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About me

Coronavirus Update:

I am available to take on new clients during this difficult and unprecedented time. I can offer Online or Telephone sessions. Please get in touch if you would like to arrange a session via telephone or email.

Life can be unpredictable, suddenly something happens, the loss of someone you love, losing a job, illness or a growing awareness that things are becoming difficult for you. You may be feeling overwhelmed and not sure which way to turn, there may be a feeling that nothing is really making sense for you. I can provide you with a safe, confidential space which is for you alone and is tailored to your needs and requirements. I offer my clients the choice of working either on a long term basis where we can explore issues in depth or if you prefer to take a more structured approach we can work on a short term basis for typically 12 sessions for adults over the age of 18. I currently work from two locations Kings Cross (NW1) and Liverpool Street (EC2M) both of which have excellent transport links.

I have worked with a broad range of clients who have come to me with a variety of different problems that are affecting their ability to lead a truly fulfilling life. Some of these issues are bereavement, loss, anxiety, depression, PTSD, lack of self-esteem, body image issues and particularly eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating and am interested in how they impact the sufferer and also family members who support them.

As I am trained in Gestalt Therapy I believe that you as the client should be seen as a whole person and have the ability to lead your life to its full potential. I also believe that the way you interact with your environment is vitally important as is our relationship and how it develops in the sessions. You may not be able to see a way forward, you may be feeling stuck and in our sessions we can look at this, it may involve looking at difficult thoughts and feelings but is through this and looking at your part in this that will allow you to make new choices going forward. I can offer you a warm, supportive and non-judgemental space to explore this, I may also suggest bringing some creativity into sessions as I believe this can offer important and sometimes unexpected insights into yourself.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor and am a registered member of the BACP

(BACP Register Number 374112).

In addition to my private practice I work as a Student Counsellor at a London University. I have also worked at a Hospice and at a counselling service in Wandsworth. Additionally I am a volunteer research and policy advisor for BEAT eating disorders charity.

Member organisations

BACP

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

  • Transitions (going to university, children leaving home, retirement)
  • Menopause
  • Loneliness
  • Pet bereavement
  • Orthorexia

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

I charge £50 for an initial 50 minute assessment session

From then on £60 per session

I have a limited number of slots at concessionary rates for students/trainees/low income (please enquire about this when you make initial contact)

I practice from the following locations:

EC2M, Liverpool Street

The nearest tube stations are Liverpool Street or Moorgate

The Gestalt Centre, 15-23 St Pancras Way, London, NW1 0PT

The nearest tube station are Camden, King's Cross St Pancras, Mornington Crescent

When I work

Please contact me

Further information

If you are not able to attend sessions face to face every week I also offer SKYPE counselling which is another way of delivering therapy to you.

Please feel free to contact me by email or call me on 07768 825349. If I am not able to take the call I will respond as quickly as I can and we can arrange an initial session.

Gestalt Centre, 15-23 St. Pancras Way, London, NW1 0PT

2 Victoria Avenue, London, EC2M

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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