Perhaps you have been thinking of counselling for a long time but somehow never seemed to find the courage to do anything about it. Why not take the first step and give me a call?
Through my work in the NHS and counselling teams I have seen the very real and life-changing benefits that counselling can bring to a person's life when they choose to have it.
I work in an integrative way and offer sessions to individuals and couples and work in a way that can best suit you, giving you the opportunity to explore repeating patterns in your life and to choose those patterns that can enhance your life and enable you to reach the goals that you seek, having addressed the issues that bought you to counselling in the first place.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling.
MSc in addiction counselling
Having been a nurse and later working in the City I decided to make a complete change and read for a Masters degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling. During my training I was part of a team of counsellors at the St Marylebone Healing and Training Centre in the Marylebone Road, worked for 18 months on Acute Admission Wards in Friern Hospital, Friern Barnet, and also spent three and a half years as an Hon. Psychotherapist at St Clement's Hospital, the Psychotherapy Unit for the Royal Free Hospital. I offer time-limited therapy as well as long-term psychotherapy as well as having a wide experience of offering psychotherapy to psychotherapists in training. I have a particular interest in Dissociative Identity Disorder and my thesis was on this subject.
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
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Self-harm - cutting
Body Dysmorphobic Disorder
£50 per session.
Sliding scale available for those on low income.
Concessions offered for
I see clients during the day and, if necessary, in the evening. I do not work at the weekend.