I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor. What that means is that I have achieved a substantial level of training and experience that has been approved by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (see www.bacp.co.uk for further reading).
I run a private practice, which I formed in 2001, work as a short term (6 sessions) counsellor for several Employee Assistance Programme providers, helping people to deal with such issues as anxiety, stress and depression as well as work issues, and I provide on-site critical incident support.
In addition to the private practice I have worked for the organisations:
- Croydon Pastoral Counselling Service — working with NHS referred clients
- Croydon Alcohol Counselling Service as a senior counsellor
- AXA-ICAS — psychological needs telephone assessor
My style of working is predominantly psychodynamic. The belief of psychodynamic therapy is that we are shaped by our past experiences. We would work together to explore relationships that develop during growth into adulthood and how they work in the present which includes using the counselling relationship as an indication of how you relate in your life. This approach is used widely in the NHS, GP surgeries and many local counselling agencies.
I abide by the BACP code of ethics and attend weekly supervision with a qualified supervisor. I work with clients from the local area ranging from Croydon to Sutton and Bromley to Orpington.
My counselling room provides a quiet, safe and comfortable space where you can bring whatever is troubling you.