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About me

I offer face to face sessions in Peckham Rye and also online and phone sessions. 

My aim is to support you on your journey to making meaningful and positive changes so that you can have the ability to engage with life in the way you wish. 

Therapy sessions with me will help you to understand yourself better, express how you feel, and explore how your past might have impacted your present relationships and behaviour. Together we will  challenge unhelpful beliefs and bring attention to how your thoughths might be increasing you distress. 

I have experience helping people manage a variety of  issues and among them depression, anxiety, addiction, abuse, relationship issues, bereavement and cancer. I worked with Cruse in Oxford, Centre 70 in West Norwood and Dimbleby Cancer Centre at Guy’s hospital in London.

For many years I also worked in humanitarian aid sector and I travelled and lived in many different countries in Europe, Americas, Africa and Asia.

I am a certified psychotherapist with a Diploma from Metanoia Institute, one of the leading centres for psychotherapy training in the UK. I have also previously trained in Existential therapy.

I welcome people from all backgrounds in my practice. Do get in touch if you have any questions and we can have an initial free call to discuss your questions. 

I offer therapy in English, Polish and French.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Psychoterapeutic Counselling  from Matanoia Institute

Certificate in Psychotherapy, Counselling and Coaching from New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling

Certificate in Bereavement Counselling from Cruse

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.


£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Unit 3, Print Village, 58 Chadwick Road, London, SE15 4PU

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

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