Member Status: Accredited Professional
Member No: NCS22-00579
I have had the opportunity of working with a large number of clients with a wide range of issues from anxiety, depression, substance misuse, relationship issues to acute trauma.
I have also provided clinical supervision to psychotherapists, frontline staff who work with traumatised victims and team managers who run therapeutic support services, for the NHS, Universities, charities and other great institutions.
Then about 8 years ago I set up Ealing Counselling Service and with all my experience I am able to help clients through difficult periods in their lives - with a wide range of treatments to help them find their authentic selves.
Becoming a counsellor wasn't my first job, I worked in Media and TV Production. I should have been happy by all accounts - but I wasn't! So, I made a life-changing choice and qualified as a counsellor. It was the best decision I have ever made!
Helping people to explore their feelings and piece together the many conflicting parts of themselves and seeing them begin to feel whole again is why I do this!
There is nothing more rewarding than making a difference in people’s lives and helping them recover.
Taking the first steps towards engaging in therapy can be a very personal journey and I believe with the right the therapy you can unlock your true potential and find a happier fulfilling life.
What you did today was amazing! You took a big step, and I am guessing if you are reading this then there is some sense that things around you need to change right?
Maybe you're unclear about what you need, or perhaps like a lot of people you just have a sense that things are not as you would like them to be.
Perhaps you just need someone to talk to, someone to share those thoughts, feelings and behaviours that can often get stuck and feel unchangeable. Or it could be that you know what you want from your life, but unsure how to change your beliefs that can be limiting.
Whichever is the case you have come to the right place! Counselling is a good place to start exploring all your feelings and thoughts with a counsellor, things can start to make more sense. You will start to have a clearer idea of who you are, and it will bring you closer to emotional wellness.
Many people feel nervous about seeing a counsellor. This feeling is understandable - but in addition to our physical needs like food, water, and shelter, every one of us has emotional needs too.
Often people seek counselling for a specific reason, such as bereavement, substance misuse, relationship issues, or important life decisions but it doesn’t have to be related to a major life event.
Many of us will have had difficult experiences at some stage of our lives that may have affected our self-esteem and our ability to make good choices for ourselves. This is where counselling can be beneficial for everyone.
There is a common belief that seeking the support of your friends and family is just as good as getting professional counselling. But while being able to share your problems with your friends and family can be helpful, it is very different from the relationship with a trained counsellor who has specialist skills and knowledge in supporting behavioural and emotional change.
When talking to a counsellor you don’t need to edit or worry about what you have to say, as you do with friends and loved ones. You can let your true feeling be expressed privately and confidentially.
Therapy can help you see your current situation in new light, depth, and clarity. It can change old and unhelpful perspectives and feelings about yourself and your life, and ultimately help you make positive changes.
If you do feel that counselling will help you then do not leave it too long before you act on it. Your mental well-being is just as important as your physical well-being.
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Bereavement / Loss
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Driving tests
- Eating disorders
- Emotional issues
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Immune system support
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Public speaking: stage fright
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Sexuality Identity
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Start exercising
- Stop smoking
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support