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MA, MBACP (Accred)

About me

Are you looking for a warm and approachable therapist who is fully qualified and very experienced in working with people with anxiety, relationship issues, depression, family issues, issues around racism, culture and identity, low self confidence, anger management issues, work related stress, career issues, sexuality, and LGBT issues?

I decided to train to become a therapist after my own experience of seeing a humanistic psychotherapist helped me to work on the ways in which I was living weren't working for me.

I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist since 2004. Before I set up my therapy practice I worked as a college lecturer, school teacher, university lecturer, social policy researcher and  environmentalist. I have over 25 years' experience of working in London with young people, adults and children from a diverse range of cultural and social backgrounds.

As a humanistic psychotherapist I offer a non-judgemental, understanding experience to help you find within yourself what you need to manage what you find difficult in the present. I start with where you are in the process of coming to terms with an issue or experience. I won't try to fit you into a pre-existing model of growth or change.

My therapy sessions mainly involve talking: they may also involve drawing, visualisation, somatic work and other exercises. I also work with dreams.

I am a mother and am passionate about exploring with parents and carers how to respond to the many challenges of parenting.

I am a trained couples therapist. I am passionate about supporting couples to have more satisfying and positive relationships. I draw on my own experience of having been in a relationship for 25 years.

At our first meeting you will have an opportunity to talk about what has brought you to seek counselling and psychotherapy. We will look at what you want for yourself from our work together and you will be able to experience how I work.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained as a psychotherapist at the Spectrum Centre for Humanistic Psychology in North London.

I have also completed these additional training courses at Spectrum:

Couples therapy
Reparenting
Anger in the Therapy Room
Childhood Sexual Abuse: Occurrence and Prevention
Gestalt Theory and Practice
Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills
Spectrum sexuality programme

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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).

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Culture, identity and belonging - dual-heritage, impact of racism

LGBT issues

Parenting

Creativity

Photos & videos

Fees

Additional information

My full fee is £70 for individuals and £75 for couples.

If you are unable to pay my full fee I may be able to offer you a lower
cost space.

Sessions last 55 minutes. 

When I work

I work at Spectrum Highgate Tuesday 1-9pm and Thursday 9-1pm.

I work in East Dulwich Monday 1-9pm and Friday 8-4pm.

Further information

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

I am a member of the Black, Asian and African Therapists' Network (BAATN)

London, Southwark, SE22

Spectrum Highgate Studio, 12 Broadbent Close, Highgate, London, N6 5JW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

N4: no wheelchair access. 1 step at entrance to building. 6 steps with handrail to get to therapy room. Toilet on same level. SE22 1 step to therapy room. 10 steps to toilet.

Additional languages

Swedish

Social