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Thinking Out Loud Counselling

About me

Are you feeling helpless, hopeless, frustrated with life, others or your self?  Does life feel like too much at times?  Do you find yourself wondering what is the point?  Are you anxious? worrying about things that have yet to happen? Do you feel depressed or do you need a place to think together with some one or simply think out loud.

Talking therapy is a wonderful way to clarify your thoughts and feelings and make sense of what is going on for you.  Counselling can help to uncover and name the things that are troubling you or the trauma and shame you may have been exposed to in your life.  The things we experience shape the person we become and that's why I think it is so important that we give ourselves the time and space to work on ourselves and heal our wounds, 1 step at a time.

I am a down to earth and friendly welcoming person. Working in the therapeutic field since 2009, my vocation is to support people to understand the experiences and challenges they have had and to become in greater contact with their organismic-self, the true authentic person within.

First starting out as an NLP practitioner in 2009, I realised there were many things that affected people’s lives that stemmed from childhood or traumatic experiences. I continued my studies in order to gain a broader training and knowledge in supporting and helping people therapeutically to feel understood and to begin to heal where necessary, by completing a therapeutic counselling degree and child counselling and play therapy qualifications. I am trained as a person-centred therapist, integrative child therapist, play and art therapist, NLP therapist and life coac

I take a integrated approach to the counselling work drawing on different counselling theories which may work best for each client and the presenting challenges.  I work in a predominantly person centred way, incorporating psychodynamic, psychoanalytical, gestalt, relational and cognitive therapy.  I offer a private, welcoming space to sit and talk with no-judgment.  I believe the work we do together as therapist and client is a collaboration of us together looking at and addressing the areas in your life that need to be understood, processed or spoken out loud.

I am experienced with working therapeutically with children and young people, in and out of a school setting, using my knowledge and experience of talking therapy, person-centred therapy, play & art therapy, psychodynamic therapy and child-centred counselling.

I also specialises in working within different sub-communities, such as LGBTQIA+ ( sexual orientation, gender identity), BAME communities (cultural identity, oppression), personality disorders (understanding & managing emotions) and relationship trauma (CPTSD, narcistic abuse, domestic violence, coersive abuse).

Training, qualifications & experience

I am qualified as an integrative child counsellor and integrative adult counsellor.  I hold a Level 5 accredited counselling diploma. Level 4 child counselling, therapeutic counselling foundation degree. and a BA Honours in therapeutic counselling.  I am also a qualified NLP practitioner.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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


Cultural Identity &/or Oppression


Additional information

1 to 1 counselling £70 per session. 

Astbury Road, London, SE15 2NL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme