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Counsellor/Psychotherapist MBACP (ACCRED)

About me

Talking therapy can help us to see re-occuring patterns in our lives and gives us the perspective and opportunity to implement change.  If you are struggling to understand something or finding it diifficult to manage your life then deciding to see a qualified professional who has an impartial and fresh viewpoint can be an empowering decision.  I am a highly experienced counsellor/psychotherapist who has worked in various settings during my career, including a busy GP practice and a residential crisis centre.

I have worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist in North London for the past 10 years.  I offer short term (6 -12 sessions) and long term counselling to individuals and couples.  For short term work I mainly focus on the 'here and now' and together we identify the main themes that need to be looked at.  Long term work involves looking at both the past and the present and exploring things on a deeper level.

I am also a BPC (British Psychoanalytic Council) Accredited DIT (Dynamic interpersonal therapy) Practitioner. DIT is a 16 session model to address Anxiety/Depression as recommended in the NHS Nice Guidelines


The psychodynamic approach involves taking responsibility for yourself and finding new 'tools' to move forward in an appropriate way for a better more fulfilling life.

I work in North London, in a confidential containing environment. This is a space where you can reflect on your issues without criticism or rebuke.

I am a member of the British Association Of Counselling Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to their code of ethics. The best way to arrange an appointment is to call me on my mobile or landline.  If you like you can text me and suggest a suitable time for me to call you back and we can have a brief discussion about your situation.  If I am unable to answer your call, please leave a message and I will call you back promptly and discreetly.  You may also email me or text me and I will answer your query as quickly as possible.

I am a registered practitioner with Bupa, Aviva, AXA PPP, Pruhealth and Cigna for private health insurance.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in psychodynamic counselling accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Addictions Counsellor

BPC Accredited DIT practitioner (Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy)

Experienced residential crisis officer in a short term crisis intervention unit since 2005.

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) for various Companies and organisations.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

From £60.00 to £80.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP
  • BUPA

Additional information

Fees are between £60 and £80 pounds, for couples between £80 and £100. 
For on line sessions and telephone consultations I charge £60.

When I work

Monday 8am - 9pm, Tuesday 7am - 9pm, Wednesday 7am - 9pm, Thursday 7am - 9pm, Friday 7am - 8pm

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Access on the ground floor.

Online platforms

Zoom