A warm welcome to my profile. I am a UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapist with fifteen years of experience working with adults within the NHS and the voluntary and private sectors.
Life’s challenges really can offer unique opportunities for growth. However, sometimes it is hard to make sense of what is happening to us, or something causes us to re-evaluate our lives. When thoughts are muddled, decision making can be tough. At these times we might feel we would like to talk confidentially to an independent person.
Acknowledging our need for a counsellor can be quite a step, particularly as many of us value our ability to work things out for ourselves. My approach is rooted in my personal experience that therapy changes lives.
Areas I work with
I work to support people to explore difficult thoughts, memories, behaviour, feelings and experiences within a confidential and supportive therapeutic relationship. You might be coping with life changes, relationship problems or bereavement or the effects of earlier trauma or abuse. You may have feelings of being overwhelmed by anxiety, depression or low self-esteem.
I have a particular interest in bereavement work and have ten years of experience supporting the bereaved including people bereaved by suicide, murder and those who have experienced the sudden, traumatic death of a loved one. I work for a hospice and work with patients, and bereaved families and supervise bereavement counselling volunteers. I also currently supervise a group of volunteer counsellors in an East London Mental Health clinic.
I offer a free initial consultation. At our introductory meeting we can explore what it is you need. If we both feel comfortable working together and I think I can be of help to you, then we can discuss a way forward. I offer sessions, both short and longer-term on a weekly basis for 50 minutes.
I have experience of teaching Diploma Level counselling training and welcome enquiries from trainees for both counselling and supervision.
I abide by the Code of Ethics of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Training, qualifications & experience
I undertook a professional postgraduate programme of training at Metanoia Institute (minimum five years) recognised by the UKCP.
- Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute
- Certificate in Clinical Assessment, Metanoia Institute
- Registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
- Professional Member of The British Psychological Society
- Member of The Division of Counselling Psychology
- PGCE Post Graduate Certificate in Education
I have also completed training at
The Institute of Group Analysis
Westminster Pastoral Foundation
I am committed to continuing professional development.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Outer London £60.00