About Me


Therapeutic Counsellor &

Clinical Supervisor 

EMDR Therapy

South Croydon (Selsdon)

Reg. Member MBACP (Accred)

I embarked on a career in counselling because it helped me through some difficult times, and I firmly believe it can help others too. Counselling can be hard work and emotionally challenging, but also rewarding and even fun. It certainly does not have to be all serious.


I try to bring all aspects of my personality into my work with clients in the hope that my clients feel comfortable and safe enough to share their stories, feelings and experiences with me. By becoming more self-aware, clients might in this way  find a more meaningful way forward.


I work   in an integrative way as a counsellor which means I draw upon different theoretical approaches when I work with clients, rather than working with just one approach. I will tailor what I offer to you, the client, depending on your needs and requirements.

My Approach

My work is significantly influenced by  the  person-centred (humanistic) approach to counselling where the belief is that all human beings have the ability to fulfil their full potential provided the right conditions are present. However, I also draw significant  inspiration  from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Solution-Focused and the Psychodynamic approaches to counselling, and the Systemic Approach for couples counselling. I have also recently added EMDR Therapy to my practice - therapy that is specifically aimed at dealing with trauma and distressing  memories.


Professional Bodies

  • Registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am listed on the BACP RegisterThis register is also accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
  • Member of  the Association for  Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO).
  • Member of  EMDR Association UK & Ireland.


Current practice

Private Practice in Croydon and Online

  • Affiliated with several Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) including Health Assured, Workplace Options,  Care first and Validium.
  • Approved by insurance companies: Nuffield Health, AXA PPP healthcare, Aviva and Vitality Health.
  • Affiliated with Victim Support Homicide Team in London offering  counselling to people who have been affected by murder or manslaughter.


Lead School Counsellor at  a Secondary School in Croydon

I have a  service level agreement with the school to provide the counselling  provision to all students. I have engaged several  volunteer counsellors on placements with the service so that they can complete clinical hours for their course requirements. I also offer clinicial supervison to the counseling student volunteers.


Past Experience

  • Online Counsellor with TalkLife Connect (2016)
  • Locum  School Counsellor in a  secondary school in the Royal Borough of Greenwich (2016)
  • School Counsellor in a secondary school in Bromley (2015-2016)
  • Counsellor at Bromley Community Counselling Service  (2015-2016)
  • Counsellor at Evolve Housing + Support (formerly South London YMCA) (2014-2016)
  • Counsellor in a primary school in Croydon working for Place2Be (2013-2014)
  • Counsellor for Carers Support Merton in Mitcham (2013-2015)


Qualifications & Training

  • Introductory Certificate in Trauma Therapy (due to complete in February 2019)

          - Foundation Trauma Day (completed May 2018)

            - Working with Traumatised Children (completed September 2018)

            - Severe and Complex Trauma and Dissociation (completed October 2018)

            - Attachment, Attachment Disorder, Trauma and Recovery (due to complete in February 2019)

  • Accredited EMDR Training Level 1 (EMDR Academy - 2018)
  • Diploma in Clinical Supervision (Pamela Nell Associates - 2018)
  • Certificate in Approaches to Counselling Children and Young People (Aim Awards - 2018)
  • Certificate in Online Counselling Skills (OCST Online Counselling Services & Training - 2016)
  • Couples Counselling Certificate (Pamela Nell Associates - 2016)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB - 2015)
  • Certificate in Counselling Studies (CPCAB - 2013)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB - 2012)
  • Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills (CPCAB - 2012)


Additional events and workshops I have attended recently

  • Couples Counselling Skills Course
  • Solution Focused Therapy Course
  • BACP Private Practice Conference - Identity - Can you tell me who I am? (Conference)
  • Domestic Violence - based on the Freedom Programme (Workshop)
  • OCTIA 2017 - Being a smart counsellor in a digital world – apps, platforms and ethics (Conference)
  • Working with Children and Young people: Self Harm, Eating Disorders and Supporting the LGBT Community (Online CPD)
  • Working with Disordered Eating (Workshop)
  • BACP Private Practice Conference - Relationships, why do we bother? (Conference)
  • BACP Webinar - OCTIA 2016 - Relationational Depth and Emotional Connection in Online Therapy (Conference)
  • Anxiety (Workshop)
  • Love and Intimacy (Workshop)
  • Eros in the Counselling Room (Workshop)
  • The Spectrum of Narcissim (Workshop)
  • The Hidden Taboo - Sexual Abuse by Females (Workshop)
  • Loss of Innocence - Childhood Sexual Abuse (Workshop)
  • Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Workshop)
  • Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance (Course)
  • Complex Trauma (Workshop)

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