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Counsellor, Registered MBACP (Accred)

About me

About Me

I offer short-term or long-term counselling to individuals and couples online, and face-to-face in Bank (EC2V), Liverpool Street (EC2M), Muswell Hill (N10) and Kings Cross (NW1). My consulting rooms are COVID-secure. My practice is based on the Gestalt approach; and I see clients with a wide variety of issues, including bereavement, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, stress, domestic violence, workplace bullying etc.

What is Gestalt Counselling?

'Gestalt' is a German word, meaning 'whole'.  Gestalt counselling is a holistic approach, looking at the whole person and your environment (I believe that nothing happens in isolation).  My work focuses on raising awareness and the relationship between us.  In addition, I may suggest bringing creativity into our sessions.

How Counselling Can Help

Gestalt counselling can help by assisting you to have more awareness of yourself and your situation, giving you more power to resolve or face difficulties.

Training, qualifications & experience

Accredited Member of the BACP
Diploma in Counselling, The Gestalt Centre, London
Certificate in Humanistic Counselling, The Gestalt Centre, London

MA in Gestalt Therapy

I have over 9 years' experience of working with clients in various settings, including private practice, charities and a university. Issues I have worked with include: anxiety, depression, bereavement, domestic violence, relationships, as well as many others.

I also volunteer for Samaritans.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Christian counselling

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Fees

From £70.00 to £85.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

£70.00 for individual counselling, £75.00 for couples counselling
(Concessions available)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Weekday daytime and evening appointments

Further information

Transport Links to Longcroft House, EC2M:
Tube/Rail: Liverpool Street, Old Street, Moorgate, Fenchurch Street, Aldgate, Aldgate East, Shoreditch High Street, Bank, Barbican
Buses: 8, 26, 35, 42, 47, 48, 78, 149, 242, 344, 388.

Transport Links to King Street, EC2V:
Tube/Rail: Bank, St Paul’s, Liverpool Street, Moorgate, Fenchurch Street

Transport links to Muswell Hill Consulting Rooms, N10:
Tube/Rail: Highgate, East Finchley, Bounds Green, Alexandra Palace
Buses: 43, 102, 134, 144, 234, 299, W7

Transport Links to The Gestalt Centre, NW1:
Tube/Rail: King's Cross, St Pancras, Euston, Mornington Crescent, Camden Town, Camden Road
Buses: 29, 46, 134, 214, 274

Atlas House, 1-7 King Street, London, EC2V 8AU

The Gestalt Centre, Beaumont Court, 15-23 St Pancras Way, London, NW1 0PT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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