I am a qualified Person-Centred therapist who works to support clients in exploring their feelings and encourage them to move towards a deep sense of empowerment and positive change within themselves and in their life.
I am a creative and open-minded counsellor & psychotherapist, who will work alongside you to reach your goals, whether that’s about putting yourself first, setting boundaries or improving your mood. You don’t have to go through your change alone.
I welcome people of all cultures and diverse backgrounds, ages, and sexual orientations.
You might be feeling lost, continuously anxious, fearful, disconnected or feeling very low about yourself. Maybe these are just a few reasons why you are considering counselling and you would like to explore more, whether about yourself, your life or your relationship with others.
I invite you to contact me so we can work on finding the cause of what’s making your life difficult and perhaps hopeless. I will work collaboratively with you to explore the issues, thoughts and feelings you are having difficulties within order to make sense of them and to make changes that will enable you to grow and feel more content and fulfilled in your life.
I have experience of working with gender and sexual diversity, young people and people from multicultural and diverse backgrounds. I offer a professional therapy space, which is friendly, calm and purposeful to voice your thoughts with warmth, empathy and non-judgment. Because each person has different issues, backgrounds and goals for therapy, the journey in therapy will be different depending on the individual needs. The space is yours.
I believe you are the expert of your life; you hold all the resources you need to navigate yourself through your path and you may just need some help and support to connect to them.
Therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult emotions or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule weekly sessions.
Areas of counselling: Stress, Anger, Low self-esteem, Burn-out, Gender, Sexuality, Identity issues, Loss, Bereavement, Discrimination, Diversity, Cultural issues, Life Transitions, Immigration, Loneliness, Feeling sad, Anxiety, OCD, Depression, Self-harm, Health anxiety, Relationship issues, Family issues, Abuse, Trauma, PTSD.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Intersex, Non-Binary, Queer and Transgender Allied.
TYPES OF THERAPY
My approach is Person-centred and influenced by other humanistic as well as psychodynamic theories, CBT, and also using a Trauma-focused approach.
CLIENTS I WORK WITH
Adults, Young people
- Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Distinction), Lewisham Counselling & Counsellor Training Associates
- Graduate Certificate in Humanistic & Psychodynamic Counselling,
- Level 3 – Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Lewisham Counselling & Counsellor Training Associates
- Level 2 – Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills, Lewisham Counselling & Counsellor Training Associates
- MA in ARTS, Chelsea College of Arts
- BA (Hons) in ART Practice, Goldsmiths University
- PTLLS Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training, City & Guilds
I have additional training in Trauma-informed Practice, Addiction and Working with Clients at risk of Suicide.
During the pandemic, from 2021 I volunteered at two placements in counselling & psychotherapy:
– Renaissance Horizon, where I was nominated for a Volunteer of the Year Award 2022. I am still a current member of Renaissance Horizon.
– Evolve Housing + Support charity, supporting homeless young people and adults who experienced trauma and complex mental health issues.
I participated in the BACP Annual Research Conference 2022 with the group Walking Through (co-author), subject: Depression.
Teaching Counselling is one of my passions and I have been helping LC&CTA college as a teaching assistant/buddy, 2021-2022. Supervising students in their counselling skills practice has given me valuable experience facilitating small groups.
Throughout my previous art career in various art workshops and collaborations as an Art Educator and Facilitator since 2012, I have also participated in a number of outreach events with young people who have physical, perceptual and cognitive difficulties.
BACP Registered Member – MBACP 394151
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are possible alternatives