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About me

I help people experiencing, stress, low confidence, poor self esteem, abuse and relationship issues recover and take control of their lives. 
Having worked in private practice, statutory and the voluntary sector for over 20 years. I have extensive experience of working with a wide range of issues.

As a person centred counsellor, I believe passionately that we all do know, somewhere within ourselves, the directions we need to take. In a warm, supportive and friendly environment, I will help you to discover what those directions might be.
Counselling can be short term or long term - depending on what you want to talk about and what you decide.

Counselling with me can help you to:

  • Find a way forward
  • Acknowledge the continuing impact of past experiences and explore how to become less affected by them
  • Discover, accept and love who you are on the inside as well as the outside
  • Increase your confidence and self esteem
  • Illuminate opportunities that lies ahead

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP registered / accredited counsellor and adhere to BACP codes of ethics and good practice. I am committed to on-going personal and professional development, including regular supervision.

I have worked as a counsellor since 1996 and trainer of counsellors since 2011.

In addition to my core qualifications, I am trained to work with: Groups, relationship issues, with low self- esteem and low self confidence, rape and sexual assault, bereavement, victims of crime, survivors of abuse, women's issues, depression, stress and anxiety.

I am also a qualified poetry therapist, I run fortnightly groups.

- Locations -

I work from two locations to offer flexibility to my clients.

My practice in Hackney is easily accessed from Stoke Newington, Homerton, Finsbury Park, Clapton, Shoreditch, Dalston, Liverpool Street, North London, East London, Walthamstow, Chingford, Highams Park and the City.

My practice in Camden is easily accessed from Hampstead,Tufnell Park, Highgate, Camden Town, Chalk Farm, Euston, Kentish Town, North West London and the City.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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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£100.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health

Additional information

£50.00 Students     
Session duration (50 mins.)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

First Appointment 8.00a.m. Last Appointment 8.00p.m.

Further information

Are you ready to make an appointment or perhaps want to find out more?

I offer an initial telephone call which is an opportunity to talk more about counselling, for you to ask any questions you may have and to help you and I decide if I am the right counsellor for you.

During Covid- 19, I am offering counselling via telephone.

My practice is situated near bus routes and an overground station.

There is on-street parking in the road.

I normally respond to enquiries as soon as possible, if I am unable to respond immediately I aim to reply within 24 hours.

Hackney, East London, E8

Camden, North London, N6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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In person

I provide individual and group supervision for counsellors and practitioners in social care and VAWG settings.

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