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About me

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If you're struggling, do contact me to check my availability.  

About Me

In 1993, I began a five-year training programme at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in Little Venice, West London. I graduated in 1998 with a Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling & Psychotherapy and went on to obtain an MA in Transpersonal Counselling & Psychotherapy (Distinction) in 2000. I then obtained Diplomas in Supervision and Advanced Psychotherapy and sometime later, trained Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprogramming (EMDR).

​I have a busy private practice in London and in Lidlington, Bedfordshire.​

Qualifications and experience and accreditation

I am a staff member at CCPE ~ a large psychotherapy training centre and clinic in Little Venice, Central London ( and I run regular weekend workshops on a variety of topics.

My qualifications are listed in the 'About me" section. I am accredited as a psychotherapist and supervisor by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and I abide by their codes and ethics.

CPD courses and courses for the public

Women and weight
Addictions - friend or foe?
Psychology and the chakras
Balancing the chakras
Integrating CBT (with a touch of the transpersonal)
Integrating gestalt therapy
Creativity in the consulting room
Good Grief (working with dying, death and bereavement)
For more information, dates, costs and locations on these and other workshops, click on the link to the leaflet and/or email me ~


To contact me email or call me on 07762 738238.

Training, qualifications & experience

Masters Degree in Transpersonal Counselling & Psychotherapy (Distinction), 1999

EMDR Parts 1,2 and 3 2009-2010

Diploma in Advanced Psychotherapy, 2003

Diploma in Supervision, 2000

Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling & Psychotherapy, 1998

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


From £75.00 to £125.00
Free initial online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

Potential clients should enquire about fee structure as this is influenced by geographical area.  Clients who wish to see me and have their fees paid via a health insurance policy may need to top up the fees.

When I work

Daytime and evening

Further information


I run regular CPD courses and courses for the public ~

Women and Weight - what's your unwanted weight trying to tell you?
Addictions - Friend or Foe?
Psychology and the Chakras
Balancing the Chakras                                                                                                  Gestalt and the Dreaming Body 
Integrating CBT (with a touch of the transpersonal)
Integrating Gestalt and TA 
A Matter of Life and Death 

For more information, dates, costs and locations on these and other workshops, visit or email me -

Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43

9 Orme Court, Bayswater, London, W2 4RL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults


In person

I graduated as a clinical supervisor at CCPE in 2000.

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