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About me

Are you tired of pretending you’re OK? Are you your own harshest critic? So used to putting others first that it’s hard to hold on to your own self-worth? Or you may be finding that getting out of bed is a struggle, you don't want to go to work or show up in your life.  Add in experiences of sexism, micro-aggressions, abuse, and ageism, and your confidence can be knocked.

It’s not much fun feeling anxious, depressed or stressed all the time. Comparing yourself to others and not feeling good enough can affect your mood and your relationships with yourself and with others. These are all things that therapy can help you work through.

I have a special interest in helping women with anxiety, imposter syndrome, and low self-esteem. We will work together to help you grow around past hurts and difficulties, to find a way to say ‘yes’ to what you want in life and to feel more comfortable saying 'no' when needed. I have particular experience of working with domestic and sexual abuse.

People tell me I'm very easy to talk to. I will welcome you so you feel comfortable enough to trust me with your most difficult feelings. 

I work face to face in Shoreditch E1 and in Queen’s Park NW6. I also work online. I believe that it is possible for all of us to move from just surviving our lives to thriving. I provide a warm, non-judgemental and safe space in which we can explore who you are and what you want in your life from now on. Together we can unravel the difficulties that are getting in your way, creating space for you to make sense of your place in the world and what you want from life. 

If my page resonates with you, contact me to book a 15 minute consultation for you to get a feel for what it would be like to work with me. 

To find out more, email me at

Both my East London and North West London practices are easily accessible by public transport.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • BACP accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling ( The Minster Centre, 2019)
  • Completing an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy (submitting dissertation in July 2022; The Minster Centre)
  • Mental Health First Aider
  • Safeguarding Adults at Risk
  • Safeguarding - Awareness of child abuse and neglect
  • Self care: A somatic and trauma informed approach


  • Therapist at the Maya Centre women's organisation, offering therapy for domestic abuse; adverse childhood experiences; sexual abuse; generalised anxiety; and depression (2020 - present)
  • Counsellor at the Woman's Trust, offering counselling for domestic abuse (2018 - 2021)
  • Private Practice (2019 - present)
  • Delivering psycho-educational workshops for groups focused on supporting wellbeing and understanding the effects of trauma on our bodies and sense of selves (Maya Centre, 2022 - present)

Additional information

  • Registered member of BACP
  • Fully insured
  • MA Gender, Society, and Culture (Birkbeck College, University of London 1996)

I worked for over 20 years in public policy and community engagement in the voluntary sector, working to ensure social justice for groups that found it hardest to have their voices heard. A redundancy in 2014 produced an opportunity to evaluate what I wanted in my life and provided an opportunity to retrain as a therapist. I have never looked back! 

I bring my wealth of different experiences to my therapy practice. I have helped many clients through my work in the community and individual therapy to feel more equipped to face what life brings.

If my page resonates with you and you think that I could help, please get in touch to find out more. I offer a 15 minute consultation where you can get a feel for what it would be like to talk to me, with no pressure to commit.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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From £70.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I sometimes have concessionary spaces available, please ask if you think that you may need this.

Further information

It can feel daunting to take the first step in seeing a therapist and I keep this as simple as possible. I offer a 15 minute phone consultation where you can get a feel for what it would be like to talk to me, with no pressure to commit.

I am currently working online or face to face in Shoreditch E1 and Queens Park NW6. Please email and I will respond within 48 hours.

The Therapeutic Rooms, 170 Brick Lane, London, E1 6RU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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