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
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £150 per session depending upon the contract agreed.