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MBACP (Accred)

About me

I am a person centred counsellor but am also trained to offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I specialise in short term therapy for anxiety and depression as well as long term therapy.

I can deal with all issues, including creative blocks, relationship breakdown, fear of crime, bereavement. I can also provide life coaching and and resources to deal with anxiety and depression. I also have twenty year's experience dealing with young people.

I offer appointments outside of normal working hours. 
I can offer online sessions via Zoom, Webex, Teams, Whatsapp and over  the telephone. 
I also offer reduced rate packages for clients who wish to book eight sessions in advance.

I can offer a limited amount of low cost sessions for students and NHS. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered Member of the BACP (Accredited).

Jan 2021 – April 2021 CSTD (Core, Therapeutic and Group Certificates in Supervision)

Sept 2012 - Sep 2014   Training for Professional Enhancement (ABC Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4)Sept 2011 - Sept 2012 Tower Hamlets College (ABC Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 3)

Sept 1994 - Sept 1995 Greenwich University     (Post Graduate Certificate Education)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have worked extensively with young people at college and at university as well as clients who have suffered bereavements.

I can provide psycho-educational resources about stress, anxiety and depression as well as assertiveness and dealing with anger.


From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

I charge £50 for telephone and online sessions. I charge £60 for face to face sessions. Please get in touch for an initial consultation. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available from 0900 till 1900 every day and can start straightaway with clients. I am usually happy to offer a mixture of face to face and remote counselling. 

Further information

I operate from

  • Space to be you, St Joseph's Hospice, Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 4SA
  • Holistic Health,   64 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8 4QJ.  

2 Martello Street, London, E8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Additional languages


Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces


In person

I offer group and individual supervision. I am currently working as a group supervisor at Mind in City, Hackney and Waltham Forest.

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