Due to Coniv-19, I will be working online from my consulting room and will only be offering online/telephone appointments in place of in-person appointments. I can offer greater flexibility to enable a continuity of care and will be using the following platforms;telephone, FaceTime, Skype, Vsee and Zoom.
Normally, I work from two London Practices near Chancery Lane (EC4A) and Deptford (SE8 3HS) and in Hertfordshire, Bishops Stortford. I offer a counselling experience that is welcoming, non-judgmental and secure. My specialty is working with individuals and couples suffering from various problems using a flexible and integrative approach. My approach focuses on your needs and facilitates your personal growth by way of therapeutic work that is a conversation in which the solutions to life’s problems are found together. I conduct therapy with clients not to them.
My Couples Counselling is available for all kinds of partnerships at every stage in a relationship. No matter what the challenges you are facing, communication problems, conflict, sexual issues or anything else.
I am also extremely experienced in facilitating the amicable separation of couples without neglecting the many complexities this brings.
Professional Bodies and Training
I am registered with various professional bodies, work to their ethical frameworks and supervision requirements and have an MSc in Addiction, Psychology and Counselling. I have also gained professional qualifications in the UK and USA covering sex addiction, working with survivors of abuse, and trauma. I am skilled at the practical application of the latest thinking in the field and I currently lecture on Counselling theory at Masters level at a London University.
My Counselling theory is integrative by way of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centered and Psychodynamic techniques.
Areas of Specialisms:
• Depression, anxiety and mood disorders
• Addictions and behavioural dependencies
• Relationship difficulties (couples, people facing break ups and conflict,
singleness, family/friendship conflict)
• Self esteem and confidence
• Work issues including stress, burn-out and exhaustion
• Co-occurring disorders
• Sexual abuse and Trauma
• Spiritual Abuse and Spiritual/Faith issues
I work to a sliding scale relating to income, which makes my work available to as many people as possible. Please email me for my rates document.
I Integrate: psychodynamic, person-centred, cognitive behavioural and bio-psycho-social models of therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over twenty years experience in the field including running a residential treatment programme, working with groups and thousands of hours of one-to-one work.
My qualifications and registrations include: MSc in addiction psychology and counselling and Counselling Foundation Certificate as well as a variety of professional training including sex addiction, couples counselling, working with sexual abuse and trauma and The Sierra Tucson Professionals week.
I am a lecturer on Counselling Masters Course at a London University, where I also supervise students clinical work.
Association for Christian Counsellors
The Association of Christian Counsellors is a professional body representing and setting standards for Christian counselling and care in the UK. The organisation is made up of various different membership categories, including Counsellor and Accredited, and requires all members working as counsellors to undertake Continuous Professional Development on a regular basis.
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
I work with a sliding scale. Each person’s circumstances are unique. Please email for my sliding scale.
I work week days and offer flexibility with sessions as appropriate.