in Counselling. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which means I fully adhere to their code of ethics. I belong to the accredited register recognised by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care and I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.
Within my professional practice I demonstrate sensitivity to individual differences when working with clients of diverse ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation and cultural background, treating all people with unconditional positive regards and respect.
I work holistically with the individual, acknowledging the complexity of being human, as I believe that people are more than their diagnosis. I have the ability to work with clients with complex needs experiencing emotional and psychological unbalance. I use an Integrative approach, drawing from a variety of psychological interventions such as Gestalt Therapy, Person-Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques, according to the specific needs of the client in any particular moment.
I believe people have all the necessary resources within themselves to fully recover and achieve their goals in life. My role is to facilitate self awareness and inner exploration.
Mindfulness is a key concept in my work with client. It is only by accepting ourselves fully for who we are that the changes we are longing for will occur naturally.
BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology
Certificate in Humanistic Counselling
Diploma in Counselling
BACP Certificate Of Proficiency
Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Certificate in Trauma Therapy
Certified Practitioner in Coaching with Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
I possess more than 18 years of working experience within the mental health sector. I worked for a large multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health Team within the NHS offering psycho-social intervention to individuals with a clinical diagnosis.
I worked for several Charities Organisations such as MIND, Carers Centres and the Drugs and Alcohols Services for London, where I provided one to one counselling to individuals struggling with mental health issues, dependency problems and who have undergone traumatic life events. I also have extensive experience in counselling carers, young people and university students within an educational establishment as well as people having issues with their employer.
I have also been a group facilitator for many years. At present I facilitate Divorce Support Groups for people who are dealing with the break-up of a relationship whether it is through divorce or separation. I am also a co-organizer of Life Through a Lens personal development group which combines Gestalt therapy with Photography.