I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, with 20 years experience of working with a wide range of issues. I offer both short- and long-term counselling from my consulting room in Central London (Holborn).
There are many reasons for wanting to begin counselling or psychotherapy. A recent, or current, crisis is often the prompt. Or, you may feel the time has come to take a closer look at those problems that seem all too familiar to you. Many people find their struggles to be too broad or confusing to place in any particular box, or experience a difficult-to-locate sense of dissatisfaction with their lives.
You needn't be clear about your own reasons. My aim, both initially and throughout, is to help you give voice to, as well as understand more fully, those areas of your life that feel difficult, painful, unfulfilled or stuck. Such understanding can be useful and cathartic in its own right, but beyond this, it can also help us make decisions about those things we may wish to change, and come to terms with those things that we can't.
My role as a therapist is not to judge, assume or diagnose - instead my approach is always non-dogmatic, supportive, and involved. It is important that you safe and contained within the therapeutic relationship, and that an environment is created where you feel comfortable, understood and free to speak openly. To this end, I am not a ‘silent therapist’, or passive observer; I believe therapy works best when it is far more collaborative. I also don’t use jargon of any kind: therapy should not be experienced as a 'mysterious' process requiring a special kind of language. It is, at heart, a conversation about living - one that aims to help us suffer less, whilst also emphasizing our possibilities.
As well as my own private practice, I have worked extensively as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in a variety of settings, including the NHS, Social Services and for a number of not-for-profit organisations.
Please look at my website (above) for fuller information on my practice and how I work. If you have any questions, please do call or click here to email me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold accreditation and registration with the two main UK Counselling and Psychotherapy Professional and Regulatory bodies:
The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). MBACP (accred).
The United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP)
I am also registered in Private Practice with the following body:
The United Kingdom Register of Independent Counsellors (UKRCP)
I trained at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in 1999, graduating with an MA(Ex.Psych.Couns) in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling.
I adhere to the Codes of Ethics and Practice of the BACP and UKCP.
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
£75.00 per session
Concessions offered for
My fees are set at £75 per session. The initial session is £40.
I am also registered with several private healthcare insurance schemes.
I am available Monday to Friday, between 8.30am and 8pm.
I work with both individuals and couples.