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About me

About me

I am an integrative psychotherapist. This means that I integrate different approaches into my model of practice. I draw on Psychodynamic, Person-Centered, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt therapy. This allows me to work holistically with you, holding and integrating all the different parts of your life together in a meaningful way. Years of counselling practice has taught me that a drawer full of approaches and theories, on their own, are ineffective. I take psychology back to it's core, to it's human basics. My counselling practice is about maintaining a mindful human presence through empathy, and listening, to build a strong therapeutic relationship. This is the true secret to healing!

Let's explore your world together.

What you are going through and how you are feeling, is very personal and important to you. Finding a person to closely listen and be genuinely present can be difficult. Sometimes your friends, or even your own family, do not understand how you are feeling. Emotionally surviving in this world may be tough for you with all the things that may be happening. The world may be even tougher if you feel you are completely alone, and have no one to turn to. The world is scary when you are haunted by your own thoughts and memories. You might be afraid of what you might do, or say, and no one seems to understand.

As a counsellor I will never pretend to know what it is like to be you and in your shoes. What I can say is this: that I will be with you, and we will explore your world together, to truly understand your experience. This is why, you and your experience, will be the centre of our endeavour. You might be afraid of this journey, and you might not always like what you might find. The journey may be scary at times, and you may cry a few tears. However, you must know this: that you will never be alone on this journey. We will trek together.

How to get started:

I would be pleased to return your call if you are interested in working with me. In my experience connecting with you by phone is always a lovely way to start, of course, emailing me is perfectly fine too. Either way, I will get back to you very soon.

Number of sessions

The number of sessions required by each person is very individual and will be suited to your needs. This is something that we will discuss together in our first meeting.

Training, qualifications & experience

Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Integrative Psychotherapy (Candidate) (DCPsych)

Masters of Counselling Psychology by Professional studies (MCPsych)

Masters of Social Work (MSW)

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)

Honours Bachelor of Life Science (H.Bsc)

Member organisations


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

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Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Psychotherapy Fees - To be discussed

Initial 15 minute phone chat Free.

To make an appointment you can either email me or call me.
If I am not available, do leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Therapy Rooms Enfield, 88 Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6AR

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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