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 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.
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
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.