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About me

I offer professional, confidential non-judgmental counselling and therapy to men and women, individuals and couples in North London. Conveniently located close to the tube and bus station at Turnpike Lane, I am easily accessible for clients in Wood Green, Tottenham, Hornsey and Muswell Hill. My practice is inclusive to all, as regards to sex, sexual orientation, race, culture and disability. I also offer special rates to counselling students and someconcessions for those on low-income.

People are drawn to therapy for many reasons, such as when one's life has been turned upside down by traumatic events, including the breakdown of a relationship; the loss of a job, domestic violence, sexual abuse, or a bereavement. There are those who are having difficulties with making a major decision, or have lost purpose in their lives; or are approaching a major life event such as; ageing, marriage, divorce, dramatic death or coming out. Mental and physical health issues including addictions and addictive behaviours, physical illnesses, can be relieved through therapy. Counselling also offers us the opportunity to simply understand ourselves better. You do not need to be unhappy to access therapy and counselling.

My counselling and therapy practice is focused on you the client, and as an integrative counsellor I will work with you using a variety of theoretical modalities and creative approaches. This includes Mindfulness, CBT Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Psychodynamic, Systemic, TA, Gestalt, Art Therapy Existential, and Transpersonal approaches.

Training, qualifications & experience

With over 11 years of counselling experience, I have trained with the University of East London and Relate as a couple and relationship counsellor. (Graduate Certificate). I hold a Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) Level 5 (Adv. Dip) in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.I have certificates for working with Mental Health concerns, Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse; Counselling Children and Young People, Domestic violence and control.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics. I am DBS-checked (Disclosure and Barring Service) and fully insured.

I have worked in the past with Relate and Mind and UTurn Project for vulnerable women. I have also had my own private practice for many years.

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).

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

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Fees

Additional information

My fee is £50 for a 50mins session. £60 for couples.
First assessment session £40
I can sometimes offer consessions for students and those on a low income, dependent on assessment.
I offer long and short-term therapy face-to-face. Also Telephone counselling.
I have some Saturday morning sessions until 12-30pm

When I work

Weekdays Mondays 2-30pm to 8pm Tuesdays 10.00am to 3.00pm Thursdays 3.00pm to 7.00pm Fridays 4.00pm to 7.00pm, Saturdays mornings by agreement up to 12.30pm. There is ground floor access.

Further information

    I am happy to answer any questions by text, phone or email or in person during our first session.                                              

Hornsey, London, N8

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples