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About me

I have worked with a broad client base presenting with varied issues ranging from feeling sad to generalised anxiety disorder and panic disorder, relationship issues to seasonal affective disorder and believe passionately in the power of an empathetic, supportive therapeutic relationship.

I think therapy should offer a client the opportunity to talk about themselves and their world without the fear of judgement, whilst providing the opportunity to learn about how they can make changes to improve their emotional well-being.

I offer a the space and support that so many people are lacking in their lives to help them through whatever it is they are struggling with.

Whilst I am experienced with, and enjoy continuing to work with clients struggling with many issues,  my area of particular interest is perinatal mental health. I have worked with women struggling to conceive, women undergoing IVF treatment, women who are struggling with anxiety during pregnancy, women who have suffered miscarriage or stillbirth and women suffering with postnatal depression. I offer a gentle approach to what I believe to be potentially one of the most difficult transitions a human being can experience. I am also set up to make babies under 12 months old welcome in the room with there mothers if that is preferred.

Training, qualifications & experience

I begun my training at the Tavistock and Portman and furthered my training and qualifications at The Gestalt Centre. I am a registered member of the BACP.

I have been counselling with Cocoon Family Support, working with women suffering with postnatal depression and anxiety. I currently facilitate their drop in group on a Saturday morning in at MIND in Camden.

I also work with Off The Record in Twickenham counselling adolescents and young people.

Member organisations


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


From £50.00 to £80.00
Free initial online session

Additional information

Each session costs £60 and is payable in cash at the beginning of the session. I offer a free initial consultation.

Weekend and evening sessions are available for £70

Remote Sessions Consultations £50

Couple's sessions: £70

Couple's weekend and evening sessions £80

Movers & Shapers, 125 St. Margarets Road, Twickenham, TW1 1RG

Richmond, Surrey, TW10

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people