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About me

I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist working with individuals, groups and couples.

I have experience in working with anxiety, depression, anger management, eating disorders, addictions, relationship issues, sexual assault, and work related stress issues.

With couples I deal with communication styles and relational and attachment patterns.

I am a registered member of BACP and I abide by their code of ethics.

I believe the broader purpose of therapy is to develop and expand our capacities for intimacy, awareness and spontaneity and I will work together with you to create a clear and non-judgmental working relationship in which you can explore whatever issues you bring.

Personal transformation often comes from a mixture of three therapeutic elements:

  • understanding your past in a new way;
  • new experiences (in the therapy room as well as outside);
  • and authenticity in the therapeutic relationship.

My role is to help you find a balance of these three elements which will work best for you.

Research has shown that therapy is most effective when the client and therapist establish and agree on goals together – so I will work with you to understand your therapeutic goals - whether that’s behavioural change or gaining more understanding of the conscious and unconscious beliefs you hold.

My background is in the arts and publishing and I enjoy music and travelling in my spare time.

If you would like to see me, please send me an email or call me to schedule the initial consultation. I offer a free initial 20 minute Skype consultation to discuss your expectations of therapy and determine whether we are a good fit.

My fee for individual work is £60 per each 50 minute session, and I see clients weekly. The fee for couples work is £80 for a 70 minute session.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certified Transactional Analyst

Msc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy - Middlesex University (2019)

Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling - Metanoia Institute (2016)

Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

Member of EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis)

Member of IARTA (International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis)

I also work at the Awareness Centre - a counselling and psychotherapy clinic in Clapham, South London

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

When I work

Staines - please enquire, currently full Clapham - Monday evenings, currently full Waterloo - Saturdays

Staines-Upon-Thames, Middlesex, TW18

Relational Spaces Ltd, Unit 607, The Chandlery, 50 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7QY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages