At times it may seem like nothing you say or do can help you to feel better about yourself. You may have never shared what happened to you with anyone before, because you thought no one would believe you or because of cultural issues. Perhaps you have tried to put it to the back of your mind and just got on with your life.
You notice, however, that your past traumatic experience can impact on your relationships, particularly intimate relationships, and you find it difficult to trust anyone.
Counselling can help to break the silence, release emotions and find healing in a safe and supportive environment.
Why I can Help
I have over 20 years of experience helping individuals cope with the trauma of sexual violence
.I know from experience that it is possible to help rape victims and victims of sexual assault to move on, trust again and enjoy satisfying and fulfilling relationships. I worked as an associate trainer with Victim Support London for many years and trained staff and volunteers to support rape victims and victims of sexual assault. I currently manage a counselling service for survivors of sexual violence.
Person centred counselling
My method of counselling is primarily “person-centred”. This approach, developed by psychologist Carl Rogers, focuses on the idea that every individual has the internal resources they need for growth.
This approach is particularly helpful for those who wish to explore themselves and their feelings and who value personal responsibility, rather than those who would like extensive advice or wish to gain a diagnosis of what they are experiencing. I do not work from a script or have a set of questions to ask, you choose what you wish to talk about and I work with whatever you bring to the conversation and at your own pace.
If you would like further information, I offer an initial telephone consultation completely free of charge to help you and I decide if I am the right counsellor for you. This is also your opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
If you decide to have counselling you can book an initial session. At this appointment you will have an opportunity to decide whether or not you feel comfortable talking to me, whether we can both work together, and if counselling is right for you at this time. You will be under no obligation to pursue counselling. Deciding who to work with is extremely important, so you may want to meet a few prospective counsellors before making a decision.
FEES: £60.00 Per 50 minute session
For further information, feel free to contact me using the contact me button or, go to my counselling FAQ's page.
I have over 20 years of experience helping individuals cope with the trauma of sexual violence.
I worked as an associate trainer with Victim Support London for many years and trained staff and volunteers to support rape victims and victims of sexual assault. I currently manage a counselling service for survivors of sexual violence.