I trained in Integrative Counselling. This means that I learned a number of theories and techniques and learned to integrate them in my work with my clients.
I work with couples and individuals on a wide range of presenting issues. This could be in things like addiction, affairs, anger management, anxiety, relationship issues, betrayals, depression, bereavement, abuse, trauma and others. I have worked with different agencies and am currently working with Relate London North West where I see clients on Friday evenings. I try and work with people and not problems. What I mean by that is that I work with you as a person or as persons (in a couple), without judgement or prejudice to understand you and your presenting issue. Presenting issues can be deceptive and can hide the real source of your troubles. It is not unless I understand you as a person that I can help you work through your troubles.
Skills and techniques
Some of the skills I use include, Psychodynamic, Person Centred, Mindfulness, CBT, REBT, Choice therapy, Existential therapy, EFT and Systemic work. These are some of the common ones. Through on-going professional development, I come across different techniques and ideas and will incorporate them into my work. Working in an integrative manner allows me the flexibility and access to more than one way of working to the client. The style of working is often dictated by the issues we are working with and the clients readiness to change.
I use creative techniques to provoke thought. Ultimately, my aim is to work with you on whatever is troubling you and help you arrive at your own solutions. I will use a variety of skills and techniques to do this.
My journey started with self-exploration and I went on to train to become a Counsellor and Psychotherapist. In addition to my private practice, I currently work at Relate London North West as a Relationship Counsellor and am a spokesperson for Relate. I am also a SFEDI accredited Business Advisor and Business Mentor. I run workshops, focus groups and am a public speaker. My background is in IT Consulting and Project Management. I have worked in various different organisations like the multi-nationals, government organisations and the SME marketplace. And have also served on the Board of Trustees at Relate London South West, as a member of the board for Enterprise Wellness (formerly Harrow in Business) and as President of Hounslow Chamber of Commerce. I have keen interests in philosophy, gardening, DIY, movies, reading, yoga, cycling and writing.
I am a trained and qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist and comply with the ethical code as set out by the BACP. I did my training initially with Richmond Adult Community College and then through Doncaster University with Relate. In addition to this I hold the following qualifications.
- Qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist
- Kundalini Yoga Teacher
- Trained in Mindfulness
- Level 2 RSPH Health Champion
- Trained in Mental Health First Aid
- Trained in Motivational Interviewing
- Diploma in NLP
I am a member of and comply with the ethical code of BACP. I engage in regular supervision to ensure I remain client focused in my work.
Areas I cover
My counselling practice is based in West London in Hampton. This covers surrounding areas of Teddington, Twickenham, Richmond, Sunbury, Staines, Hounslow, Isleworth, Brentford, etc. I also have a practice in two locations in Central London – on Bell Yard near Chancery Lane and on Westminster Bridge Road near the Waterloo Station.