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(MBACP) Counsellor + Psychotherapist
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 1st September 2022

About me

I believe therapy is a collaborative process that requires at its heart an empathic, safe and trusting connection in a non-judgemental space where you feel safe to talk freely and confidentially about your innermost fears and worries. The relationship that develops between us is key to successful therapy. Once that relationship is established and you feel connected and properly heard, then our work can begin on improving your emotional health and mental wellbeing.

I can offer you a warm, nurturing and confidential space in which to share and explore your thoughts and feelings. Working together we can find ways to understand and manage your problems which can lead to positive transformation and improved emotional wellbeing.

Some of the presenting problems I work with include depression, anxiety, low self esteem, loss and bereavement, isolation, anger management and cultural and work-related issues.

IN-PERSON SESSIONS take place in tranquil, cosy consulting rooms where we will meet every week. This will be your space to talk about whatever has been troubling you or causing you anxiety recently or in the past. If you're worried you might struggle to find the words to express yourself, I will help you find them.

ONLINE SESSIONS are available for those who perhaps due to ill-health, busy travel schedules, being a carer or a need to be in the security of their own homes prefer to work remotely. I use the most GDPR-secure web-based video platform for online therapy sessions which can be conducted anywhere in the UK or overseas. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP-registered psychodynamic counsellor and therapist and provide time-limited counselling and open-ended psychotherapy in my private practice in Highgate Village N6 and Muswell Hill N10, and as a volunteer for one of the longest established counselling centres in the UK.

I have undertaken additional training for safe and effective online therapy and have sound knowledge and critical understanding of digital communication technologies in terms of online counselling practice.

As a member of the BACP I am bound by its ethical code and committed to its high standards of practice and continued professional learning. In addition I have a passionate interest in the latest developments in mental health research attending workshops, reading professional journals and contributing to forums with colleagues. Equality and inclusivity are built into my practice and all my clients are treated with equal open-mindedness and respect.

Member organisations

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).

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Cultural identity issues

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Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

The initial assessment and subsequent weekly sessions are all charged at the same rate of £60. Unfortunately I currently don’t have any availability for concessionary rates for students or those on low income. 

Further information

I feel it’s useful for us to talk before making the decision to work together, so offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to discuss what has brought you to therapy and how I might help. If we’re both happy to proceed, we’ll agree a time for a one-hour initial assessment where I’ll be asking questions about your past and present circumstances. We will establish whether time-limited counselling or open-ended psychotherapy would be most suitable for you – in-person or online - and agree on a day and time to meet for our weekly 50-minute sessions.

Highgate, London, N6

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom