Every professional displayed on Counselling Directory has been independently verified by our team to ensure they have suitable credentials to practise.
This professional is available for new clients.
This professional is available for new clients.
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, and I offer both short-term counselling and longer term, open-ended psychotherapy, depending on your needs.
I work with all aspects of anxiety and/or depression. These can be as a result of, for example, loss, family and/or relationship breakdown, medical issues, identity or struggles in the workplace.
I welcome all adult clients (18+) for short or long term work and have experience of a wide range of issues. I have particular experience working with young adults 18-30, and in perinatal work.
My work for ten years as a University counsellor encompassed many issues affecting people today, including body and/or gender dysphoria, perfectionism and procrastination, transitioning, social anxiety, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders and performance anxiety (work, social or sexually associated).
As a perinatal Women's Health Counsellor in two NHS Hospitals for several years, I am also experienced in ante- and post-natal depression, alongside all issues associated with pregnancy and birth, including miscarriage, termination and foetal abnormality. I work with the individual parent, or the couple (please note that this couple work is focussed on how you are managing the pregnancy/birth/parenting as a couple, rather than your long term relationship, which would require a couples' therapist).
Issues that arise in my work are many and complex, but through my experience of listening to clients with a diverse range of psychological and emotional difficulties, I believe that talking things through with a trained professional really can help you to begin to find new ways to cope.
My work is based on psychodynamic principles. In short, this means that while I focus on how you feel today, I also take into account your past relationships and experiences, including your childhood, and how these may unconsciously be influencing your present feelings and behaviour.
You are welcome to come and see me in my private practice. I work from my consulting room in Finsbury Park (London N4), easily accessible on public transport. I also offer sessions online. My practice offers a warm, safe and confidential setting, where you are free to speak in confidence without fear of being judged or criticised.
I also offer counselling and psychotherapy sessions to therapists in training, and I am a WPF-trained supervisor.
If you would like to discuss an appointment, or ask any further questions, please phone or email me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, and trained at Birkbeck, University of London.
I have completed a Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust short course in couples counselling.
I am a qualified Supervisor (Westminster Pastoral Foundation) and have supervised Student Counsellors in their work.
I am an Accredited and Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Before training as a counsellor, I worked as a journalist.
Women's Health Counsellor in two London NHS hospitals. This involved helping women and their partners managing all sorts of anxieties associated with fertility, ante- and post-natal depression, pregnancy loss, difficult childbirth, neonatal loss, adjusting to new parenthood.
Counsellor in a GP practice, seeing patients with a very wide range of problems.
Student counsellor (both University and Performing Arts), working with all issues associated with life development and its impact on learning.
Ten years of private practice.
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.
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
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
Loss of a child
Performance art issues
Procrastination and perfectionism
£60.00 - £95.00
Concessions offered for
I have a limited number of sessions reserved for those on a low income, or experiencing financial hardship. This is available on discretion and can be discussed at the initial consultation.
When I work
Please do ask.
Location and transport links
OneTwoFive Therapy Rooms are at 125 Hanley Road, Finsbury Park/Stroud Green. The nearest tube station is Finsbury Park on the Victoria and Piccadilly Lines (12 mins walk). There is also overground at Finsbury Park and Crouch Hill overground station is 2 minutes away.
Bus routes W3, W7 and 210 all stop within 1 minutes walk. Pay & display parking is available on Sparsholt Rd, Japan Crescent, Mount Pleasant Crescent.