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I am a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist working in private practice in Southgate, North London, within easy access of Southgate Tube and local bus routes.
I have been practicing for 13 years and I work with both men and women, old and young on a wide variety issues including gender and sexuality in a respectful way. I aim to provide a safe space to engage and explore what may be troubling you. I offer both short and long term work. I use our initial session to explore your goals and needs and will suggest the number of sessions you may need which can be reviewed at any time during the process.
In Counselling I focus more on your life in the present and perhaps a specific issue that is causing distress such as bereavement or relationship breakdown. In Psychotherapy I look more at the whole person, connecting their past and present life experiences. I think in terms of a Developmental model looking at the impact of early relationships on where we find ourselves in the present. It is sometimes useful to explore how the past and present influence each other and how we have come to view the world around us and act in it. Whether you have Counselling or Psychotherapy and short or long term, I place importance on the establishment of a good working therapeutic relationship and I use this relationship in a dynamic and mutual way to inform the process. Doing this can help to put experiences and emotions into words and increase understanding affording the possibility of new ways of being and experiencing the world around us.
In the current climate of COVID19 I am offering face to face, telephone or online sessions via Zoom and plan to offer that flexibility going forward.
I abide by the BPS code of ethics which can be found at www.bps.org.uk and the UKCP code of ethics which can be found at www.psychotherapy.org.uk
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Training, qualifications & experience
Qualified UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapist (Metanoia Institute)
Practitioner Skills Certificate in Eating Disorders (National Centre for Eating Disorders)
Master Practitioner Skills Certificate In Eating Disorders (National Centre for Eating Disorders)
Psychological Assessment Qualification (Metanoia Institute)
Currently Finishing my BPS Accredited Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
I have worked with clients in a variety of settings including The Fashion Retail Academy, The Cambridge University Counselling Service, the Lawrence Way Community Counselling Service, The Brit School, The Metanoia Counselling Service and London Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have experience of working with different client groups, ages and problems including:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Work related issues
Physical, emotional, sexual abuse
Post Traumatic Stress
I hold Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I am flexible and have availability both during the day and in the evening Monday to Friday. Feel free to contact me via telephone or email to arrange a session.