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About me

Therapy offers you, the client, a chance to be listened to without judgement, shame or preconception. It should be a safe and boundaried relationship within which to search for the meaning, sense and truth of your life and the other relationships you are part of.

I have broad experience of working with relationship issues, co-dependency, trauma and abuse.  For those facing their own (or that of a family member) substance or process addictions and eating disorders I also have experience in 12 step programmes.   As an integrative therapist I draw on aspects of various therapeutic models (but my style is essentially relational, drawing from a primarily psychodynamic perspective) when working with a client and to suit their individual needs. This means that over time we could use the hour together to explore the relationship issues (past and present), historical experiences, boundary issues and belief systems that may impact upon your life, work and relationships today. Or you may want to focus on a single issue to develop new coping strategies around it.

At heart I believe, as humans, we have a deep need to feel understood by and connected to others. I further believe that this is only achievable through first developing our relationship with ourselves. Therapy is therefore about gaining self awareness, then accessing and strengthening inbuilt resources to enable us to develop stronger and more rewarding relationships both with our selves and those around us. It offers us the opportunity and ability to make more informed choices in our own lives.

I hold additinal trainings in working with Trauma, EMDR and EFT which I integrate as part of my general practice.

I see individuals and couples for private counselling in London (South Kensington).

As a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) I adhere to their Code of Ethics and Practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling

EMDR Practitioner
EFT Practitioner

Somatic Trauma Therapy

I have worked as a primary counsellor, family therapist and group facilitator in a drug and alcohol residential treatment clinic, as the in-house therapist within a major GP practice, as a staff counsellor in large organisations and as an aftercare counsellor on various drug and alcohol programs. I have also run group programmes for Divorce Support Group but I currently practice privately, seeing individual clients and couples in South West London

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

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

Fees

Additional information

My fee is £150 per session depending upon the contract agreed.

When I work

I am in London every Tuesday (pm) Wednesday and Thursday. I work in Oxfordshire on Mondays

Staight Practice, 2 Pelham Street, London, SW7 2NG

Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Families