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what is counselling?

Counselling often focuses on one or more specific issues and is usually short-term. Counselling can last from 1 to 30 sessions depending on the needs of the individual.

Through talking counselling can help with all kinds of difficulties.  Some examples are:
•  Anxiety and panic attacks
•  Bereavement and loss     
•  Depression
•  Emotional difficulties/crisis     
•  Loss of sense of self     
•  Problems caused by violence and abuse     
•  Relationship problems     
•  Sexuality & Sexual Identity     
•  Stress

what is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy involves more in-depth work than counselling and may be expected to take longer.

The process may encompass any of the issues covered by counselling but working at a deeper level.

Psychotherapy may also focus on:
• Childhood abuse
• Examining inner conflicts
• Exploring our range of choices
• How we choose to be in the world
• Personal and spiritual growth
and
•  Help us to confront the ultimate question: “Who am I?”

Both counselling and psychotherapy are confidential and non-judgementals.

my approach

My counselling/psychotherapy approach is essentially psychodynamic, person-centred and transpersonal focusing on the uniqueness, potentiality and self-empowerment of the individual.

I also draw on my knowledge and understanding of the psychodynamic (transference), Gestalt, Transactional Analysis (TA) and Cognitive approaches to counselling and psychotherapy.

In essence my approach is holistic and emphasises the importance for each individual of finding his or her own meaning, values and inspiration in life.

 

about me

I have been training as a counsellor/psychotherapist since 1988, attending a variety of courses.  

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My counselling qualifications include attendance on an Introductory Psychodynamic counselling course for Lesbians and Gay Men (Birbeck College/PACE), RSA Counselling Certificate (Lewisham College) and a Diploma in Principles and Practice of Psychodynamic Counselling (Croydon College).

I continued my psychotherapy training at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education  (CCPE), which was an integrative & transpersonal course that was BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) / UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) accredited. I have a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (CCPE).

I am in on-going professional supervision in accordance with the BACP codes of Ethics and Practice.  I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. I am committted to and abide by both organisations' professional standards and code of ethics.

I am committed to on-going training as a means to maintain, deepen and expand my skills.

I have extensive personal experience of personal therapy both individual and group, which I consider to be an essential part of my training.

I do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, physical disability, gender or sexual orientation.

Prices

Individual Counselling
£50 per session
Concessions (Individuals)
Unwaged and unwaged students: £30 per session
Waged students: £40
Couples Counselling
£60 per session
Concessions (Couples)
Unwaged and unwaged students: £40 per session