Available to listen and to help, at short notice if necessary, when life becomes overwhelming.
Most of us have challenges thrown at us at some point in our lives, and that is often the moment we choose to look more closely at how we could make our lives better in some way.
I believe that happiness doesn't always come naturally to people - but that there are many ways in which many of us can learn to have more satisfying lives.
Whatever your circumstances, your life can usually be improved, by looking at the things that don't work for you, and attempting to change them - in a one-to-one setting.
I am a humanistic psychotherapist, and draw on a variety of different therapeutic approaches, and I'm equally happy to work on short-term issues or enter into long term therapy with a client.
I have several grown-up children, so I understand the pressures of bringing up children, and I am also divorced so have experienced life as a one-parent family.
I worked for many years as a funeral celebrant, and am happy to work with newly bereaved people or people who are close to death.
I have experience of working with groups and individuals from hugely diverse backgrounds.
During the current Covid-19 Emergency, I am available to give low-cost or no-cost sessions to new clients needing support.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member of the BACP
Trained at Spectrum, whose training is part of the UKCP.
British Humanist Association Funeral Celebrant training.
Voluntary placements -
National Association of the Childless - for issues around infertility
The National Childbirth Trust
Home Start - working with families with children under 5 experiencing difficulties.
Bereft Bereavement Service - working with the recently bereaved
Robert Holden's 'The Happiness Project' - how to integrate more happiness into your life.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Preparation for death.
Dealing with dementia
My fees are: Monday - Friday 8am-7pm: £55 for a one hour session
Saturday: 9am-12pm: £55 for a one hour session
Concessions are available - please contact me to discuss.
Concessions offered for
Currently available to see clients on Zoom or Skype.
Future sessions will take place at my practice in Grove Park, Chiswick.