I am an experienced, professionally qualified and registered counsellor working with a range of emotional difficulties on either an ongoing or a short term focused basis.
I offer a psychodynamic approach to therapy which looks at how past experiences may shape and influence our thinking in the present People come into counselling with a wide range of personal, emotional and relationship problems. A qualified and professional counsellor will work with you - towards creating a better understanding of the problems you face in your life.
I realise that it is not uncommon to feel a certain amount of anxiety and hesitation when first seeking therapeutic help. In this respect it may be useful to think about our first appointment as an opportunity to meet each other, and to explore how counselling might help and whether psychodynamic counselling is the right therapy for you at this time in your life.
Although my training as a counsellor encourages me to see life and its difficulties from a certain perspective - my experience, working both privately and in the NHS, has taught me the value of approaching each client as a unique individual, rather than simply as a textbook model.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the WPF Counselling and Psychotherapy institute in London, recognised as one of the leading training organisations in the UK. I graduated with 'The Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychodynamic Studies'. I am a member of 'The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy'. This professional body ensure a strict code of ethics and the highest standards of confidentiality.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with a wide range of emotional difficulties. However, as a counsellor based in London I am particularly interested in the experience and associated problems of living in a large City. Issues around: education, work and career, and uncomfortable feelings such as loneliness, anxiety, or social isolation.
Please feel free to contact me via telephone 07794 608712 or via email if you would like to talk through a problem that might be worrying you.
Fees for regular weekly sessions will usually be around £50 and can be discussed when we meet. However, I offer reduced fees for the personal therapy of Counselling and Psychotherapy trainees.
Monday to Friday 9am till 8pm Saturday 9am till 1pm
My consulting room is situated in a quiet street nearby to Tooting Common and Tooting Bec underground station in South London. Parking is available and it is conveniently placed for public transport. Wheelchair access.