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About me

I am an integrative transpersonal psychotherapist, which means I bring together many schools of thought, such as psychodynamic, humanistic, existential, and transpersonal. I believe each person needs to be recognised for the individual that they are, and therefore my integrative approach is tailored to the specific individual’s needs.

My style is sensitive, empathic and relational, while also honest in the quest for deep exploration, understanding and connection to inner wisdom. To help access this inner wisdom I often make use of a combination of talking therapy and creative techniques, such as visualisations, drawing or working with dreams.

I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space in which anxieties, fears, frustrations and sorrows can be expressed and explored. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues, including; depression, anxiety, shame, relationship issues, work-related issues, feeling stuck, low self-esteem & self-worth, feelings of not belonging, abuse and emotional neglect.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a research MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling and a five-year post-graduate diploma in Transpersonal and Integrative Psychotherapy from the Centre of Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) in London. I also hold an LLB in English and German Law from King’s College London.

Previous work experience included working in Corporate Communications for 15+ years within agencies and in-house at legal and financial services organisations. Last position held was Head of Communications for Europe & CIS at a global financial services organisation.

Having worked in the City and other high-pressured environments, I have personal experience of the stresses and strains that those working conditions can bring.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

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).

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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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Fees

£75.00 per session

Centre For Counselling & Psychotherapy Education, Beauchamp Lodge, 2 Warwick Crescent, London, W2 6NE

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Online platforms

Zoom