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MBACP(Accred) BA(hons) Dip Soc Wk CQSW

About me

A warm and thoughtful registered counsellor and psychotherapist, I specialise in couples counselling, relationship issues, anxiety, depression and anger management. I welcome LGBT clients. I offer daytime appointments. I practise in Clapton, Hackney, London E5.

I offer you the opportunity to deal with crises and difficulties in your life, and to develop and deepen your understanding and awareness of yourself - who you are, where you have come from and where you are going. Through gentle conversation and reflection, you will be supported to find ways forward that work for you.

Prior to training as a counsellor and psychotherapist, I worked for many years in book publishing in a variety of roles, including Sales Director and later Joint Managing Director of The Women's Press. I previously worked as a social worker, a family caseworker and community worker, and in a therapeutic community for people with alcohol issues.

I am trained in a wide range of therapeutic models and I tailor my approach to the individual person. I will listen to you attentively and thoughtfully, respond with genuine interest and concern, and preserve the integrity and confidentiality of the therapeutic relationship.

I offer couples counselling, individual counselling, short term counselling and longer term psychotherapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

Prior to establishing my private psychotherapy and counselling practice, I worked as a counsellor at City & Hackney MIND.

I previously trained and worked as a social worker, a family caseworker and community worker, and worked in a therapeutic community for people with alcohol issues.

Accreditation and Registration with the British Association for Counsellors and
Psychotherapists (BACP)

Post Graduate Course in Psychotherapy

Post Graduate in Psychotherapy continuation programme

One-Year Course in Psychotherapy

Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Advanced Counselling Skills

Oxford Cambridge and RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills

Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills (PAIRS)

Childhood Sexual Abuse: Occurrence and Prevention

Anger Management

Reparenting Intensive

Introduction to Running Therapeutic Groups - Pink Therapy

Post-Graduate Diploma in Social Work, Glasgow University

BA (hons) Philosophy, Bedford College, University of London

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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

Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual and Transgender


Additional information

£75 per 50-minute individual session.
£85 per 60-minute couple session.

When I work

Daytime spaces available.

Further information

I am a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a registered member of the UKRCP. I abide by the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Clapton, Hackney, London, E5

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults