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MBACP (Accred.)

About me

I am a BACP accredited counsellor of Franco-Spanish origin. I have been in London for over 20 years and I remain very sensitive to differences in cultures. My training as a therapist is integrative, my work is relational and I mostly include humanistic and psychodynamic approaches to my practice. I have a vast experience of working with relationships, identities, low self esteem, sexualities, and addictions yet I take into consideration all aspects and experiences of the person.

I work in a non-judgmental, accepting, caring and challenging way respectful of the BACP guidelines. I offer in a safe environment, face-to-face counselling, short term or open-ended therapy. I am based in Islington, North London, close to Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, Camden, Finsbury Park and Euston.

I am particularly interested in working on relationship with one-self, with others, past and present. I offer individual and couple therapy.

I am also a qualified Psychosexual therapist: indeed you may want to explore how external factors (society, oppression, partners...) or internal factors (depression, repression, feelings...) get in the way of your sexual expression and enjoyment. Issues around sexuality may include:

  • Gender identity
  • Arousal and desire problems
  • Couples therapy
  • Trauma
  • Unwanted behaviour and compulsivity
  • Asexuality, sexual orientation
  • And other issues related to sex

Training, qualifications & experience

* Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling (2008)
* Graduate of the one year Pink Therapy Certificate in Sexual Minority Therapy (2009)
* Diploma in Psychosexual health (2012) (The Centre For Psychosexual Health)
* Diploma in Supervision and Consultancy (2014) (Naos Institute)

Accredited Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (2010)
Advanced accredited Sexual Diversity Therapist (2011) (Pink Therapy)

I have been a Counsellor in the charity sector London Friend, Antidote, Outcome, Mind Islington and PACE for over 4 years.

I have been practicing for over 14 years as a therapist of which 5 years were working with addictions.

I have run a therapeutic group for male Asylum seekers and refugees and have a chapter and a article on psychology and sexuality recently published. I have presented to conferences and University in the fields of Psychotherapy, Sociology and Sexualities. I also am teaching other counsellors and therapists on issues around Gender and Sexual Diverstities and Psychosexual therapy.

Member organisations


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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Cultural differences,
Life changes
Gender Identity - Transgender
Polyamory, non monogamies


Additional information

Sliding scale:
Individuals from £50 to £70 for a 50 minutes session.
Couples from £80 to £100 for a 75 minutes session.
I have a limited number of concessions available (daytime only).

Further information

I also provide counselling in French or in Spanish.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Additional languages

French and Spanish


In person

Supervision available.

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