5-6 Staple Inn
I am a qualified and accredited psychotherapist and counsellor with 20 years' experience of working with a diverse range of people and issues. I have a down-to-earth approach to therapy and am committed to providing a comfortable, respectful and safe space for you to begin talking.
Many people who take up therapy or counselling find their difficulties hard to define or describe - perhaps things just don't feel right, you feel lost or disconnected? You don't need to have a particular issue or problem to come and talk to me . Sometimes we find ourselves isolated or we realise that partners, families and friends are unable to offer the kind of help we need. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental space to talk things over, with the aim of helping you to make sense your situation and explore your options.
I can work with you on a long or short term basis, and we can meet in person, on the 'phone or via Skype. Skype counselling sessions offer more flexibility if, for example, you work shifts, travel for work, work from home or have mobility issues.
I have a particular interest in working with people who identify as LGBTQ+. Throughout my private and voluntary sector career I have worked to promote access to talking therapies for gender, relationship and sexuality diverse (GRSD) clients.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as a psychotherapist at Regent's College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling and the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling (NSPC) in London, being awarded an M.A with distinction in Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy on graduation in 2002.
I hold accreditation and registration with the UKCP - The United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy - one of the main UK counselling and psychotherapy professional and regulatory bodies. I adhere to the Codes of Ethics and Practice of the UKCP.
I am registered with BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
My work is regularly supervised by a UKCP registered supervisor.
I am a member of the Society for Existential Analysis (SEA).
My 20 years of experience includes work as counsellor,therapist and supervisor within the following charitable organisations: MIND, CHILDLINE, Place2Be, The Violence Initiative, CASA and PACE.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- sexuality and sexual diversity
- gender diversity
- difficult decisions
- childhood abuse
Face to face - £70 (daytime) £80 (evening)
Skype/phone - £60 (daytime) £70 (evening & early morning)
Approved by BUPA and AXA Health Insurance as a psychotherapist.If you are covered by BUPA or AXA you may be able to access my services free of charge. Please see: http://finder.bupa.co.uk/ and https://www.axappphealthcare.co.uk/health-information/mental-health/treatment-and-therapies.
I hope that the information displayed on these pages will answer some of your questions - if not, please telephone or email me - this will place you under no obligation. Alternatively, you could arrange to meet me for an introductory meeting - this will give an impression of how it may be to work with me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I will respond to your contact as soon as possible. I can occasionally offer sessions at short notice. I am not available at weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|