Fees, appointments and the foundations of my work
Your first appointment will consist of an assessment, during which we will discuss the issues or difficulties that bring you to therapy. This will enable us to understand together what your needs are and what type of therapy will be helpful.
The assessment will give us an indication of whether shorter or longer-term therapy will be most useful and subsequent therapy sessions will generally take place once a week.
Sessions take place in consulting rooms primarily based in South Woodford, East London.
Initial assessment (50 minutes) £85
Therapy sessions face-to-face (50 minutes) £80
Skype/Zoom sessions (50 minutes) £70
I offer concessions for Key Workers: £50 for Zoom/phone sessions.
Values, Ethics and Practitioner Identity
The foundations of my work
My work is rooted in a humanistic value base which focuses on respecting the unique experience of the client; facilitating their potential to grow, orienting the work towards empowering the individual, respecting the client as an expert in their life and experience; appreciating their uniqueness and individuality and understanding the person within their social and cultural context.
Overall, the core of my practice encompasses a commitment to understand and engage with my clients in a way that affords them the deepest value and respect and which, in turn, enables them to maximise their wellbeing and fulfilment in life.
As a member of the British Psychological Society, I uphold the highest standards of professionalism, which are grounded in the BPS Code of Ethics and Conduct and aim to promote ethical behaviour based on the principles of respect, competence, responsibility and integrity. This code of conduct provides me with the parameters within which I am able to make sound professional judgements in my work.
I also follow the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, which sets out the expected ethical principles, values and good practice standards to be followed by BACP members in their work with clients.
My training as a Counselling Psychologist has enabled me to develop my identity as a scientist-practitioner in order to be able to apply the psychological knowledge gained from theory and research into my therapeutic work.
Furthermore, I have developed as a practitioner who is highly reflective and can gain a deeper and more complex understanding of myself in the context of others. This has been possible through using my own personal insight, life experiences and clinical supervision, which have enabled me to facilitate the formation of a strong therapeutic relationship in my work with clients.