I offer person-centred counselling and psychotherapy as a psychotherapist-in-training

The words counselling and psychotherapy are synonymous but usually a psychotherapist has a post-graduate academic qualification. Counselling is sometimes seen as having a shorter time frame such as 6 or 12 sessions and psychotherapy as having a longer time frame.

The person-centred approach has evolved from the work of American psychologist Carl Rogers (1902-1987). It’s called person-centred therapy as the emphasis is placed on how the individual sees and experiences their situation rather than the therapist making an interpretation about it.

Some of the reasons people seek counselling and psychotherapy are because they are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, health issues or relationship breakdowns.

I offer a confidential, non-judgemental and empathic environment to explore, collaboratively with you, resolution for whatever it is that is distressing you.

Qualifications and practice

I have just completed four years of MSc training in Contemporary Person-Centred Psychotherapy. I am currently moving towards UKCP accreditation, working in different mental health settings. I am also a Student Member of BACP and adhere to their Ethical Framework.

I will be starting up private practice in West London in late 2019.

To find a counsellor/psychotherapist in your area, now, you might consult the UKCP and BACP online directories.

Some people do have counselling or psychotherapy alongside yoga therapy, but please note that I do not see people for both.

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When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified; or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity, then understanding is called for. The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance… provides illumination and healing. In such situations deep understanding is, I believe, the most precious gift one can give to another.
— Carl Rogers, A Way of Being.