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About me

I am now offering face to face sessions and zoom.

Hello and welcome, thank you for stopping on my page. I hope you find all the information you need here. Please do get in touch if you have any questions.

I work from my private therapy room in Clerkenwell Islington close to, Farringdon, Kings Cross and Angel undergrounds. I offer a quiet, confidential, non-judgemental space where we can work together. My approach is an integrative one, combining different ways of working to suit you as a unique individual to help you bring about change.

You may have come to my page with a sense of something not feeling right, yet not sure of the words to express or explain this, maybe feeling anxiety, sadness, or experiencing relationship issues. You may have come because there is a particular issue you would like to work on like a bereavement, feelings of low self esteem, or feeling stuck, maybe someone else has suggested it, such as a friend, family or employers.

Whatever the reasons, our work together will be at your pace so that you can safely explore the thoughts and feelings that you bring.

How counselling can help                                                                     

I believe the counselling process is both creative and collaborative.  A two way supportive relationship where my role as facilitator, enables you to make sense of the thoughts, feelings and circumstances that you are experiencing.  Often difficult feelings are rooted in the past, so spending some time exploring both past and present together may increase your insight and understanding of how you got to where you are now.  Having a new perspective often allows the space to consider new thoughts and solutions for change and moving forward. You the client play a major role in achieving this.  Our work together will support you to make those changes, enabling you to embrace and become who you truly are and live your life in a more fulfilling and satisfying way. 

Ideally sessions would take place weekly, although I'm aware that some people's circumstances don't always allow this.  

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME Therapy, Depression, General counselling, Loss, Relationships, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's Issues, Feeling stuck, Work related issues.

Types of therapy

Humanistic, Integrative, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older Adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

I also work via ZOOM

I am a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and I work according to its ethical guidelines and confidentiality policies.

I regularly attend relevant seminars and training workshops to ensure my skills are current and meet The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists standards for continuous personal development. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma in Counselling Studies
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • I have particular experience in working with; loss and bereavement at a specialised agency. 
  • Supporting parents and carers with school aged children in a school setting 

Member organisations


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


£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a free on-line 30 minute conversation (via zoom) so that we may share some thoughts about what you bring, the kind support you are looking for and how it might be working together.

Please get in touch with me to arrange a mutually convenient time to do this.

Fees:  £60 per 50 minute session. I offer concessionary rates during the daytime on Thursdays. Please ask about concessions

Wheelchair accessible: No
Additional Languages: None

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please contact me for available places

Further information

How to get in touch

You can call me or email me, whichever form of contact you feel most comfortable with. If I am unable to answer a call please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Perhaps let me know what times would be best to call.

Before making contact, think about some dates and times that would suit you. I will note these and check availability. I will then email or call (as you prefer) with confirmation.

The phone calls and emails are confidential. Please let me know if it is OK to leave a message.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

There are three small steps to negotiate.

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