I have worked as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist for over 20 years and believe we all have times in our lives when we struggle to feel happy and satisfied for a whole range of reasons and that with the right support we can find a way to overcome these. I will work with you to help you understand and find your own answers to the problems facing you. I aim to be respectful, warm, welcoming and understanding as a therapist whilst providing supportive challenge when necessary.
I work with a whole range of presenting issues, including:
- abuse and trauma, including domestic or sexual abuse
- cultural heritage/identity
- and anything else that impacts your emotional health
I offer psychotherapy/counselling in the Kentish Town/Tufnell Park area (NW5), a short walk from 2 stations as well as in South Hampstead (NW6), also close to 2 stations and a number of bus stops on the nearby Finchley Road.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling (2002) from London Metropolitan University
- Graduate Certificate in Group Analysis (2013) from the Institute for Group Analysis/Birkbeck
- Accredited and Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) (2005)
- I have worked as a Counsellor/Therapist in the Public and Charity sector since 2001
I worked as a Counsellor at an Adult Education College for nearly 20 years with people who were returning to learning having often "failed" in the Education system previously or who were upgrading their skills having had time out of work/education. My clients have come from diverse backgrounds and with a wide range of issues and I have worked with them both short-term and long-term.
I also have experience as a Counsellor with women who have experienced Domestic and/or Sexual Violence including Childhood Sexual Abuse.
I also volunteered as a Counsellor at PACE, an organisation working with the LGBT community,
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Race and cultural identity issues