I am a fully qualified Therapeutic Counsellor and appear on the BACP’s Voluntary Register of Competence. I am a registered member of B.A.C.P. and abide by their code of ethics as part of my professional and ethical responsibility. I have regular counselling supervision to monitor the effectiveness of my counselling practice, and to ensure that I am working within my own boundaries and limitations.
I have Diploma’s in Integrative Counselling (meaning I can use several different theories), bereavement counselling and Criminology. I also actively attend continued professional development training courses several times throughout the year to ensure that my own growth and experience continues.
My own roots/preferred method of practice is in Person Centered Counselling, with the belief that everyone has the ability of finding their own answers deep within themselves. With this in mind they are sometimes so deeply buried it takes a little help to uncover them – that’s where different counselling approaches/theories may help.
I initially started counselling within a community based agency based in Ilford covering multi-cultural diversity and then moved onto counselling with the national origination MIND. I also mentor/assist tutoring part time at Barking & Dagenham College helping new students look at the challenges of counselling and their own personal development during the course. It was during this time with Barking & Dagenham College that my private practice started to develop and grow.