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Trauma, Anxiety Specialist, MA, MBACP Accred, EMDR Accred

About me

About Me

- 12 years experience as psychotherapist with individuals, families and schools

- Private practice in N7 and video calls

- BACP Accredited

- Trauma specialist EMDR accredited and CRM practitioner

- Anger, depression, bullying at work, complex and historical trauma

- Men issues, relationships

- Anxiety first aid kit

- Safe and confidential

I am an Integrative Therapist and Trauma Specialist a with 10 years of experience working in private and public sectors. I am an accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing psychotherapist which is approved by the World Health Organisation and recommended by the National Institute for Health Care Excellence. It promotes significant progress and faster recovery with most common mental health problems such as anxiety, phobia, anger, eating disorder, depression etc. It is quickly effective for processing simple traumas, e.g. car accidents, witnessing something very upsetting, bullying on social media, etc, but it also helps get to the root of the problem of more stubborn behaviours such as anger, addictions or lack of motivation. I work with common issues such as depression, work related stress, grief, divorce, men's issues and intimacy.

As well as EMDR, I use the Comprehensive Resource Model to develop resilience and to help process traumatic events that happen early in life and may be forgotten but still impacting current life. This is particularly helpful when working with complex trauma.

My background is in education and I do counselling in school. Prior to working as a therapist I have been a teacher in comprehensive schools, private schools, schools for children with learning disabilities, and pupil referral units. I have expert knowledge of the problems facing children in schools. In my private practice I see adults, children and young people and I give parenting advice.

I am BACP Accredited and Registered. My work is confidential and non judgmental. My practice is open to people from all sociocultural background regardless of nationality, religion and sexuality.

When we start

We will meet for one or two initial sessions to decide how I can best help you. We will first focus on the best way to improve things quickly for you and we will agree together on the best treatment plan. There is no obligation and you can decide to end counselling at any stage.

Training, qualifications & experience


Comprehensive Resource Model

EMDR Accreditation, EMDR Europe

EMDR Children and Adolescents Level 1 and 2

Somatic Trauma Therapy

BACP Accreditation, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

MA Integrative Counselling, London Metropolitan University

Certificate in Counselling, Birkbeck College

Counselling Experience

In Private Practice since 2009. Providing psychotherapy and counselling for individual clients, couples and families, and organisations such as Amnesty International, Red Cross, Save the Children and Employee Assistance Programmes

Transport for London 2017-18. Offering support to staff with personal and work related issues, and providing specialised psychotherapy to personnel often following traumatic events

School of Oriental and African Studies (current). Psychotherapist

School Counsellor 2012-2021. Counselling children and adolescents

Off Centre Hackney 2012-17. Therapeutic interventions for children and adolescents

Brunel University 2011-12. Short solution focused interventions to undergraduate and postgraduate students

The Place 2 Be 2010-12. Counselling children in primary schools

The Minster Centre 2008-10. Providing therapeutic interventions to people in exile including war, sexual violence and torture survivors

Previous Experience

10 Years teaching in London secondary schools, special needs schools and Pupil Referral Units (PRUs)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Areas of counselling I deal with

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Additional information

I have a sliding scale of fees based on the type of work, the frequency and duration of sessions.

When I work

Daytime and evenings.

Islington, London, N7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages