I'm a person-centred counsellor with over 20 years experience of working with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures.
The way I work, which is non-directive, allows you, the client, to explore your concerns in a safe, supportive and accepting environment. Through this process, people can deepen their self-awareness, feel more self-accepting and become more empowered in their life.
I work with both individuals and couples on a short or long term basis, depending on what is best for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified in 1989 with a Diploma in Counselling. Since then I have also trained to Certificate level in person-centred art therapy, brief work, couples counselling, eating distress/disorders and completed the registration course for Survivors UK.
My experience includes working with adult survivors of childhood abuse, people with long term health conditions (mental and physical), eating issues, workplace stress, relationships, bereavement and loss. As well my private practice, I have worked as a sessional counsellor with organisations - MIND, Meningitis Trust, Cecil Housing Trust, and various Employee Assistance Programmes.
I also supervise other counsellors individually and in groups.
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
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
Concessions offered for
Individuals £ 65
A limited number of reduced cost spaces available
When I work
Monday to Thursday. 9am to 8pm
Daytime and evening appointments available Monday-Thursday
My premises are close to tube and train stations, bus stops and there is also on street parking
I also offer sessions via Skype or telephone.