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Psychotherapist / CBT Therapist. PG Dip, Adv Dip, AMBACP

About me

I have extensive experience in working with people struggling with anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), panic attacks and other anxiety symptoms.

I not only offer psychological knowledge and support, but also physiological. If your experiencing any of the above, you will know that anxiety is as uncomfortable physically as mentally.

Once you have made the choice to seek counselling sourcing a therapist can present its own challenging issues; ‘Where do you start? Below is a blog I wrote for Psychologies Magazine lifelabs, to assist you to do just that.

Why? - Because the therapeutic relationship is fundamental to any model of counselling theory.

About me:

  • My private practice was established in 2008
  • I have worked within the mental health sector since 2004
  • I am a psychological well-being training consultant for various organisations
  • I am affiliated with 'The Integrated Practice' - 127 Harley Street.
  • I am an accredited member of the BACP

Please read on if you would like information as to the way in which I work;

As a fully qualified Integrative counsellor l collaboratively select which model of therapy is applicable/appropriate for each individual clients needs from a wide range of theories: CBT and EMDR (NICE and World Health Organisation recommended evidence-based therapy)Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, Existential and Humanistic.

This approach is based on the fact we are all unique and belief that no one model can fully capture this. By having experience and practice in a range of approaches I am able to tailor the therapy to each client's specific needs. This entire process is based on the establishment of a genuine relationship between counsellor and client which in my experience stands at the ‘core’ of any therapeutic union. I will endeavour to facilitate the client to achieve better overall well-being, make the best choices for themselves and establish what steps to take to move forward at their own pace. All within a confidential space where the client can express emotions and personal issues in a non-judgmental environment.

I am a client-focused therapist, which permits you to direct which type of therapy you may feel you require, say for example, purely CBT - A goal-oriented therapy which facilitates you to unravel and identify current issues concerning dysfunctional thoughts, emotions and behaviours. You may require exploring past experiences which are preventing you to move forward or future-focused practice with the aim of facilitating you to determine and achieve personal goals, interests and objectives.

Life can be a challenge at times. Once you have made the choice to seek counselling sourcing a therapist can present its own issues; if you have 'Any' questions please feel free to contact me...

My practice rooms are located in Greenwich a 2-minute walk from Greenwich mainline station and DLR making it easily accessible from Central London and Canary Wharf.  There is parking in the surrounding streets.

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Training, qualifications & experience

BACP Accredited

Registered and accredited (2014) member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. This denotes I have been deemed by the BACP to meet the standard of a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.


15 years

Academic Qualifications

Postgraduate Diploma in Attachment-based Therapy
EMDR Part I, Part II, Part III and IV
Postgraduate Certificate in Attachment-based Therapy
Certificate in Life Coaching - GROW Model
Higher Professional Dip Counselling (Distinction) – BACP accredited course
NCFE Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory - BACP accredited course
Introduction to Counselling - BACP accredited course


Training consultant, Greenwich Mind

Crisis counsellor, telephone counsellor, Greenwich Mind

Volunteer and employee at Mind working with service users for 13 years

Working with Women affected by Domestic Violence, Woman’s Trust

Author and speaker at the BACP Research Conference 2008 (Dissociative Identity Disorder)

Volunteer at Children Our Ultimate Investment (COUI) for 2 years

Other Training

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Chronic Trauma and Neglect

De-mystifying Postnatal Depression

Gender and Sexual Diversity

Hearing Voices


Overcoming Procrastination

Thinking about Gender and Sexual Diversity

Working with Anger

Ongoing Training

In addition, I am committed to continuing professional development (CPD). This means that I am always modernizing my skills and knowledge by attending regular training modules, conferences, and workshops.

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.


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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life Coaching - Personal / Professional Self Development


Additional information

10-minute introductory consultation online/telephone only: Free

In this initial meeting, we can discuss a treatment plan and see if the way that I work suits you.

If scheduling or style doesn't quite fit, I am always happy to make helpful recommendations.

50-minute weekly therapy appointment: £90 / £110

Greenwich, London, SE10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults