Training & Qualifications

 

I completed my training Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at The Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Academy in London in 2014 alongside my Certificate in Counselling Children with Place2Be.

 

I am registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), attend regular supervision to further progress my understanding and hold professional indemnity insurance.

Alongside my private practice, I also provide counselling support for young people (11 - 25-year-olds) through Metanoia's Here4You and Deapul's Mind Connect counselling services.

My Approach 

I am an experienced integrative therapeutic counsellor, and spiritual life coach qualified to work with both adults and young people. 

 

My theoretical approach is based on a humanistic, relational understanding of therapy. I fuse psycho-dynamic and psycho-spiritual theories, as well as solution-focused and mindfulness techniques together in order to fully meet the needs of each person I support.

 

In our work together you are given total permission to feel through your emotions and experiences' in order to form a healthier relationship with your reality and yourself.

My integrative training means that I am able to offer holistic therapeutic support. This means that all your varying aspects of self, your numerous life experiences and each inter-personal relationship are believed to be interconnected. It is through the acknowledgement of this interconnection, and your whole human experience, that you gain the insights needed to better understand yourself and make the positive changes needed in your life.   

 

My role is to provide you with a safe and confidential space from which you can explore your inner and outer worlds. I have a specialised interest in Psycho-Spiritual Counselling and in supporting your search for a fulfilling and authentically meaningful life. 

Support can be short and long term depending on need and are provided in North London, Islington. 

 

Home sessions are also available dependent on individual needs and circumstances. 

I have completed further training in:

 

* Child Protection Awareness, Recognition & Referral (Wandsworth Council, London)

 

* Assessment & SHASPI Training (Camden Listening & Counselling Centre, London)

 

* Psycho-Spiritual Counselling Certificate 

(Sweet Track Counselling Centre, Glastonbury)

 

* Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Breathing Space Centre, London)

 

* Spiritual Life Coaching Certificate (Holistic College, London)

 

* Prevent Training Certificate (HM Government)

 

* Safeguarding Children (Advanced) Level 2 Certificate (Metanoia Institute, London)

 

Sessions

Counselling (Adults)

Counselling for individuals 18+

 

Non-judgemental and confidential support for those in need of a safe place to explore and reflect on their life experience and relationships.

 

Concerns I regularly work with are:

  • low moods & depression

  • anxiety and panic attacks

  • workplace difficulties 

  • early childhood experiences

  • sexuality and sexual identity

  • bereavement and loss

  • relationship break-down

  • inter-personal relationship difficulties

  • anger issues

  • domestic violence & abuse

  • low self-esteem & confidence

  • lack of motivation

Weekly 50 minute sessions

Location: Islington Angel

Rates: £80 (concessions available)

Counselling (Children & Teenagers)

Counselling for individuals between the ages of 11-18.

(Parental consent necessary for under 16's)

Non-judgemental and confidential support for young people who are finding it difficult to manage their thoughts and/or emotions, and who may be experiencing challenging life situations. 

 

Therapy is delivered at a developmental and age-appropriate level, through a combination of talking therapy and creative, art and play techniques.  

 

Concerns I regularly work with are:

  • low moods and depression

  • anxiety and panic attacks

  • school transitions

  • academic pressures

  • bullying

  • family break-downs

  • domestic violence & abuse

  • sexuality and sexual identity

  • identity concerns

  • bereavement and loss

  • inter-personal relationship difficulties

  • anger issue

  • low self-esteem and confidence

  • lack of motivation

Weekly 40-50 minutes sessions

 

Location: Islington Angel 

Home sessions possible depending on the young person's age/needs.

Rates: £80 (concessions available)

Therapeutic Life Coaching 

For individuals 18+

 

Therapeutic Life Coaching: sessions are used to explore current life difficulties, how to live a more meaningful day-to-day life, and how to actively pursuing personal goals. 

 

Sessions are geared at understanding what limiting beliefs may be holding you back from aligning with your truest life goals.

 

Sessions can explore: 

• confusion about your life path

• the sense of feeling lost

• suffering from self-doubt and/or fear

• feeling unable to pursue and achieve your dreams

• longing for meaningful relationships

• repeated negative cycles & patterns

• feelings of unfulfillment, stuckness & blockages  

Weekly and/or fortnightly 1-hour sessions

 

Location: Islington Angel. Home sessions also available.

Rates: £80 (concessions available).

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