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About me

I am an integrative therapist, which means I offer a range of modern therapeutic approaches, depending on your needs. I am experienced in working with people seeking therapy for many reasons - a crisis, a specific problem, a life transition, or an ongoing sense that life is out of kilter. Also, events in the external world - war, pandemic, political upheaval - are impacting many people's state of mind at the moment, and you are welcome to bring these up in therapy too.

I see therapy as a warm, welcoming place where you will be able to say (and not say) whatever you want to, in confidence and without judgement. I will be alongside you, supporting you as we explore your experience, make connections between different parts of your life and look at how you want to move forward. I aim to help my clients learn new skills and build inner resources, so that they can experience greater fulfilment, aliveness and connection with others.

Whether or not you’ve had therapy before, a first session with a new therapist can feel like a big step. I offer a first session as a consultation: you will be able to tell me some of what has led you here, get a feeling for what therapy with me will be like, and ask me any questions you may have. If we continue, we might want to have just a few sessions, or work on an open-ended basis, allowing us to go deeper.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the professional body the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My qualification is a four-year BACP-accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Minster Centre in London, one of the most respected therapy training colleges in the UK. I work according to the BACP Ethical Framework.

My training includes elements of humanistic therapy (a focus on experience in the here-and-now), psychodynamics (how the past unconsciously influences our present), attachment theory (how early relationships influence our current ways of relating), body psychotherapy (the physical basis of emotion), cognitive-behavioural therapy (changing thoughts and actions), mindfulness, and the neuroscience that underpins all of these.

As well as running my own practice, I have worked as a counsellor at Mind.

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Life transitions

Retirement

Mid-life crisis

Fees

From £70.00 to £90.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

When I work

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125 Hanley Road, London, N4 3DQ

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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