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MA, MBACP

About me

I am a qualified Psychodynamic counsellor. My training and my personal experience have led me to believe humans are connected with and influenced by their past, cultures, and families. By forming a safe and trusting relationship in therapy, we can see how past and existing connections unknowingly impact you and gain a deeper insight into your problems and a greater awareness of your own self and your way of relating. Discovering self can be scary and I strive to go along with you at your own pace.

Being a woman and a therapist with an ethnic minority background have deepened my understanding of isolation and marginalisation. Thus I value, embrace and learn from my work with people from different backgrounds. I am committed to working with difference and diversity within an ethos of anti-discriminatory practice, based on awareness of my own ethnicity and background and oppression. I have an LGBTQ+/GSRD affirmative approach to therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training & Qualification:

  • Master in Counselling (Goldsmiths, University of London)
  • BA of Applied Psychology (Hons)
  • Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Additional Shorter Training:

  • Online Counselling (Various, video and audio)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy (Various and ongoing)
  • Suicide and self-harm
  • LGBTQ+/Gender Sexuality & Relationship Diversities (GSRD) (Various and ongoing)
  • Sexual abuse
  • Multicultural counselling (Various and ongoing)

Experience:

In my work as a counsellor, I have worked with children, adolescents and adults from many different backgrounds and helped with various concerns including; low self-worth, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, issues relating to childhood experiences, traumas, gender-based violence, abuse, self-harm, cultural and racial issues, eating disorders, loss and bereavement, and open philosophical questions around identity, faith and meaning.

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

Fees

From £40.00 to £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

There is a reduced fee for the initial session: £40 

Each session after the initial one is: £50

I offer a concession rate of £40 per session for students, people on low incomes and NHS workers.

Each session is 50 minutes in duration.

Further information

Location:

I offer appointments online via ZOOM or at my comfortable therapy room in Pimlico (SW1V) which is just a 2-minute walk from Pimlico Station.

Appointments are available throughout the day including evening and early morning appointments (from 8:00 am).

I also offer sessions in Cantonese and Mandarin

I understand it is not an easy task to choose a therapist who is the right fit for you and I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation and an introductory session at a reduced rate where you can find out more about me and how we might work together. 

Counselling is a huge commitment in terms of your psyche, finance, time and energy. There is no obligation after our initial session to go ahead with counselling, some people may feel that therapy is not for them and that is fine.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

Mandarin

Cantonese

Online platforms

Zoom