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DProf (Psych), MA (Psych), MBACP (Accred), UKCP (Reg)

About me

There is often a message in our feelings of anxiety, depression and panic that it is important that we listen to. Times of struggle and crisis can often also present opportunities to grow. My aim as a therapist is to help clients challenge negative attitudes towards change, overcome personal fears and rediscover their inner strength. For many clients the therapeutic experience is a journey of self exploration which involves an attempt to take back control of their lives by overcoming self defeating behaviors that lead to low self esteem, feelings of powerlessness and a sense of being trapped in ways of living that seem more to do with the expectations of others than reflecting how they truly feel.

I am a fully qualified and experienced psychotherapist and see individuals and couples from my two London practices in Fulham and Harley Street.

I work to provide a safe, supportive, confidential and welcoming environment within which you can explore what has brought you to therapy, how the difficult events in your life have affected you uniquely, what meaning you attach to the problems you are facing and how you can be supported to make changes to overcome your current circumstances. I specialise in working with clients who are experiencing anxiety, social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, panic attacks, low self esteem, relationship and family issues, work stress, anger issues, health anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, bereavement, OCD, trauma and PTSD.

I am also an experienced couples therapist. This is the process of counselling the parties of a relationship together in an effort to help them recognize and better manage or reconcile troublesome differences and repeating patterns of distress. Talking  about issues with a trained therapist present can be extremely useful in helping the couple understand their problems in ways that are solvable. I work to encourage both parties to first notice and then overcome destructive patterns of relating that keep them stuck in conflict and crisis, resulting in one or both parties feeling unheard, unsupported and unloved.I am also experienced in helping clients with psychosexual issues both from an individual and couple's perspective.

I have a doctorate in psychotherapy and am an experienced group therapist and life/career coach and clinical supervisor. I have published numerous papers in the area of psychotherapy and as well as my private practice, I have worked as a psychotherapist in the NHS and as an adolescent counsellor  in a school environment. I also lecture in psychotherapy and am a qualified mediator. I am an accredited member of the BACP and UKCP as well as being listed on the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. (UKRCP).

I work from an integrative framework as a therapist and tailor my approach to the specific needs of each individual or couple. Seeking therapy is a physical, emotional and financial investment in our-selves. What we learn and how we develop through the changes that we make is a process that can continue long after the therapy has concluded.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss further and to arrange an initial consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

DProf in Psychotherapy
M.A. in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Post-Graduate Diploma in Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy
Certificate in Counselling Skills & Theory
Encounter based Couples Counselling
Certificate in Mediation
Anger Management
Working with Domestic Violence and Sexual abuse
Addiction recovery
Executive and Life Coaching

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Fees

£100.00 per session

Additional information

Individual Therapy:            £100 per session.
Couples Counselling:         £140 per session.
Family Therapy:                 £180 per session.
Relationship Mediation:    £200 per session.
Executive Coaching:          £200per session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Thursday 3pm -9pm

Further information

Days and times of sessions are flexible and designed to fit in with client's work and childcare patterns.

Stevenage Road, London, SW6 6DX

1-7 Harley Street, London, W1G 9QD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Supervision

In person
Phone

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