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Counselling Psychologist Psychology & Psychotherapy Services

About me

Valuing your subjective experience.

Looking after your mental health is a priority, don’t let feelings of anxiety and depression have a negative impact on your relationships, work opportunities and overall emotional well-being. Unhelpful coping strategies, thought patterns and maladaptive beliefs can lead to self-destructive behaviours which can have a significant impact on your day to day functioning.

Don’t let unwanted past experiences, relationship difficulties and outdated self-perceptions cloud your here and now interactions. By working through and identifying unhelpful patterns of coping, relating and functioning you can make the changes in your life.

Your past experiences can influence the way you make sense of your world and relationships. The past can leave you with difficult unwanted memories and feelings which you would rather push away and forget. This can have a significant impact on how you cope with stress, adversity and emotionally difficulties.

However, your past does not define who you are now. Don’t let unwanted memories, traumatic events, and outdated relational patterns hold you back. Make changes in the here and now, recognise your blind spots and find more helpful and adaptive coping strategies.


As a psychologist, I have trained in both cognitive and psychodynamic models of psychotherapy. I have worked across a wide range of mental health problems. I am able to draw on a range of theoretical orientations, evidence-based practices, and my extensive clinical experience to tailor therapy to meet your individual needs.

My work is goal orientated and focused on helping you to make changes in your life for the better. I will help you to understand how your problems may have developed and how they are maintained. I take a direct and down to earth approach with therapy to help you move forward by revising unhelpful patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving.

Don’t be held back, by outdated viewpoints, beliefs and misconceptions, act now!

As way of an introduction I offer a free initial telephone or online (Zoom) consultation, we can think together about what would be most helpful for you at this time.

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Training, qualifications & experience

Clinical Expertise:

I have over 18 years of clinical experience, including 14 years within the NHS. I started my career as a clinician in 2002, initially working in university and charitable trusts psychotherapy services. In 2006 I went on to pursue my specialist interest in working with anxiety, depression and personality disorders within the NHS.

I held a senior position as the lead clinician for both the Cognitive Analytic Therapy service and the Mentalization-Based Therapy service within the Lewisham Integrated Psychological Therapies Service (Lewisham IPTT), which is part of the renowned South London and Maudsley NHS trust (SLaM).

Over the course of my professional career within SLaM I have worked on Psychiatric Inpatient Wards, and within Community Mental Health Teams, as well as within an Integrated Psychology and Psychotherapy service. I have been responsible for clinical consultation to colleagues and I have supervised and managed both qualified and trainee clinical and counselling psychologists.


Having graduated in 1998 from Royal Holloway College (University of London) with BSc (Hons) in Psychology, I went on to complete a Masters in Counselling Psychology at Regents College and then a Post Masters Diploma in Existential Counselling Psychology.

Continuing with my professional development, I attained a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) in 2012 and went on to attain accreditation as a CAT supervisor in 2014. Further developing my interest in working with complex cases I pursued clinical training in Mentalization-based Therapy and attained accreditation as an MBT Practitioner with the British Psychoanalytic Council in 2015.

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Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society


Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


The Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT)

The Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT) is a registered charity. They welcome members of the public, health professionals, ACAT accredited professionals, and anyone interested in finding out more about CAT. They list CAT practitioners.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

During my time within the NHS I have pursued my specialist interest working with personality disorders predominately Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD), for which I have attained specialist post qualification training.

I am an accredited clinician in Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Mentalization-Based Therapy.

I am passionate about working with people who have had long term problems understanding feelings, managing emotional responses and negotiating interpersonal relationships.

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From £100.00 to £120.00
Free initial online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

I offer a no obligation initial consultation (via Zoom), for potential clients who would like to get a sense of how I work. I don’t charge for the initial consultation, I think it is helpful for you to be able to have a conversation with a clinician before committing to ongoing treatment with them. The meeting is not a “free therapy session” or a “taster session” it is essentially a business meeting between the both of us so that we can discuss your initial concerns and the practicalities of engaging in treatment.

My standard self-funding fee is £120.00 (50 minutes session), and I have an off peak rate of £100.00 for sessions before 4:00 pm. I offer 10% on a block booking of the first 6 therapy sessions when paid in advance. 

Health Insurance Approved Psychologist:

If you have private health insurance, your insurance may cover the cost of your therapy. I am a recognised psychologist with number of healthcare insurers including, AXA, Aetna, Aviva, BUPA, Cigna, General & Medical, Vitality and WPA.

Usually, you will need to contact your insurer who will be able to confirm what services are covered and they will provide you with authorisation. I will invoice you them directly for the session fees. Fees will vary in accordance with the agreement I have with particular companies. 

Clinical supervision:

Clinical supervision sessions in person or via Zoom are charged at £80 per session. I am registered with the BPS as an applied psychology practice supervisor and I am an ACAT accredited clinical supervisor.

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When I work

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Weekly individual face to face & online sessions.

Room 28, Delta House, 175-177 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1HR

Staple Inn Buildings, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7PZ

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

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In person

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

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