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SERVICES

I am a UK, BACP-registered, person-centered counsellor providing one-to-one counselling services. I am certified in the UK for online work, as well as for in-person counselling.

Counselling sessions are usually held on a regular, weekly basis (sometimes every other week). As there is no fixed term or limit, you can have as many, or as few, sessions as you want. Some clients find that a few sessions are sufficient. Others choose longer-term therapy, or may come back from time to time, as needs arise.

 

I offer a range of fees, with reduced costs for online sessions (which do not require room rental or travel expenses), and a concessionary rate to make the service as accessible as possible.

Please see below for details of my practice, locations, fees and policies. Or just get in touch, or book a session.

MY PRACTICE

My practice is informed by my personal experience (in life and in business), as well as my professional training (as a Person-Centered counsellor).
 

I offer a non-judgmental, empathetic and authentic counselling relationship.

I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework, which puts client safety and confidentiality at the fore, and have worked with a range of presenting issues, including:

  • Abuse & trauma

  • Anxiety & social anxiety

  • Boarding school syndrome

  • Depression, low mood & feeling sad

  • Grief, bereavement & loss

  • Low self-esteem and confidence

  • Mid-life challenges
  • Personal development
  • Relationship challenges
  • Stress

  • Substance dependency, and recovery

  • Work-related issues

I believe that in order to best serve my clients, I need to take care of myself, so that I can be fully present and engaged, and allow every client sufficient time, space and attention. As a result, I aim for a maximum of six sessions a day. I also allow time for regular breaks, avoiding multiple back-to-back sessions.

 

As part of my self-care (and hobby) regime, I practice regular meditation, yoga and tai chi, enjoy morning walks with my dog (often stopping to take nature pictures - see my Instagram), and run (for fun!).

I seek balance in my client work, and recognise that services are not equally accessible to all. With that in mind, I offer concessionary rates (see the fees section below). I have also worked with a low-cost counselling agency, as a Personal & Professional Development (PPD) group facilitator for trainee counsellors, and as a tutor on counselling skills course.

 

I benefit from professional supervision every month (an ethical requirement), in addition to regular peer-group support from my closest counselling colleagues. And I am, of course, a big fan of counselling. I keep up to date with developments in counselling theory and practice with on-going professional development (currently in training as a counselling supervisor), and often share things I find interesting on my X / Twitter feed.

 

I am passionate about counselling, mental health, and well-being generally.
 

Whatever it is that brings you here, please feel free to get in touch with any questions, for an initial chat,
or to book a session. ​

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LOCATIONS

Depending on your preference, I can work online
(on Zoom), or in person (in central and south London).

 

I currently see clients at the following locations:

Central London

  • Soho / West End (Until Soho / W1 / WC2)

    • Thursdays: 8am-8pm
       

  • The City (Borough House / London Bridge / SE1)

    • Mondays: 1pm-8pm

South London

Online

  • Online, via Zoom

    • Monday - Friday: 8am-7pm
      (Until 8pm Mondays & Thursdays)

You can book a session online here.

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FEES

Fees are usually charged on a session-by-session basis (or monthly / other, by request), with each session being 50 minutes. Fee levels are updated annually, in January, and are currently (for 2024):

  • Online (Zoom):

    • 0. Initial Chat, 30 mins. (8am-6pm): No fee (if online)

    • 1. Evening (7pm, Monday & Thursday): £105

    • 2. Evening Concession: (7pm, Monday & Thursday): £95

    • 3. Standard (8am-6pm): £85 

    • 4. Concession* (8am-6pm): £60  

    • 5. Trainee Counsellor** (10am-4pm or ad hoc): £45

    • 6. Supervision for Counsellors: £90 (1.5 hrs. - email for placement rate)
       

  • In-Person (Soho / Borough / Brixton / Herne Hill / West Norwood)​:

    • 0. Initial Chat, 30 mins. (8am-6pm): £55 (Note: no fee if online)

    • 1. Evening (7pm): £130 (Mondays, Borough; Thursdays, Soho)

    • 2. Evening Concession: (7pm) £110 (Mondays, Borough; Thursdays, Soho)

    • 3. Standard (8am-6pm): £105 

    • 4. Concession* (8am-6pm): £85 

    • 5. Trainee Counsellor** (10am-4pm or ad hoc): £55

    • 6. Supervision for Counsellors: £120 (1.5 hrs. - email for placement rate)
       

*Concessionary rates are offered for anyone who might otherwise not be able to access the servicesIf you are in need, or unsure, please book the concessionary rate (no questions asked), or get in touch to discuss. (See the links below for more details on low / no-cost services).

** The Trainee Counsellor concession rate is available to counselling trainees requiring long-term (12 months+), weekly counselling sessions. Regular sessions outside the 10am-4pm window may be available on request, and sessions may be booked ad hoc, as available (8am-6pm).


Bookings can be made online, using the booking page.

Counselling services can be hard to access. There may be long waiting lists for NHS services, and privately-offered services may be unaffordable. It may be possible for some to claim costs back through private medical insurance policies. There are also free and low-cost options though the voluntary and charity sectors. Nationally this includes e.g. The Samarians, Mind, Childline, and Cruse Bereavement SupportThere are also a range of support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step recovery programmes. A list of charities providing mental health support services can be found on the BACP website.

A range of low-cost and no-cost options is outlined on a Happiful article that is linked to here: 
I can’t afford therapy – What do I do now?

For more information about fees and costs, there is an informative
article from Counselling Directory.

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POLICIES

​I seek to be transparent and ethical in my practice, and to ensure client safety and confidentiality.

I provide my services through Sentia Well-being Ltd., which is a UK company that is owned and operated by me. Key policies are noted here:
 

  • Contracting: Sentia Well-Being's standard counselling contract.
     

  • Ethical Practice: Sentia Well-Being abides by the BACP Ethical Framework.
     

  • Data Protection: Sentia Well-Being's Privacy Policy
     

  • Social Media: I am on a number of public social media platforms, and welcome followers. However I do not intentionally follow, follow back, look up, or communicate with clients through social media or online networking platforms. Communication is reserved for sessions or, out of sessions, usually via agreed messaging services. This is in order to protect client confidentiality and wellbeing, and to keep the counselling relationship within the contracted framework.

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