Longcroft House, 2/8 Victoria Avenue
+44 7706 698169
I appreciate you taking the time to read my profile and I am sure that I can offer you the right level of support, either for yourself or someone you know who may need help in overcoming some emotional difficulties. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions you would like me to answer for you.
I am a qualified Psychotherapist with a private practice opposite Liverpool St. Station in central London and aim to offer you a professional and individual service, alongside you and according to your needs. This can be done either short or long-term, face to face, over the telephone or via Skype. Sometimes all you need, is to speak to someone who understands your difficulties and can guide you through this stage of your life. Whether you are trying to cope with emotional distress, relationship problems, painful life experiences, bereavement or work related stress, then please feel free to contact me to discuss this further.
Expectations of therapy:
Sessions are usually 50 minutes long and held once or twice weekly depending on what you think is appropriate for your needs at the time. Therapy focuses mainly on your present difficulties and we generally work towards a goal of your choice collaboratively but active-directively. This can be challenging but worth the effort if you really do want to bring about that change you are looking for. If you simply prefer a space to talk and just need to discuss your thoughts with me, then of course this too is facilitated. Our offices are easily accessible, secure and sessions are conducted in a private free space where you can feel comfortable.
Safe and confidential Skype sessions are conducted using hi-speed internet and a webcam for those who may be unable to attend sessions in person. You will need to have internet access, a webcam and Skype account in order to access this service. Please ask if you need any support regarding this.
Training, qualifications & experience
I currently work part-time self employed and as a high intensity CBT therapist for the NHS, for an IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service. I am also a member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (reg no. 150206). For most of my professional adult career I have worked in a social context, supporting roles in private hospitals, charities and NGO's working with the elderly (inc dementia), eating disorders, refugees and asylum seekers, drug and alcohol services as well as Primary Care mental health services (in the NHS). I have a constant commitment to providing support to those who might benefit from having a helping hand, an understanding ear and some chosen words to assist those I support, through difficult times.
I began specific skills training in a number of different approaches from 2010, including person-centred counselling and psychodynamic therapy. In 2014, I completed my Masters in Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT), having worked in a number of drug and alcohol services in London for almost 3 years. I am currently working towards BABCP accreditation and abide by the ethical policies of the British Psychological Society.
My therapy is suited to people from most walks of life, struggling with varying issues such as; anxiety, depression, unhealthy anger, guilt, shame and unhealthy jealousy and in some cases, alongside drug and/or alcohol dependency.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Assessment and subsequent treatment will be charged at:
Prices for Central London: -
Individual - £75 per session
Skype - £60 per session
I also have a small number of low cost sessions available. Please contact me for discussion.
£120 for payment via insurance (AXA, PruHealth, Cigna, BUPA Int, Standard Life, AVIVA).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Currently able to see clients weekday evenings and weekends
Types of client