About me

I am a practicing psychotherapist and supervisor registered with the UKCP. I work as a training supervisor and experiential group facilitator at a large training centre - The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) in London. I have been exploring and studying personal growth since 2001 and have counselling and psychotherapy experience in private practice, the voluntary sector and the NHS.

Before training as a psychotherapist I worked internationally at a senior level in business having graduated with a BA (hons) in English and Italian, and post-graduate diploma with distinction in International Marketing.

When we start the therapy, we will probably agree to meet for one or two “getting to know you” sessions. This helps you to know that you feel comfortable with me and for me to know that I can help you. It also gives us a chance to discuss how best to move forwards.

In our sessions we will work cooperatively together. We will decide what the sessions will look like and how you want to proceed. I will often invite you to check in with how we are doing. I will answer your questions as we explore what brings you to therapy and as we move towards a better understanding of what is happening in your life. We will explore together in a nonjudgmental, comfortable
and confidential space.

My approach to psychotherapy is holistic, up-to-date and grounded in the latest research. It helps to free you from distress and issues that are currently hindering you. It also enables you to experience happiness and do things that you couldn’t previously do, bringing about profound transformation.

I find many issues that bring clients into therapy result from unresolved experiences and how these shape beliefs about life. My work is grounded in the transpersonal which, to me, means walking alongside you, guiding as requested, as you find answers within yourself.

Often therapy focusses on treating the emotional difficulties associated with exposure to disturbing and traumatic life experiences. We may be unaware that issues in our current lives have roots in previous, often childhood, experiences such as: abuse, witnessing violence, accidents, neglect, deprivation, being criticised or undervalued, having an anxious caregiver or one with mental illness, traumatic loss, unmet physical or emotional needs, major separations from a caregiver - and more. Consequently you may have developed coping mechanisms and behaviours which protected you at the time but that have become outdated and subsequently lead to distortions which hinder in managing current challenges.

We will thus look to stabilise the immediate issues you may be experiencing and explore how these impact your life. We will help you rediscover capacities and resources, which may have become hidden, possibly because of culturally conditioned beliefs or family scripts, or which have remained undiscovered, but which can be integrated into your everyday life to enhance your experiences.

I draw on my own nine year experience of working with developmental and complex trauma through an integration of neuroscience, sensorimotor, ego state therapy, internal family systems, meditation; using, where appropriate, creative imagination and working with the body to heal complex trauma and dissociation.

Through this work, you will be able to make yourself feel calmer and stronger. We will work together so you will be able to experience a more fulfilling life, a feeling of aliveness, connectedness, and where relationships with others and yourself are warmer, more authentic and more compassionate.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold postgraduate diplomas in Psychotherapy and in Supervision as well as an MA in Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy. My MA dissertation was an heuristic enquiry into dreams and retreats, an area which has informed the way I work in my psychotherapy practice. I have been exploring and studying personal growth since 2001 and have counselling and psychotherapy experience in private practice, the voluntary sector and the NHS.

My current CPD includes training to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCPT) through a year long certificate programme - Traumatic Stress Studies at The Trauma Centre. This formalises my own experiential work which has taken place over several years.

I have experience working in a wide range of areas and client groups including, but not limited to: complex PTSD, dissociation, phobias, panic, performance, other anxieties, depression, addictions, eating disorders, insomnia, shame, stuckness, self-sabotage, low self-esteem, lack of direction, nightmares, isolation, postnatal depression, redundancy, caregiver support, helplessness, sexual issues, sleeping disorders, relationships, grief and bereavement, self-care, chronic pain, parenting, crisis, gender, spiritual, existential and the search for meaning, career, loneliness, hopelessness, infertility issues, suicidal thoughts.

I hold liability insurance and adhere to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

early life trauma

complex ptsd

developmental ptsd

developmental trauma

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology


Additional information

I see clients at CCPE in Paddington/Little Venice (W2) and in central Muswell Hill (N10) Monday to Friday during the daytime and evening.

I also have extensive experience of working online via FaceTime, VSee or other services according to individual requirements.

Fees for ongoing sessions usually start from £75.00. Temporary reductions may be offered to clients facing challenging financial situations.

Please contact me if you would like to book an initial session or for further information. I will aim to contact you back the same day or, failing that, within 24 hours Monday - Friday. If there is a good time for me to contact you, please mention it in your message.


*Online, flexible availability, please enquire*

General availability weekdays

Further information

I offer professional supervision to psychotherapists and counsellors from a range of therapeutic traditions. My approach is led from the integrative transpersonal, my MA dissertation was an heuristic, alchemical enquiry into dreams and retreats. I also have a particular interest, and experience in, trauma informed approaches.

I hold a diploma in adult supervision and am a registered supervisor with the UKCP. I am a staff member on a UKCP and BACP accredited diploma training course and supervise individuals as well as groups as a Registered Training Supervisor (RTS).

Centre For Counselling & Psychotherapy Education
Beauchamp Lodge
2 Warwick Crescent
W2 6NE


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Languages offered


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