I began training as a Counsellor in the late 1990’s after completing a Social Science Degree at the University of Westminster in London. This involved five years of part-time study whilst working full-time at the Job Centre.
With a new understanding of the helping professions, I undertook an Access course in Counselling at City University and this enabled me to consider training in the role of Counsellor. I later completed a Diploma in Counselling at the Central School of Counselling & Psychotherapy at locations in London and Waltham Forest College. As part of undertaking my Diploma, I was assigned to a placement with the Bereavement Service at Whipps Cross Hospital in London where I saw up to three clients one evening per week. I continued in this role with this service for many years after completing the Diploma. Training, Qualifications and Experience
o Diploma in Counselling o Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy o Experience in NHS settings, mental health and carer’s charity and a drug/alcohol rehabilitation service o Additional Training: CBT; Solution Focused Training; Alcohol Awareness; Drug Awareness; Motivational Interviewing Areas of Counselling that I treat Alcoholism
; Anger Management; Anxiety
; Bereavement; Bullying; Carer’s Stress; Depression
; Disabilities; Drug Abuse
; Emotional Abuse; Generalised Anxiety Disorder; Low Self Confidence; Low Self Esteem; Redundancy; Smoking; Stress; Work-Related Stress Fee Structure
£40 per 50-minute session (concession rates may be possible for those on low incomes) 24 Hour cancellation policy