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About me

You may be feeling generally anxious or worried or have a specific issue to deal with. Whatever is troubling you, we can explore it together in a confidential and safe environment. I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor working in private practice, having previously worked in the NHS. I also work as a trainer, supervisor and counsellor in a bereavement service so am used to dealing with loss and trauma. 

In my experience an important part of therapy is forming a trusting, empathic relationship during the counselling.  Then you can face the things that brought you to therapy and start to understand your feelings and behaviour.  My role is to help you interpret what has gone on in the past, look at the present, and consider how you might like to change things for the future.

Whether you are feeling anxious, depressed, have relationship issues, have suffered a loss, or life just seems too difficult, the opportunity to speak to someone who is understanding and non-judgemental can make a huge difference.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am registered with the UKCP as an Integrative Psychotherapist, and a member of BACP.

I adhere to the codes of practice of these organisations.

My training includes a BSc in Psychology, post graduate and advanced diplomas in Integrative Psychotherapy, training in EMDR and supervision.

My experience includes being a counsellor, supervisor and  trainer in a bereavement service, working in the NHS and in private practice

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Additional information

Sessions last 50 minutes and can be short term (6 to 12 sessions) or open ended, depending on your needs.

My fees are £80 per session with some reduced fees available.

I ask for a week's notice of cancellation.

When I work

Weekdays daytime and evenings

96 Harley Street, London, W1G 7HY

Kensington, W8

Type of session

In person

Additional languages

Swedish