Who am I and how can I help you?
If you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed, directionless, struggle with low self-esteem or self-critical thoughts, I can help. I offer a confidential, non-judgmental space for you to bring whatever difficulty is present in your life right now. My approach is empathic and supportive and my aim is to both help you utilise and develop resources to manage whatever has led you to seek therapy at this time, but also to work with you on understanding any underlying issues that may be getting in the way of you leading a richer, more rewarding life.
Maybe you frequently experience a sense of malaise or low mood but are at a loss to understand why. Perhaps you feel unfulfilled and struggle to pursue your dreams. Or perhaps it is anxiety you struggle with - overthinking things, worrying or catastrophising, feeling an embodied anxiety that you don’t understand or prefer to avoid.
Maybe you recognise current struggles in your life as relating back to your childhood, even when you feel you have ‘moved on’. Maybe you know the ‘why’ but the knowledge hasn’t been helpful in effecting change in your life. Whatever it is, therapy can provide an opportunity to move beyond patterns and beliefs that get in the way of real change in order to bring about something new and something better.
Training and qualifications
I hold both a Masters in Integrative Therapy and a Diploma in Art Therapy. As such, my approach is informed by a diverse range of therapeutic styles ranging from cognitive behavioural therapy to psychodynamic therapy and the creative arts. I am also EMDR practitioner and have specialist training in working with eating disorders.
Prior to working in private practise I worked with a wide range of clients for various organisations including the NHS, a specialist bereavement service, and an EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) service.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Integrative Psychotherapy, Middlesex University
- Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts, IATE
- Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regents University
- NCFED Eating Disorder Practitioner Training
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
£85.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I offer an initial no obligation consultation at £50 to give you the opportunity to see if I am the right therapist for you. Thereafter, sessions are £85 per session. I also have a limited number of concession spaces for those on a low income.