Life and relationships are not always easy to navigate and can often leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, stressed, depressed and lacking direction. I understand how difficult situations and unprocessed experiences can lead us to feelings of hoplessness and despair which in turn can impact our daily lives, relationships and career.
When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselvesVictor E. Frankl
If you are feeling lost, overwhelmed or are struggling to understand how and why you are feeling like you do, please know you are not alone and with the right support you can learn to overcome and manage these feelings of despair and uncertainty.
I can help you process your feelings, understand your patterns of behaviour and gain a deeper level of self awareness while providing you with the tools needed to work through whatever challenges life throws your way.
Guiding you along a path of positive change can allow you to rediscover that spark you may have lost and experience a more fulfilling life where you feel a deeper connection to yourself and those around you.
I am an empathetic, kind, and honest person and I am extremely passionate about providing the best possible support for those who are disadvantaged, feel unheard, or feel they are lacking direction and control in whatever stage of their life. I know how overwhelming life can be at times, and just having someone to confide in and support you can make a world of difference.
I have always had a real interest in understanding human behaviour and emotions, which led me to embark on a BSc Hons in Psychology many moons ago. Together with my degree and my Diploma in Counselling, my life experience and own personal struggles have given me such a rich understanding of the complexities of humans and how our childhood as well as our life experience can shape us into the person we become.
Training and Qualifications
I am a BACP registered counsellor based in Twickenham, South West London, and Windlesham, Surrey. I have a BSc Hons in Psychology as well as a CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am integratively trained, which means I draw upon various theories and approaches tailored to you and your individual needs. One size does not fit all, and I value and understand the importance of recognising individuality.
I have worked with both children and adults and have over 6 years experience volunteering with the Samaritans as a Listener. I also have extensive experience working with and supporting children with additional needs in schools as well as the elderly in residential care homes.
I have a considerable amount of experience (both professional and personal) working with disabled individuals and those adjusting to a new life due to injury/illness and all the overwhelming experiences and emotions that come with it such as discrimination, PTSD, trauma, anxiety, low self-esteem, and anger issues.
I am committed to making my counselling services accessible to all regardless of circumstances and can offer concessionary rates to those with low income. With inclusivity at the core of my practice, I offer a flexible personalised approach to therapy based on your individual circumstances. The premises in which I practice are also fully wheelchair accessible with disabled toilets and disabled parking.