07399 327 668
In person: Sutton, Carshalton and surrounding areas
In person availability: *Starting September 2021 - Tuesday and Saturday mornings
Online availability: Flexible
My fee is £60.
Free 20 minute initial consultation via Zoom or Telephone.
Ubuntu is a Southern African idea, more a feeling than a idea really, which loosely translates - "We are because of others" - a value that is fundamental to me and how I work with you because it communicates a building of healthy relationships, boundaries, authenticity and honouring of yourself.
Initially I create a safe atmosphere by listening unjudgementally, building trust with you so that together we can find a way out of your dilemma(s). Once a strong relationship is in place I lean towards the more creative, experiential approach such as drawing, guided meditations and mindfulness providing you with tools of support and exploration. My approach is one of authenticity rather than positivity no quick easy fixes but I am 100% committed to being with you through this sometimes difficult work.
I work with individuals, 21 and over. The counselling I offer can be short term, minimum 8 weeks, or longer term (we can decide on the duration together) and can either be in person or online.
AREAS I CAN HELP WITH INCLUDE:
Abuse, anxiety, bereavement, coercive control, depression, family dynamics, health issues, loss, low mood, self-esteem, survivors of narcissistic abuse and trauma.
Since 2017 I have been counselling at a Women’s Centre working with survivors of domestic violence and coercive control. I also counselled for a short time at a bereavement charity in 2020.
As someone who has experienced the impact of a life threatening illness diagnosis and treatment in 2015 I have a deep understanding of the complicated feelings that arise of from these diagnoses and treatment on the individual. I am of the passionate belief that counselling can truly be of help through this very difficult time from diagnosis through treatment, the early aftermath and PTSD symptoms that may appear years later. Complicated family dynamics, coercive control, trauma and adults who have lost a parent in childhood are also of special interest to me.
Always of the creative and thoughtful slant I have a BA degree in English and Psychology as well as diplomas in Photography and Graphic Design. I am a Befriender in a scheme run in my local borough to combat adult loneliness in the community which I find rewarding.
My session rate is £60 per hour.