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BA (Hons), MA, MSc

About me

Hello. I offer individual counselling and psychotherapy, couples counselling, and supervision. Therapy can be short-term or long-term. Usually people work with me in an open-ended way, which means that we continue until you feel that you're ready to start winding down.

My way of working is integrative - I integrate several approaches. One of these is Jungian, which means that I see our work together as a part of your unfolding journey throughout life. My work is also person-centred: you are valued for who you are, and you decide what you want to focus on in our sessions.

Another approach that I use is psychodynamics, which is about the unconscious processes which inform the way we all behave. Our work might involve looking at patterns of behaviour in relationships, perhaps influenced by events early in your life.

I have experience in helping people with issues in many areas, including bereavement, family and relationships, depression, anger, affairs, anxiety, abuse, low self-esteem, eating disorders,
low self-confidence, child-related, stress, work related, family,sexuality, termination, abandonment, dependency, loss and change.

If you'd like to talk with me to see how we get on, I'd be happy to chat on the phone about what you're looking for. If you'd like to come and see me for an initial session, you can then decide whether you'd like to continue.

Please see my website for further details.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been a therapist for 32 years and am a Senior Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and am registered with  the British Psychoanalytic Council. I began as a volunteer counsellor for Relate, where I worked for 6 years. I have set up two counselling services, one at Newham VIth Form College, and another in Hackney working with the long-term unemployed. I have worked with a wide range of clients and issues, including people from many different countries and cultures.

2020-21  Chair of the British Jungian Analytic Association

2019  Won the Fordham Prize for my paper 'Race, Power and Intimacy'

2018-20  Taught as a Group Facilitator on the bpf course Psychotherapy Today

2018  Qualified as a Jungian Analyst with the British Jungian Analytic Association, at the British Psychotherapy Foundation.

2003 MSc in the Psychodynamics of Human Development, British Association for Psychotherapy, and Birkbeck College

2002 Accepted onto the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors

2002 Accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

1996 Relate Certificate in Couple Counselling, Theory & Practice

1987 MA in Painting, Chelsea School of Art

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Inter-cultural issues
Life crisis
relationship issues
family issues


£85.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individuals: £85
Couples: £120
Supervision: £50 for trainees, £85 for qualified therapists.  

When I work

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Further information

I am an artist, and have a studio in London.

I am a Senior Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and adhere to their code of ethics.

35 Campbell Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 6RR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Online platforms



In person

I enjoy helping supervisees to fulfil their full potential as therapists, exploring casework and its challenges in a creative and supportive way.

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