It's my belief that we all struggle with the complexities of life at times. Counselling provides a space where we can explore what is happening for us, free from judgement and with confidentiality. This can help us to really look at our experience of life and move toward more rewarding ways of being.
I offer an initial session for you to come and meet me to find out if I am the counsellor for you, at a charge of £30. We would use this time to explore what you want to work on and for me to describe some of the ways that we could work.
I offer short and long term work and would expect that we negotiate this together. My practice is a short walk from the Bakerloo and Overground lines in Queens Park.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a psychodynamic counsellor who is an accredited member of the BACP, I work within their ethical framework. I have been practising since 2004. Until recently I worked in the voluntary sector where part of my role included the management of a thriving counselling service. I have also worked at Childline, Wembley Centre for Health and Care and at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
40.00 - 60.00 on a sliding scale. I do offer a low cost slot to students and those on a low income.