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About me

I am a qualified individual and couple psychotherapist/counsellor, offering both short term and long term relationship therapy. I have trained at Tavistock Relationships, a well-reputed institute for psychotherapy and relationship counselling, where I also work as a Visiting Clinician and Assessor.

Starting therapy can be an exciting yet daunting process. You may have a lot of questions or feel trepidation at the idea of embarking on it. What I hope to provide you with is a safe, empathetic and non-judgemental space where we can begin to explore these anxieties and work towards reducing conflict, fostering curiosity and building self-awareness. I specialise in the psychodynamic model, with the focus on making sense of past experiences and understanding its effect on the present.

Below are some of the areas that I work with:

  • Difficulty Building Lasting Relationships
  • Breakdown of Communication
  • Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss
  • Lack of Intimacy
  • Pre Marital Counselling
  • Infertility & Trouble Conceiving
  • Parenting Difficulties
  • Affairs & Betrayals
  • Life Transitions
  • Separation & Divorce.

I also have experience working with couples and individuals from different ethnic communities and welcome clients from the cross-cultural, mixed-race and immigrant backgrounds.

I offer both onsite and online therapy. Telephone sessions are also available individuals.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PGDip in Couple & Individual Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy from Tavistock Relationships & UEL
  • PgCert in Theory and Skills of Psychodynamic Couple & Individual Counselling & Psychotherapy from Tavistock Relationships & UEL
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of York
  • Counselling Skills Certificate from City University

Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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

Fees

Additional information

Fees for Weekly session (50 minutes)

Individual session – £80 

Couple session -  £100

When I work

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday -  daytime and evening slots including mornings, lunchtime and after work

225 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6PJ

1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Couples

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Wheelchair user access available at Canary Wharf practice