Anger/Rage, General/Social Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, Alcohol/Addiction(s), Bereavement/Loss, Couples, Families, Sadness, Discontentment, Worry, Depletion, Alienation, Teenagers, Post Natal Depression, Affairs, Betrayal, Separation, Divorce, Childhood Suffering, Sexual Abuse, Violence, Coaching, Assertiveness, Parenting, New families, Loss, Stress, Substance abuse, Internet Pornography other addictions, Co-dependency, Confidence, Low Self Esteem, Self Belief, Low Mood, Trauma, Crisis, Rage, Shame, Guilt, Self harm and Suicide, Childhood Trauma , Irritability, Edgeyness, Wretchedness, Unravelling, Disintegrating, Relationship Abuse including-emotional-physical- and sexual- both in childhood or adulthood, in same or opposite gender relationships and many other concerns that can affect you today.
I have been working as a counsellor/psychotherapist in clinical settings since 2001.
I offer face to face counselling/psychotherapy sessions to individuals, couples and families. I work with adults, teenagers and in some circumstances children.
To fit in with your busy schedules, telephone and/or skype sessions are also possible.
I also am able to work with a Philosophy and Egan based personal coaching model.
My practice is set in comfortable and secure consultation rooms accessed by entryphone systems in Balham (Bedford Hill) and Battersea (Clapham Junction) with overground train, tube, bus services and parking close by.
Sessions are 50-minute and are usually weekly.
Twice weekly and fortnightly sessions are also possible and I can offer flexible appointments to fit in with your changing schedule.
I provide appointments in the daytime, evening and some Saturdays.
During your first session we can discuss what brings you to counselling, what you are looking for and how to develop a bespoke way of working that integrates and blends appropriate useful therapeutic approaches that best fit you.
You may be feeling down, nothing left, wretched, sad or worried about something, you may be hoping to make changes in behaviour. looking for reasons, feeling unfulfilled, unproductive, trapped, you may feel you are unravelling or be looking for counselling for something specific such as Depression, Anger, Couple-work, Alcohol and Addiction and/or you may be looking for longer term psychotherapy.
Often the two, Counselling and psychotherapy, go hand in hand.
I work with an Eclectic/Pluralistic approach.
In other words I am non-dogmatic to any particular way of working. We can work in response to your needs in short-term or longer-term therapy as well as personal consultation/coaching.
You will be able to work within Humanistic, Integrative, Family-Systemic, CBT, Mindfulness, Pyschodynamic and Existential thinking as you focus on what it’s like to be you and on what’s going on in your life today.
Perhaps you feel like you are unravelling, things are disintegrating, find yourself over worrying, feeling low, or maybe you are feeling unfulfilled, unproductive, discontent or maybe trapped in a corner.
Then we can find the best way to cope in the ’here-and-now’ and we can explore how you got there and where you are going.
If appropriate, I am able to use hypnotherapeutic tools involving grounding and relaxation excercises alongside guided and/or creative visualisation techniques.
I am able to utilise Trauma Incident Reduction (TIR) techniques and tools if required.
If required we can integrate an Egan model of achieving change through coaching in a personal consultation context.
Families/Couples/Individuals & a new service ’Fathers’ Group’
I have considerable training and experience in working Systemically with individuals, couples and families in private practice, within an NHS Family Therapy Clinic and a Charity Counselling Service.
My practice includes working with new parents finding things challenging, bereavement, addictions, and mental health concerns in families.
I am able to offer an integrative behavioural model for couples with any specific problem such as depression.
I am also facilitating a new service namely a Fathers’ group.
For more information please visit my website by clicking on the link at the top of the page.
I am registered with and take clients/patients covered by Pruhealth and AVIVA
Please call or email to dicsuss what you are looking for.
All contacts are held as confidential.
Fees: (50-minute sessions)
Individual session £60.00-£70.00
My training, work experience and any achievement
UK Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist (UKRCP)
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP-Senior Accredited)
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP-Senior Accredited)
Federation of Drug and Alcohol professionals (FDAP)
Association of Family Therapists (AFT)
MA Counselling & Psychotherapy Research Dissertation "Shame and Guilt"
Level (I) & (II) (PG. Dip) Systemic Family Therapy
Foundation in Psychoanalysis
Dip. Counselling Supervision
Adv. Dip. Therapeutic Counselling
B.Sc (Hons) Soc.
I hold individual membership and have Senior Accreditation with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), membership of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP), and am a member of the Association for Family Therapy (AFT)
My practice includes integrating personal coaching.
My experience and training covers working with many mood and behaviour disturbances for example:
Anxiety & Stress,
Depression & Low mood,
Self Esteem & Self Belief,
Anger & Rage,
Abuse, (Physical, Sexual and Emotional)
Bereavement & Loss,
Alcohol & Substance abuse, (Including 12-Step)
Internet pornography and other addictions,
Trauma & Crisis,
Shame & Guilt,
Self-Harm & Suicide,
Rape & Sexual Assault,
Relationships, including-emotional-physical- and sexual- abuse both in childhood or adulthood, in same or opposite gender relationships.
My portfolio includes developing, managing and supervising a counselling service in a charity based setting for victims of crime (since 2001).
Other ORGANISATIONAL based experience:
RAPt (Rehabilitation of Addictied Prisoners Trust) Programme Manager, Senior Therapist
Ealing Drug Intervention Service,
KCA Foundation young peoples addiction therapy
Freedom Recovery Centre 12-step programme
The Awareness Centre Clapham Addiction Recovery Programme
The Awareness Centre External Psychotherapist
Equinox Alcohol Service
TRAUMA RELATED WORK:
Vicitm Support London, (Trauma, Crisis, Homicide, Rape, Assault, Domestic, Homophobic Violence, Race crime, Suicide, Robbery...)
The British Refugee Council (Imprisonment, Torture, Trauma, Rape, Displacement, Violence, Seperation Loss, Genocide, Homicide, War, ’Ethnic Cleansing’...)
Balham Community Centre (General mood and behaviour disorders)
Age Concern UK
Lambeth College Diploma level Counselling Tutor
Alongside my counselling and psychotherapy practice, I work as a qualifed clinical and consultancy supervisor and am involved on a consultancy and clinical capacity with a free/low cost counselling service in SW London.
From 2010-2011 I practiced as an Honorary Therapist at the Prudence Skynner Family Therapy Clinic within the SW London & St Georges NHS Mental health Trust.
This has given me considerable statutory and non-statutory workplace and private practice experience in working with depression, low self esteem, anger/rage, shame/guilt, bereavement/loss, trauma/crisis, and specialist experience working with domestic violence, homophobic abuse and sexual violence including male and female rape, post traumatic stress, recovery from crime, life crisis and motivation, alcohol
and drug misuse, binge drinking, gambling, co-dependency sex and love addiction.
I also have 3 years experience of tutoring/lecturing and teaching trainee counsellors.
I am a qualified counselling and consultancy supervisor and am providing/have provided Counselling and Consultation Supervision for qualified and trainee counsellors and psychotherapsits in many settings including:
Lambeth Mind, Equinox, Ealing DAIS, Turning Point, Various Victim Support Schemes, The Her Centre, KCA, Freedom Recovery Centre, The Awareness Centre NHS and General clinical practice, The British Refugee Council.