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This professional is available for new clients.
Counselling can help you to understand yourself and your relationships with those around you better. It can assist you to make informed choices or decisions, come to terms with your situation or find better ways of coping.
I can offer you a confidential and supportive space to share your thoughts and feelings and explore the areas of your life you would like to change. I aim to help you to find your own answers to difficulties and make choices about your life. To help you explore your thoughts and feelings, I will listen, respond and sometimes challenge you. This process may take a few weeks, or may involve longer term therapy. I can work with you on your own or with a partner.
I believe that human beings become who they are through their changing relationships with other people, as well as a range of social, cultural and environmental influences. For this reason, in sessions we may focus on your current experiences and relationships and, if relevant, explore how these may relate to your previous experiences and relationships. At times we might explore the experiences that may emerge within the therapeutic relationship too.
My approach is integrative, which means I use a variety of therapy models to find a way of working which suits your needs. For example, if you would like to work in a creative way beyond simply talking I can facilitate this and you can bring drawings, dreams, poetry and music to sessions if this is helpful to you.
Currently I work in person and online.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist and have been practising as an integrative counsellor since 2007. I am also a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Psychotherapist and qualified supervisor of other counsellors. I am also an Integrative Psychosexual Therapist, working with individuals and couples or other relationships on their sexual and relationship issues.
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling from London Metropolitan University, a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT at Royal Holloway University, a Diploma in Integrative Supervision from CPPD and a Diploma in Integrative Psychosexual Therapy from the Centre for Psychosexual Health . I have also undergone Level 1 training in the Gottman Method, a research based approach to working with relationships. I take part in continuing professional development to develop my skills around a range of issues e.g. embodied working, substance misuse, anger, relationships, working with gender and sexual minorities, trauma.
Apart from my private practice, I work as a supervisor and I am an honorary clinical teaching fellow at University College London (UCL). I previously worked as a senior therapist supervising other therapists in an NHS psychological therapies team for a number of years. I have also worked for counselling organisations in the voluntary sector supporting young people, people with alcohol problems, victims of crime and older people.
As a member of the BACP, the professional and regulatory body for counsellors, I work within their ethical framework and guidelines for good practice (please go to bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework for further details). I also adhere to the BABCP and COSRT standards of conduct, performance and ethics.
I am registered with BUPA, Aviva and also work with Cigna private health insurance patients.
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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).
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£80.00 - £95.00
Concessions offered for
From £80 to £95 per 50 minute session. A small number of concessionary places of £60-75 are also available in the daytime but there is usually a waiting list for these places.
For relationship therapy my fee is £135 - £175 for a 75 minute session.
When I work
My main private practice days/evenings are Monday evening to Thursday afternoon, online or in person.
I use Zoom, a video platform to have online sessions with clients and supervisees.
For face to face sessions my counselling practice is based in Ranelagh Road, London N17 6XZ.
To get there:
Tube: Victoria line services to Seven Sisters is a 12-15 minute walk or 5 minute bus ride.
Bus: Buses 230 and 341 are a 2 minute walk or buses 76, 149, 259, 279, 318, 349 and 476 are a 5 minute walk.
Train: From Liverpool Street or Enfield to Seven Sisters station, which is a 15 minute walk or 5 minute bus ride or Bruce Grove, which is a 5 minute walk.
Please call or email me if you would like to find out more.