I work with people in a confidential one to one setting, to build a trusting relationship. I will listen and empathise so we can develop what you would like for yourself at this stage in your life and what you'd like from your wider relationships, so you can take charge over your experience.
In this period of uncertainty due to covid, I work face to face at the Spectrum Highgate studios and I also offer therapy sessions online (by Skype, Zoom, FaceTime or WhatsApp) to enable clients to help manage isolation, worry and stress.
I have been working as a therapist since 2011 and continue my training and work, specialising in relationship, both with ourselves and others.
My previous work has been in film and media, new media and as a consultant have worked with a broad spectrum of clients from legal, corporate and the financial sectors.
I have previously worked as a consultant for the matchmaking and dating industries. I now work freelance and I enjoy working with creativity, intelligence and purpose. I understand the pressures that work, family and relationships can place on us and the importance of how we manage our experience within these parts of our life and find a satisfying balance.
I am also a working mother, and have worked with both men and women on the challenges that separations/divorce, work/life balance and parenthood can bring us.
I bring my warmth, integrity and understanding to the work, with a commitment to holding a safe and boundaried space for you. If you have any questions about how I could work with you then please call or email me to arrange an initial, exploratory session.
Sessions are for 50 minutes.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully-qualified humanistic psychotherapist, trained at City University and at Spectrum, a Centre for Humanistic Psychotherapy. I've worked at the Daubeney Children’s Centre and City and Hackney Mind as a volunteer therapist from 2011 to December 2014. I am a member of the BACP and abide by its Ethical Framework. http://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical_framework/
Summary of courses and qualifications:
Spectrum Certificate comprising:
- Counselling course (at City University)
- Spectrum One year course in psychotherapy
- Spectrum One year continuation course
- Spectrum Postgraduate course
- The Basic Sexuality course
- Childhood sexual abuse: occurrence and prevention
- Developing Clinical skills
- Ongoing group on boundaries
I am in ongoing supervision, group therapy and individual therapy.
I have full insurance cover.
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have worked at the Daubeney Children's Centre, in addition to working at Mind with men and women, so have experience when working with mothers and their children, relationship issues with partners, breakups, violence, depression, rape, abuse, stress, anxiety, fear and a feeling of being stuck or lacking choice in our lives.
I have also worked in a challenging job within the media for over 20 years, and have experience of dealing with work stress, career management, transition and change.
£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
We will have an initial meeting by phone to discuss what you’d like to work on and any questions you may have about the process and then we can discuss how you’d like to move forward.
I charge £70 a session, and each session runs for 50 minutes.
When I work
I work from 10am to 2pm Monday and Wednesday face to face and 9am to 3pm Tuesday and Thursday.
I am in ongoing therapy and supervision as we all experience difficulties and pain throughout our lives as part of our human experience. This can sometimes leave us feeling isolated, sad and stuck and we learn to judge ourselves. However, I have a strong belief that everyone deserves to live a fulfilling life, to be treated with respect and to experience love.