"People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying "soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds."..... Carl Rogers
I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and a member of the BACP [ British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy] I earned my Psychology degree with the Open University then continued my studies at the CPPD [Center for Professional and Personal Development] in North London obtaining a Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma In Humanistic Integrative Counselling. In 2014 I went on to complete a mindfulness Course at Mindful World, The London Therapy Foundation and in 2016 saw me finalise a course in CBT at the Grove in London. 2018 lead me to the Wimbeldon Guild where I completed a Bereavement Course.
My Clinical training took place at Robin Hood Clinic One of the only G P Clinic's in the area to promote and champion this kind of health care using it's association with IAPT's
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and psychotherapy and adhere to their Ethical Framework a copy of this document can be found on the BACP's website at http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical _framework. I hold professional liability insurance for my work and am ICO registered and GDPR compliant.
I currently have a private practice in Carshalton SM5 and continue to work within the NHS and counselling comunity.
Subsequent to counselling I worked for fifteen years in a busy international company dealing with customs and excise this gave me a first hand insight into stress and anxiety and showed me how it can affect peoples health.
My clients issues cover a large and varied scale and I have been able to work with people who suffer from Trauma, bereavement, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship issues, abuse sexual and physical and family issues to name but a few.
The humanistic and integrative path I follow is Person Centered, Psychodynamic, CBT [Cognitive Behavioural Therapy] and T.A. [Transactional Analysis]. Using these theories allows each individual to find their own path in their own way. By employing this style of working I aim to allow each individual the space which they need to open up and allow themselves to develop within a non-judgemental, emotional and safe environment.