By providing a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment in which you can reflect on any aspect of your life, I aim to offer an opportunity for you to work towards living in a way that you experience as more fulfilling, satisfying and resourceful and to facilitate you in looking after your emotional wellbeing.
A particular issue, difficulty, or crisis might have lead you to seek counselling, but other issues are likely to come up during the course of counselling. The focus of the counselling varies according to each individual's needs and what is most relevant to them at any particular time.
In the first session we will discuss why you have come for counselling and what you would like to achieve. You will be able to think about your situation and your options and to get an idea of how I work. It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have. If you then decide that counselling is for you, and we feel that we can work together, we arrange a series of sessions.
I offer long-term open-ended psychotherapy, as well as short-term counselling (6-12 sessions) based on your needs and circumstances. The sessions are weekly and at the same time and day every week.
I am an accredited member of the BACP (the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and adhere to the BACP ethical framework for good practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from Birkbeck College, University of London.
Prior to training as a counsellor/psychotherapist, I worked for many years as a health therapist, both in private practice and within the NHS and before that in psychiatric care and Women’s Aid. I have experience of working with people of all ages, from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds and with a great variety of issue. I have undertaken additional training in many areas, for example: bereavement, eating disorders, trauma, parenting issues and short-term psychodynamic counselling.
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.
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
- Infertility, including considering assisted conception or adoption
- Health related issues
- Self development and creativity
Fees are charged on a sliding scale of £50-80 per session, depending on income.
Please contact me by email or text and let me know weather you prefer me to respond via email, text or a phone call.
I work in private practice in Herne Hill, within a short walk of North Dulwich and Herne Hill railway stations and buses 68, 468, P4, 42 and 37.