There are times in our life when we need a little help. Maybe a space to sit for a little while. To talk to someone and tell our story. To be heard. To be witnessed perhaps? Where you can say things you might not say to your friends and family. Maybe things you have never said to anyone at all. A confidential space where you are not judged. I see clients in a quiet and comfortable room, a ten minute walk from Willesden Green station on the Jubilee Line.
I am also a practice counsellor within the NHS at a doctor's surgery. Human beings are a labyrinth of emotions, experiences, personality traits, genetic DNA and neural pathways; pathways which are open to change and rewiring, even if it feels sometimes like we don't have the power to change anything at all. I offer psychotherapy and counselling. My psychotherapy training is rooted in Transactional Analysis and with this I integrate integrative existential principles. It is my belief that walking a difficult path with someone by your side can make an arduous journey a little more bearable.
I see individuals and couples.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Transactional Analysis from The Berne Institute. I am a member of several professional bodies; BACP, UKCP and UKATA and am fully insured. I am a practice counsellor attached to GP surgery in North London and also run a private practice. I write for several mental health platforms, academic publications and a regular column in Transactional Analyst. My background is in the arts; a MA in Creative Writing, PG Dip in Acting, a BA (Hons) in Film and am a novelist.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cultural and generational trauma and related emotional and identity issues. Highly sensitive individuals. Sensory processing sensitivity. Couples.
£60 a session for individuals.
£120 a session for couples.
I offer online counselling.