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I appreciate the significant (and potentially life changing) steps involved in searching for, and approaching a potential counsellor or therapist...
I would be delighted to explore whether I might be a good fit for you right now.
Due to the current circumstances, I am not presently meeting clients in person at either of my practice locations. I am working remotely, offering both online and telephone appointments.
Please contact me for more information or to book an initial consultation.
Something about my practice
I am a fully qualified accredited and insured therapist. I currently offer psychotherapy, counselling, mindfulness training, clinical supervision, and consultancy.
Before opening my own practice in 2010, I worked in a variety of settings including within the NHS and voluntary sector.
My expertise and experience enable me to work creatively with my clients. Whilst my approach is informed by the training I have received and the experience I have gained, therapy is best viewed as a dynamic collaboration that meets your own changing needs.
I seek to facilitate an effective and engaging therapeutic process which reflects an individual's specific needs and goals.
I draw upon a number of different theoretical approaches in order to offer a safe and useful space in which to think with you about those things that bring you to therapy.
The focus I give to the relationship between myself and a client, and the intersubjectivity of our unfolding experience in the here and now, is central to my approach.
My therapy style is strongly informed by Attachment Theory, psychodynamic practice, and psychoanalytic ideas. I am interested at all times in our embodied experience, and weave into my approach tools which come from somatic therapy, mindfulness and compassion based approaches.
I work with individuals, couples and families. My clients are aged 16+ and present with wide ranging experiences and concerns they wish to explore in therapy.
I am registered with and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and subscribe to their Guidelines for Ethical Practice.
I usually practice from 2 locations in London - in Pimlico SW1, and Streatham / Tooting Bec SW16. At present, I am working remotely and am pleased to offer appointments by phone or online.
Depending on your circumstances, the duration of therapy can vary. I am happy to discuss this with you in more detail during an initial meeting. Brief therapy can be very helpful, especially to help someone resolve a more immediate crisis.
Alongside my therapy practice, I run seminars and workshops, and teach mindfulness programmes.
In addition to my private practice, I currently deliver supervision within both a hospice bereavement service and at a community counselling service. I also host a monthly Death Cafe which at the present time meets online.
Please get in touch to find out about forthcoming events.
For further information about me or my approach please visit my website:
I am more than happy for you to book an initial consultation as an opportunity for us to meet and for you to assess whether you feel it would be productive and rewarding for us to work together.
If we conclude that there isn't a good enough fit for you right now, I am well placed to signpost you towards alternative resources and will be happy to consider onward referral towards colleagues and/or organisations who may be better placed to help.
I hope the foregoing information together with that on my website is useful.
I look forward to hearing from you...
Training, qualifications & experience
Fully qualified (2008) insured and registered (2013) accredited member of BACP.
Specialist post-qualifying trainings in working with trauma, bereavement, addictions, disordered eating, personality disorders, and with gender, sexuality and relationship diversity.
Additional and ongoing training with BAATN and a commitment to antiracist practice.
Further training and experience of working with relationships, couples, and families. I am currently working only with individuals.
Mindfulness Teacher Training - MSt Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
MSc Psychology and Counselling
Postgraduate qualifications in working with Trauma, Eating Disorders, and in Relationship Therapy
Postqualifying specialist training in Gender and Sexual Diversity Therapy
Postgraduate training in Attachment based Psychotherapy
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.
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
I have experience of supporting people address a wide number of concerns. The list on this webpage is far from exhaustive.
For further information about my work, please visit my website or get in touch.
Areas in which I have particular experience include:
- Trauma and loss
- Illness and bereavement
- Individuals struggling with issues relating to alcoholism, addiction, and/or codependency
- Families affected by alcoholism/addiction(s)
- Eating disorders and distress
- Self-concept, image, confidence and esteem
- Trans* and non-binary identities
LGBTQI+ Affirmative Therapy
My practice is for everyone and I am proud of my work with individuals of all sexual and gender identities.
I have extensive experience of working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* clients as well as those in non traditional relationship configurations.
I am an experienced practitioner sensitive to the needs of those anticipating or undergoing transition and work with adults, young people, family members, supporters and allies.
Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, with compassion, and curiosity. Through cultivating mindful awareness, we discover how to live in the present moment rather than brooding about the past or worrying about the future.
In addition to my work as a therapist, I am a fully qualified mindfulness teacher with extensive experience of teaching mindfulness skills to individuals and groups in different contexts. I am very interested in the mind-body connection, and integrate this within all of my therapeutic work.
I have experience of teaching a variety of Mindfulness based approaches, drawing upon the protocols of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.
Research has shown that people who have learned mindfulness skills which they use regularly…
- experience long-lasting physical and psychological stress reduction;
- discover positive changes in well-being;
- are less likely to get stuck in depression and exhaustion, and are better able to control addictive behaviour.
Mindfulness sounds and is simple, but can be remarkably hard to do. In our modern task-focussed lives we don’t know how to pay wise attention to what we are doing, so we miss whole swathes of our lives, and easily get caught in over-thinking - damaging our well-being and making us prone to exhaustion and depression.
Concessions offered for
My fees vary depending on when and where we meet, and are negotiable at our initial meeting.
I charge a standalone assessment fee, for your initial consultation which may be held over two appointments.
I am happy to offer a limited number of reduced rate therapy slots. Please feel free to ask about about this if cost may prevent you from accessing therapy when you need it. This offer is dependent on availability and is negotiable on an individual basis.
I am presently able to offer remote support, in the form of online and telephone appointments.
My approach is flexible and integrative. I have been trained in a number of different orientations which I use alongside one another, to tailor my approach to specific needs.
In my work I try to avoid using therapeutic jargon that can confuse individuals or 'pathologise' symptoms, creating unnecessary complications and differences. I prioritise the working relationship between the client and the therapist and view this as a collaboration that is central if not essential to therapeutic outcome.
I am keenly interested in the integration of the affective, cognitive, behavioural, physiological, transpersonal and contextual dimensions we each have as individuals, and how this manifests as we interact with others.
Within therapy I seek to engage my clients to explore the explicit and implicit dynamics of the therapeutic relationship. I am interested in helping clients to identify their own capacities for self-regulation, self-actualisation, responsibility and choice all of which underpin the process of change. I seek to work with clients to realise their innate potential.
I am interested in the relationship between the external world and the internal world, and the interaction between the two. As such, I seek to provide a forum for exploring individual experience, with a view to enabling clients to implement the changes they identify as important and necessary.
Throughout therapy I seek to enable my clients to identify and understand their problems in terms of the relationship between their thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
My approach tends to focus on difficulties in the here and now, with a view to identifying and formulating personalised, time-limited therapy goals and strategies. My primary aim is to facilitate the exploration of problematic thoughts and feelings in order to help clients achieve desired changes in the way they think, feel and behave.
I look forward to hearing from you...
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.
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