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MBACP Counselling and Psychotherapy

About me

 I am a BACP registered integrative counsellor and psychodynamic therapist who has practised in various sectors, including private, charity and higher education organisations. I am committed to creating an empathic and non-judgemental environment in which, through collaborative exploration and reflection of your current circumstances or past experiences, you can raise your awareness of less conscious feelings, patterns of thinking and behaviour. I believe it is when we have access to this kind of understanding that profound changes and self-growth can take place.

My approach to counselling

Whether you are feeling isolated, lost or unable to process complex feelings, struggling to cope with life situations, seeking self-acceptance, a deepened understanding of yourself , a sense of purpose or practical coping tools, counselling can offer a safe space for you to untangle conflicts and make sense of your pain.    

I work in a flexible and integrative way, blending psychodynamic approaches with humanistic models and CBT to meet your specific needs.  At the heart of how I work is the therapeutic alliance. I believe that establishing a safe, trusting and honest relationship is conducive to all sorts of insights, raised self-awareness and reparation. I view each client as unique and appreciate their distinct sense of identity and cultural perspective. 

Alongside private practice, I am currently supporting performance arts and theatre production students with mental health issues, particularly anxiety, low self-esteem, cultural and gender identity, family conflicts and peer relationships, anger, grief and trauma. This role, in addition to a previous career in teaching international students, has helped me recognise our deeply inherent need to feel supported and belong. I believe there is undeniable value in empowering individuals by facilitating a means for their voice to be heard and their genuine true selves to be acknowledged. 

I offer brief and open-ended individual therapy on a weekly basis, either in person in North London, Angel (EC1V) and Barnsbury (N1) or remotely via Zoom.

Angel Practice

Address: 335 City Rd, London EC1V 1LJ                                                              Nearest tube: Angel Station (5min walk), Old Street (15 min walk)                          Buses: 4, 19, 30, 38, 43, 56, 73, 153, 205, 214, 243 & 274

Barnsbury Practice

Address: 144 Liverpool Road, Islington, London, N1 1LA                                             Nearest tube: Angel Station (10 min walk), Highbury & Islington (10 min walk); Overground train: Caledonian Road&Barnsbury  (10 min walk),  Highbury & Islington (10 min walk)                                                                                            Buses: 120, 121, 19, 30, 43 and 4, 73, 38, 271

Getting started

I offer a complimentary initial consultation over the phone. This is usually between 15-30 minutes and it gives me an opportunity to introduce myself to you and get to know you better. It also gives you a chance to ask any questions you may have. If you are interested in having the initial consultation, the first step is to email me. I aim to reply within 48 hours.  Alternatively, you can leave me a voicemail with your details.

Should you wish to book a first session after the consultation, then we can make the necessary arrangements. During the first session we can explore what brings you to therapy , what you'd like to get out of the sessions and how I can help you.  This is also a good opportunity for you to decide if this feels right for you and whether you would like to work together. If that is not the case, I am happy to assist with referral suggestions that might be a better fit for you. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to the BACP ethical framework.  

Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited), CPPD, London
  • Diploma in in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited), CPPD, London
  • Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, CPPD, London

In addition to my post-graduate qualifications, I have  completed professional training courses in Cognitive-Behavioural Counselling (CBT), Deep trauma, Suicidal thoughts, Eating disorders, Neuroscience of attachment, Psychiatry, psychopathology, and psychodynamics and Time-limited counselling. 

I also hold a Master’s degree in Creative Writing and have a special interest in the therapeutic and reparative value of writing. 

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Cultural sensitivity and diversity, belonging, creativity, existential queries and meaning of life, family conflicts, guilt, isolation, life-transitions, low mood, negative thoughts, perfectionism, performance anxiety, personal growth, shame. 

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Fees

£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a 15-30 min. initial phone or virtual consultation free of charge 

50-minute individual session is £70. 

Limited concession places available.  

When I work

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Availability for in person counselling:  Tuesday 2pm- 6pm in Angel; Thursday 7.15pm in Barnsbury. Online counselling : Monday evening 

144 Liverpool Rd, London, N1 1LA

335 City Rd, London, EC1V 1LJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Online platforms

Zoom