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About me

You may wish to consider psychotherapy for all sorts of reasons. A significant life event such as a bereavement, relationship breakdown, redundancy or panic attack can feel overwhelming. There can also be a sense of unhappiness, malaise or a feeling that life could be better or different. You can often present with a single issue or symptom, or a range of issues.

I will provide you with a safe, comfortable and confidential space to reflect, process and resolve these issues and difficulties.

Counselling and psychotherapy are both “talking therapies” which help us make sense of our lives and survive the crisis, difficulty or turning point. My approach is integrative which means I have been trained in, and can employ, several theoretical approaches.

I draw from cognitive behavioural therapy, humanistic/person centred, psychodynamic, brief solution focused therapy and existential approaches to adapt the theory to each individual client. My philosophy is that each person is unique and therefore no one approach suits all. I might use cognitive behavioural therapy for clients with phobias or panic attacks, whereas the person who is depressed or anxious will need a more supportive and philosophical approach.

My aim is to clarify those aspects of your life that cause distress, confusion or anger and that can lead to you feeling stuck, blocked, unfulfilled and desperate. It is through exploration and clarification that we can explore options and choices and understand and come to terms with our issues.

The sessions are 50 minutes in length, although occasionally if requested I will see clients for longer sessions.

My counselling is absolutely confidential, and my approach is non-judgmental and supportive regardless of clients' race, religion, sexual orientation, nationality or presenting behaviour. I have extensive experience with clients who are presenting with self-harming behaviour such as drug or alcohol misuse, compulsive sexual behaviour, self-harm, suicidal ideation and eating disorders.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fellow of the Brasenose College Oxford Symposium and an associate lecturer in at the University of East London, devising and lecturing on the MA in Counselling.

I completed my Research Doctorate in Psychotherapy at Middlesex University (Metanoia Institute) in 2012 receiving the Jennifer Elton Wilson prize.

My professionally accredited five-year training was undertaken at Regents College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in London where I gained an MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling and a post-qualifying Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy.

Following accreditation, I undertook further training and was awarded two diplomas in Case Work Supervision and Individual and Group Supervision.

I also hold a BA, (Honours) in English Literature.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

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).

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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

My areas of expertise are:

Depression
Couple counselling
Bereavement and loss
Self-harm
Panic attacks and anxiety
Trauma recovery
Stress management
Divorce and separation
Sexuality issues and sexual identity
Life crisis
AIDS and HIV issues
Eating disorders (anorexia and bulimia nervosa)
Infertility
Low self-esteem and lack of confidence
Alcohol dependency
Anger and emotional difficulties
Child mental health
Bullying at school or in the workplace
Substance misuse
Sexual dysfunction
Surviving/recovery from sexual abuse or emotional abuse
Life threatening illness
Anger management
Work issues
Coaching
Mid-life crisis
Family dynamics
Compulsions and obsessions

Fees

Additional information

Individuals £90
Couples £100
Supervision fee is £80

When I work

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Further information

You may wish to consider psychotherapy for all sorts of reasons. A significant life event such as a bereavement, relationship breakdown, redundancy or panic attack can feel overwhelming. There can also be a sense of unhappiness, malaise or a feeling that life could be better or different. You can often present with a single issue or symptom, or a range of issues.

I will provide you with a safe, comfortable and confidential space to reflect, process and resolve these issues and difficulties.

Counselling and psychotherapy are both “talking therapies” which help us make sense of our lives and survive the crisis, difficulty or turning point. My approach is integrative which means I have been trained in, and can employ, several theoretical approaches.

I draw from cognitive behavioural therapy, humanistic/person centred, psychodynamic, brief solution focused therapy and existential approaches to adapt the theory to each individual client. My philosophy is that each person is unique and therefore no one approach suits all. I might use cognitive behavioural therapy for clients with phobias or panic attacks, whereas the person who is depressed or anxious will need a more supportive and philosophical approach.

My aim is to clarify those aspects of your life that cause distress, confusion or anger and that can lead to you feeling stuck, blocked, unfulfilled and desperate. It is through exploration and clarification that we can explore options and choices and understand and come to terms with our issues.

SEN Wellness Clinic 66 Wimpole Street, Flat 1 (Basement), London, Greater London, W1G 8AW

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme