As a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I abide by the BACP’s Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. My work is regularly supervised and I am fully insured.
As well as private practice, I volunteered for over two years as a member of the counselling staff at the Tower Hamlets Community Alcohol Team. As the name implies, we supported clients struggling with addiction, especially to alcohol and other substances. Since 2012, I have also worked as a sessional counsellor for Catch 22 Young People’s Health in Wandsworth, providing community and school-based counselling for young people with drugs/alcohol and emotional problems.
Before I began my counselling career, I worked for many years in the aviation industry, both in consultancy and publishing roles. During this time I learnt valuable lessons about handling workplace relationships, stress, deadlines and communication. With the perspective and insights I have gained since studying and practising counselling, I can now see how I could have handled these experiences more productively. Insights like these, and increased self-knowledge and awareness are some of the benefits that you can gain from counselling.
I hold the following professional qualifications:
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills and Theory (CPCAB* accredited)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB accredited)
Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB accredited)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB accredited)
(*CPCAB is the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body)