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Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
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Wokingham RG41 & Bracknell RG42
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I am an experienced therapist and I offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space, where you can feel heard, cared for, free to explore your experience of life and express your thoughts and feelings about any aspect of your life that matters to you.

I am aware that, at first, you might feel anxious, confused, vulnerable or sometimes ashamed about sharing personal aspects of your life with me and my aim is to support you while you are navigating through this experience and help you deepen your understanding of yourself as we go along and begin to address the issues that have brought you to therapy.

Depending on the nature of the difficulties you are having and how long standing they are, this might mean having a quiet space to be heard and reflect on aspects of your life; trying to make sense of and process confusing or overwhelming experiences; it might also include noticing, understanding how you relate to yourself and others, identifying and challenging unhelpful patterns of behaviour, uncovering the reasons behind them and/or coming to terms with difficult or painful experiences, giving you access to a freer and more fulfilling way of living.

While most of the work takes place through talking, when appropriate, I can also offer more creative ways of working (art, play, sand tray, cards…) as sometimes it is difficult to find words that express how we feel. If this helps you to explore or communicate your experience, you may also bring your own writings, poems, drawing, music, photos or significant objects etc…

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced BACP accredited therapist (Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling) working with adults and young people (16+). I have been counselling in the Thames Valley since 2006 through a number of local organisations, providing counselling/therapy to adults and young people.

I currently run a private practice where I offer individual face to face or online short-term and long-term therapy; being bilingual, I can provide therapy in French as well as in English. I also have an interest in facilitating therapeutic groups and in using art/play to encourage self-expression.

My work experience has been with people from various backgrounds, who suffer from a wide range of difficulties such as anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, relationship issues, living with long term illness and/or mental health conditions, general dissatisfaction with life, work and cultural issues, expressing anger, adoption issues, transitioning into retirement, abortion, family conflicts, parenting, divorce, bullying, loneliness, learning difficulties, self-harm, fertility issues…

My long term psychoanalytical therapy as well as my therapy training and ongoing professional development means that I have a good understanding of the in-depth relating skills that are required to work with long standing and deeply seated issues. 

As an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), I am bound by its ethical framework and professional standards. As a professional practice, my work is supervised by a clinical supervisor and I attend regular professional courses, workshops and group supervision to continually support and enhance my practice.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Long term illness
General disatisfaction with life
Lack of purpose
Life crisis
Young people (from 16 years old)
Cultural issues
Decision making
Fear of death

Photos & videos


£70.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • BUPA

Additional information

Some concessions are available in case of financial difficulties. 

Payment can be made by cheque, cash or through bank transfer.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

9.00am to 7.00pm Mondays to Fridays

Further information

Interest in running an encounter group for counsellors and psychotherapists. 

latest CPD:

- Embodiement training to develop presence in the therapy room (Feb 2024).

- member of PCE Europe Encounter  group since 2023.

- The question of choice by Spinelli (Oct 2022)

- Gender identities and sexual orientations: A contemporary understanding of sexology (September 2022)

- Working phenomenologically with dreams (September 22)

- The emotionally neglected client: consequences of a lack of early attunement (June 2022)

- Working at relational depth (Feb 2021)

- Embodiement in the therapeutic relationship (2020)

- Perceiving enactements in the therapeutic relationship. (March 2019)

- Somatic Therapy: Interventions to enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment (December 2018)

- Art as Therapy: June 2018

- “Flowers within”: using art to facilitate self-expression (June 2018)

- Trauma therapy: working with fear and dissociation (June 2017)

- Art and mindfulness (May 2017)

- Principles of Trauma -focused therapy: working towards restoration and repair (April 2017)

- Developmental attunement, relational needs and the therapeutic presence (June 2016)

- Engaging traumatized clients who avoid attachment, closeness and painful feelings (April 2016)
- Managing endings in therapeutic relationships (March 2016)
- "The dark feminine" (September 2015)
- Facilitating therapeutic groups (May-July 2015)
- Working with adoption (April to May 2015)
- Body Psychotherapy and Dissociation (March 2015)
- Working with relational trauma/Dealing with disorganised attachment (February 2015)
- The link between rage and shame (February 2015)
- Group facilitation (February 2015)
- Giving voice (January2015)
- Bodypsychotherapy: Exploring creatively through the use of touch (December 2014)
- Running groups with young people (November 2014)
- Working with young people: Self esteem, Anger and Sexuality (Sept/Oct/November 2014)
- Anger, rage and relationships (November 2014)
- Talk on narcissism (September 2014)
- Experiential play therapy skills (August 2014)
- Working with internal protectors and saboteurs (July 2014)
- Play on anorexia (July 2014)
- Reflective Ethical Practitioner working with young people (May 2014)
- Working with groups (May 2014)
- Trauma/PTSD (March 2014)
-"Untold stories waiting to be created" (February 2014)
- Existential relationship therapy (December 2013)
- Psychodrama: exploring your true self (July 2013)
- Working with clients with learning difficulties (June 2013)
- The art of living with Emmy Van Deurzen, existential therapy (April 2013)
- Working with sandtrays in the therapy room (March 2013)
- Working with anger (February 2013)
- Working with disordered eating, food issues and body image (June 2012)
- Working with domestic violence (May 2012)
- "Healing the wounds: Exploring your inner child" (March 2012)
- Creative ways of working using art and play resources (February 2012)
- Working with cultural differences (June 2011)

Wokingham, RG41

Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

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