I have been working as a psychotherapist since 2003 having undertaken a 5 year, very rigorous and well respected training. I now work full-time in private practice as a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. I am an accredited member of BACP and UKCP and am bound by their Code of Ethics and Practice.
I am very experienced in working with people with a wide range of issues including:-
relationship issues, anxiety and depression, low self esteem, generalised anxiety disorder, eating disorders and bereavement issues. In addition, I have, over many years, developed an interest in understanding people's struggles with food and dieting and have helped people to take the first steps towards understanding their relationship to food.
I have a great deal of experience in working with individuals either using a short-term, time-limited approach (for example 6-10 sessions) or in a more open-ended way. We can discuss these options at our initial assessment session. The initial assessment is important for the following reasons:-
* It is your opportunity to discuss what's brought you to therapy.
* The opportunity to decide whether you feel that we could work together productively.
* We can think together about what would be the best way forward for you. Perhaps that would mean we decide to start working together or we decide that an onward referral would be more advantageous to you.
Therapy should be a place where you can talk about your life and feelings freely and openly in a way that is rarely possible with friends or family. I provide a safe and confidential setting in which to do this. Therapy isn’t simply a matter of reliving painful or humiliating experiences, but of receiving help in making sense of them.
The experience of talking to someone else, and of being heard and understood, can help provide a clearer and different perspective on how we see ourselves, and how we imagine that others see us. My aim is to help you find better ways to cope, or to bring about changes in the way you think and behave that will improve your mental and emotional well-being.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - Westminster Pastoral Foundation
Diploma in Supervision - Society of Analytical Psychology
Diploma in the Application of Psychodynamic Theory to the Principles of Counselling - Westminster Pastoral Foundation
Certificate in Counselling Skills and Attitudes - Westminster Pastoral Foundation
Compulsive (or Disordered) Eating Training
In addition to running my private practice, I work as a supervisor and lecturer for a psychotherapy training organisation. In addition, I work as a supervisor in two other counselling organisations.
I have worked as a counsellor for an Employee Assistance Company offering various employees short-term, solution-focused counselling.
I have run psycho-educational/therapeutic groups for people who wish to explore their relationship with food. This has been for an organisation called Understanding Your Eating.
I worked as a counsellor at Mind in Barnet for five years.
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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£60 per session
Concessions available during the daytime only, according to individual circumstances.
I work Monday to Friday during the daytime. I also offer evening appointments.