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MA, MBACP, UKRCP

About me

I am a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with a London practice in the heart of the City (EC1).  I also offer clinical supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists working with individuals who have eating disorders.  Alongside my private practice I have worked in different settings in the NHS  including a specialist eating disorders service in North London, a specialist psychotherapy service in City & Hackney and currently in primary care. My core training is in the psychodynamic approach but I have also trained in Mentalization Based Therapy and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy. I work with individuals from a wide diversity of backgrounds and areas of difficulty including:

Depression; anxiety; eating disorders including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, non-specific eating problems; body image difficulties; self harm; uncontained anger; low self-esteem; loss of direction in life; bereavement; relationship problems; identity issues; and trauma.

The House on Snow Hill where I have my private practice offers a peaceful and confidential space to explore and develop a deeper understanding of your difficulties and patterns of relating.  I do not offer solutions, but in our work together help you to find your own.  Nor do I promise quick fixes or overnight cures.  Counselling and psychotherapy is a gradual process which can help you gain a deeper understanding of your difficulties and how they have arisen, a greater sense of personal choice and efficacy and an enhanced capacity to relate to yourself and others.

Sessions last fifty minutes and take place at the same time and day of the week.    

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, BACP, and the UKRCP. I adhere to the BACPs code of ethics which stresses the importance of a safe and reliable setting, confidentiality and continual professional development. I also have an MA in Psychology from the University of St Andrews.

My clinical work in the NHS, a non-profit counselling service and private practice has brought me into contact with many different client groups. I have specialised experience and expertise in eating disorders and difficulties and disordered body image.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

£80 for an initial consultation
Thereafter from £80 to be decided at the initial consultation and depending on income and personal circumstances

When I work

During the Covid 19 pandemic I am offering sessions by phone, zoom or skype, and currently have some available space.

Further information

I am normally located in Central London in the heart of the City, within walking distance of St Paul's, Chancery Lane and Farringdon underground stations, and opposite City Thameslink.

However, during the Covid 19 Pandemic I am offering sessions by phone or video-call (zoom or skype).

The House On Snow Hill, 1 Snow Hill Court, London, EC1A 2EJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I offer clinical supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists working with individuals who have diagnosed eating disorders or a troublesome relationship with food and the body.

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