Whilst you may be able to confide in relatives and friends, they may have their own preoccupations, they may be too close to you personally or involved with your situation to advise you objectively. You may also feel that there are certain things that you cannot divulge to them. As a trained counsellor, I can help you express your thoughts and feelings without passing judgment. And everything you do say will be treated in the strictest confidence.
I became a counsellor because I believe I have an innate ability to relate positively to people and because I wanted to use this gift and my skills to improve the lives of those who are experiencing unhappiness brought on by the types of issues described in this website.
Counselling is not to be feared. It is a journey of self-exploration that will enable you to come to terms with the events or problems that are troubling you. I hope you will allow me to accompany you on that journey.
I operate from two practices. One is situated in Woodford Green, Essex , a 5 minute walk from Woodford central line tube station. Woodford Green is within easy reach of the M25 and M11 and the neighbouring areas of Ilford, Wanstead, Walthamstow, Chigwell, Loughton and Epping. I also practice in partnership with others in the City of London at 2nd Floor, 35 New Broad Street, London EC2M 1NH). The City practice website is www.counsellingcityec.co.uk.
I qualified as a counsellor following a career in business and retail management. Since qualifying I have undertaken a wide range of counselling work, including the establishment of a counselling service for adolescents at two local schools. I continue to counsel privately young adolescents who face the diverse issues of our times and which they find difficult to share with parents or guardians.
I am multi-lingual and am able to conduct counselling sessions in French, Spanish and Turkish for clients who would feel more comfortable in those languages.
Additionally this website will explain:
The types of problems with which I deal with, and how counselling could enable you to cope and restore a sense of well being.
My formal qualifications, the counselling methods I use and the ethical standards under which I operate. This will enable you decide whether you are likely to feel comfortable with my approach.
The practicalities of making an appointment and setting up your counselling sessions.