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MA, BACP

About me

I am an experienced Psychotherapeutic Counsellor offering short term counselling, open ended psychotherapy, group work and couples counselling.

You may be seeking therapy because you are currently feeling stuck or dissatisfied with life, looking to resolve a particular issue, in the midst of a crisis,  or in need of a space to unburden your thoughts and feelings in a safe, warm and non-judgmental setting. 

Counselling and psychotherapy can help with social anxiety and generalised anxiety disorder, feeling sad and depression, relationship issues and family issues, panic attacks, bereavement, addictions, low self-esteem, traumatic experiences, abuse, being highly sensitive, anger management, work stress and more. This is done within the context of a therapeutic relationship that offers warmth and acceptance as well as appropriate levels of challenge.

The process of sharing your emotions in a confidential space can help you make sense of your life - through our work together your self awareness will increase, and you will start processing thoughts and feelings in new ways. You will re-evaluate your habitual thinking and behaviour,  and in doing so learn to live in a way that feels more authentic. This can help you to find more fulfilment in life, and to respond creatively,  rather than habitually, to circumstances and others. 

If you would like to find out more please contact me to arrange an assessment session. We can explore what you want to gain from therapy, and see if we feel comfortable working together. If you wish to proceed we would normally meet weekly for 50 minute sessions and regularly review our progress to ensure your needs are being met.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor in advanced ongoing clinical training. My training is in Transactional Analysis, Relational Psychotherapy & more recently in Transpersonal Psychology. My method is Integrative, meaning that I combine a variety of approaches so that I can tailor a treatment plan most suited to each individual.

I belong to BACP, UKATA and EATA and I am bound by their ethical codes of practice. I attend regular clinical supervision to support my work, and seminars and workshops in order to strengthen my skills and keep up with current thinking.

Having worked for several years both in individual and group settings with people belonging to minority groups, I take an intersectional and anti-discriminatory, race and LGBTQ+ affirmative stance and am committed to learning about the impact of discrimination in all forms and examining my own biases and assumptions in the process.

Qualifications

Transactional Analyst & Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with Social Responsibility awarded by TA East London & United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA)

UKCP accredited qualifying course in Relational Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute and TA East London.

Experience outside of private practice

University of the Arts London (UAL) | Central Saint Martins Master's Degree in Fine Arts (2008)

Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) Milano | Diploma in Photography (2002)

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£80.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

£80 per 50 minute session for individuals

£120 per 50 minute session for couples

When I work

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Further information

I currently offer sessions in person and over Zoom. My consulting room is well ventilated and seating is 2m apart. 

London, Greater London, N16

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Groups

Additional languages

Italian

Online platforms

Zoom