I was drawn to become a counsellor later in life and over the last 20 years I have worked in the NHS, Residential Services, Community Services and the charity sector.
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
I work with both individuals and couples. I am qualified and experienced to undertake couples/relationship work of a complex nature. I am COSRT Senior Accredited (College of Sex and Relationship Therapy).
The way that I work is based on my belief that the quality of the relationship we build between us is the key to the therapy being effective.
I am unlikely to sit opposite you in a stony silence, but neither will I invade your space. The time is yours. I believe my role is to help you through the process by creating a safe space in which you feel comfortable to talk about personal and difficult areas of your life.
I work with the issues that you bring, at a pace that is right for you and will support you in exploring options that help you reach decisions which feel right for you.
I can be difficult to decide whether to enter into therapy. I don't lock people into long therapy contracts and build regular review sessions. We start with an assessment session - after this I encourage you to go away and think about how you feel working with me and then decide whether to to arrange follow up sessions. At the assessment stage you will be assessing me, not just I you and I won't 'chase' you for a decision.
If we arrange a session I will send your my Counselling and Confidentiality agreement so you can see my working practice, supervisory support, fees and cancellation policy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I received an Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling from CPPD (UK) and I am BACP accredited. I have received London Diploma in Relationship and Psychosexual Therapy. I am also COSRT accredited (College of Relationship and Psychosexual Therapy). I have a Health and Social Care qualification NVQ3 for substance misuse.
I am a qualified EMDR therapist and have completed the EMDRworks Europe accredited training.
I worked for 3 years at Kings College Hospital an NHS psychosexual service for women and men providing physical and psychological help for sexual and relationship problems such as lack of libido, vaginismus, erectile difficulties and premature ejaculation.
Until 4 years ago worked as a Senior Practitioner in both Residential and Community services in London. This included Statutory, non Statutory services and GP surgeries.
I now work exclusively in private practice in W6 and Central London (Saturdays only)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I use EMDR in certain presentations to help manage single event or developmental trauma and abuse.
Concessions offered for
Current online charges - I charge a standard £70 per 50-minute session for individuals and £85 for Couples (60-minutes)
I offer an initial assessment session for 80 minutes at no charge.
I can work on a sliding scale for people on a low income which would be negotiated.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10.00-8.00 Saturday 10.00 - 5.00
All sessions now online