A psychotherapist for almost three decades, I work online with issues around relationships, loss and bereavement, and problems stemming from an unexpected DNA test result.
Is your connection with someone you care about, for example your partner, not working as well as you’d like? Or do you struggle to maintain fulfilling relationships? Perhaps you’re having difficulties with a friend, family member or work colleague and can’t work out how to improve communication.
Or it could be you’re grieving a loss, which can take many forms – for example, of a loved one, a job, a cherished dream, your health – and want to feel better and move forward.
I’m a down-to-earth therapist who strives to truly listen to you and support you without judgement, working alongside you to promote insight, change and personal growth. I offer a space where you can speak in confidence about your deepest fears, feelings, concerns and challenges.
Since starting out as a therapist in 1994, I've helped hundreds of clients and have experience of a variety of counselling methods, so therapy is tailored to your unique needs. Talking about what’s happening now leads quite naturally to us looking at previous events and old patterns, throwing light on current problems. I sometimes use elements of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), which is based on the idea that our thoughts, ideas and beliefs influence how we feel.
Contact me to see if I can help you
If what I’m offering strikes a chord with you, call or email me now to arrange a free, no-obligation discussion of up to 20 minutes via phone or Zoom to talk about why you’re considering counselling and to get an idea whether I might be the right therapist for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Psychotherapy & Counselling (1999)
- Certificate in Psychotherapy & Counselling (1994)
- Post-Qualifying Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Skills (2009)
- BSc (Hons) in Psychology (1985)
- Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP)
- Enhanced DBS Certificate (2020)
- Course on Supporting & Counselling People Bereaved During The Covid-19 Pandemic, with bereavement expert Dr John Wilson (2020)
- 80-hour professional Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling (2020)
I began my counselling career in 1994 when I trained as a Bereavement Counsellor with Wandsworth Bereavement Service. Since then I have held posts as an NHS psychotherapist, a CBT therapist at Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF), and a university counsellor at Goldsmith’s University of London and St George’s Medical School. I now work exclusively in private practice.
I am also a writer and journalist who has worked on over 25 national publications. I was advice columnist for best-selling teenage girls' magazine Bliss for 12 years, and I am author of Three Good Things Gratitude Journal: Lift Your Mood In Just 10 Minutes A Day, available from amazon.co.uk
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Grief, bereavement & loss: my original training was as a bereavement counsellor. Your grief could be due to a death, because a relationship has ended, or linked to some other loss. I have also had specialist training to work with those bereaved due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Online dating: exploring your mindset, profile and more.
- Pet loss
- Blocks around creativity.
- Mothers who have lost their own mums.
- Exploring ethnicity.
- Cultural, racial and personal identity.
Fee: £65 per 60-minute session.
I offer a small number of concessionary places - please contact me for details.