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MSc, MBACP(Reg), BPC

About me

The work is all about you, so the therapy is different with each person I work with. There’s no limit on what you can raise – quite often the issues that someone really needs to talk about aren’t the ones that they initially thought they would discuss - and I am non-judgemental.

The idea is that we talk together, and sometimes I will be able to point out things you might not have been conscious of, and we can look together at whether there are patterns of behaviour that you’ve come to follow, that may perhaps be leading to results you would like to change. Or perhaps sometimes you will just want to unload the burden of your stressful day, and that’s also fine.

Like any other relationship, a therapeutic relationship is about being able to build an alliance and feel trust, so it is important that you choose a therapist you think you will be able to work well with.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, and registered as a psychodynamic counsellor with the British Psychoanalytic Association.

I work in an NHS GP practice and in private practice.

Before training as a therapist, I worked in a high pressure professional job for many years, so I have a good insight into the stresses of work, and balancing work and relationships.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £65.00 to £80.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

£65-85
Some (cheaper) concessional availability for low income earners

Free 15 minute initial chat so that you can decide whether I can help

Further information

I am working online at the moment, but hope to return to working in person from May 2022

1 Brewery Square, London, EC1V

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom