My aim is to help people create rewarding and fulfilling lives in which they feel able to reach their goals and be their true selves.
I believe that we are all trying to build better lives for ourselves, but due to the lasting impact of past experiences, the unhelpful habits we develop over time, and the fear, self-judgement and self-criticism that we often carry round with ourselves, we can end up feeling stuck and finding it difficult to move forward.
It is my belief that personal growth is possible for everyone and make use of different techniques and approaches from within both counselling and coaching (including compassion-focused therapy, solution-focused therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy) to support clients in moving forward in their lives.
In working together, we will have the opportunity to explore and understand the relationship you have with yourself, identify and address negative thought and behavioural patterns, and set and begin working towards goals and aspirations for what you want to achieve.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am professionally trained and registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I hold over 10 years’ experience of working in different roles within mental health settings, including acute psychiatric settings and the charity sector.
In addition to private practice, I also practice as an Honorary Psychotherapist at Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest, working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures on a wide range of psychological issues. I specialise in supporting people to manage and overcome issues related to anxiety, depression and self-confidence and have facilitated the group ‘Understanding and Managing Anxiety’ at the service.
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
Fees are £60 per 50-min session. There are a limited number of reduced-fee places available for those on lower incomes.
Friday afternoons and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
If you're interested in working together, please get in touch either by telephone or email to arrange either a first session or an initial telephone/online consultation where we will have the opportunity to introduce ourselves, discuss your reasons for seeking therapy, and see if we are a good fit.