I am a BACP Senior Accredited and Registered psychodynamic counsellor/psychotherapist. I offer sessions to individual adults on a weekly basis and work both short and long term. My private practice has been running since 2003 and I offer a safe, consistent space to explore what can often be difficult feelings.
Counselling is a space to talk about whatever is causing you distress or upset; the counsellor is not there to give advice or tell you what to do, but to help you to understand and unravel what is going on. This may be linked to past experiences and patterns of behaviour and with the help of the counsellor, the idea is we can get a better understanding of the problems. I work with many issues and offer a consultation session firstly to explore whether I am the right person to work with you, as the therapeutic relationship is an important part of the work.
I have over 20 years clinical experience, with adults, adolescents and children, in a variety of settings, including the NHS, voluntary sector, schools and university. I have also set up and managed counselling services. I currently manage a voluntary sector counselling service.
I also offer supervision, particularly to school counsellors.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Psychodynamic Counselling with Children and Adolescents (Birkbeck College, London 2005)
Working with Women (University of N London/Women's Therapy Centre 1998) and
Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (Croydon College 1997)
Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory (AEB/CSCT 1996)
Certificate in supervision (2011)
Certificate in Online Counselling (2016)
Diploma in Integrative Supervision of Groups and Individuals (2018)
Certificate in Psychopathology (2018)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with most issues including relationships (on an individual, not couples, basis), loss, attachment, identity, depression etc. However, many people are not sure what is troubling them and I work with whatever they bring to sessions; together we try and come to understand what might be going on.
Assessment fee: £40
Ongoing Fees: £55 upwards dependant on income(sessions are 50 minutes long). Daytime spaces can be less if appropriate.
Monday afternoon/evening; Wednesday afternoon/evening.Check website for up-to-date availability
My practice is situated 5 minutes from the centre of Crystal Palace and the rail station.
Please check my website for availability..
You are welcome to either ring or email in the first instance - email tends to get a quicker response - but it is useful to speak in any event before meeting for the first time. I will only offer an assessment session if I have spaces and we both feel you are in the right place. The assessment session is an important time to spend exploring what your needs are and whether I am the right person to be working with.