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Psychotherapist, PGDip, AdDip, MA, MBACP, UKCP

About me

We all face periods in our lives when we feel stuck or overwhelmed. You may be facing a period of depression or anxiety, having difficulties in relationships, finding yourself repeating unhelpful or destructive patterns, or just looking for a change.

​Finding a qualified therapist to address these issues with is important. When it's right, therapy is a space to explore and grow.

​I offer a safe and confidential space where we will move at your pace. I work in a way that is open, honest, supportive and allows for lightness and challenge.

How I work

People often find it hard to find a therapist because the variety of models and accrediting bodies can be confusing.

There are a wide range of approaches to therapy but broadly speaking the most reliable predictor of whether any therapy will be useful for someone is whether they feel an alliance with the therapist they are working with.

I am an Integrative Psychotherapist which means I am trained in, and I draw on, a range of approaches to psychotherapy and counselling. The way I work is dependent upon the client I am working with and what is required moment to moment. Key influences include humanistic and person centered approaches, psychodynamic, behavioural, existential and relational models. These models meet and diverge at various points.

In practice this means that:

- In our sessions we’ll probably spend some time talking about how your past relationships and attachments have shaped how you are today and the choices you feel are available to you
- I am interested in how you see things and I see you as the expert in your experience, sessions are typically led by whatever feels most significant for you
- Change comes about in many ways, sometimes through specific problem solving strategies, at other times through expressing and “working through” difficult feelings
- We will meet at the same time each week for 50 minutes except for agreed upon - holidays, for a fixed term or open ended basis
- You can speak to me in confidence, I will be honest, upfront and committed to our work
- You will need to be curious and willing to be open to new experience!

Who I work with

I work with a wide variety of people having all sorts of experiences. Issues I work with include: abuse, anxiety, bereavement and loss, depression, trauma, stress at home or in work, relationship breakdowns, questions around sexuality and gender, family difficulties, alcohol or substance misuse, finding purpose and more. If you are unsure whether I can work with you please ask.

I am committed to ensuring my practice is an inclusive and respectful space for all; regardless of sexuality, gender identity, race, religion, age, body size or ability.

Training, qualifications & experience

I've worked in mental health and social care in some capacity for most of my working life. Before I trained to be a psychotherapist I worked in and managed rehabilitation and recovery hostels for adults with complex needs who were coming out of psychiatric units, prison, or, who were homeless. Later, I was a director of a charitable organisation providing services for people who were socially excluded, after this I worked as a commissioner of mental health services for the NHS and social services in south London.

​I've found what I enjoy most is working with people at depth, and outside of the bounds of rigid models or institutional expectations. 

In addition to my private practice I have worked for two years as a counsellor at London Metropolitan University & two years at The Minster Centre Therapy service.

Relevant Training & Qualifications

My post graduate Counselling & Psychotherapy training took place over 6 years

  • Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP)
  • Member of UK Council for Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from the Minster Centre
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy from the Minster Centre​​​​
  • MA in Integrative Psychotherapy from Middlesex University
  • BSc in Psychology from Cardiff University

Memberships

- Psychotherapists & Counsellors for Social Responsibility
- The Relational School

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£85.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

My fee is £85 per session. I charge a reduced rate of £40 for introductory sessions.

I keep a number of lower cost session slots for those on low income, please let me know at the time of enquiry if you are looking for this.

When I work

I am based in East London but at present I am offering online sessions only

I have one or two available slots during office hours. I do not currently work into the evenings or weekends.

Further information

Please get in touch to arrange a no commitment introductory session, this is the best way to decide if working together will suit you. Questions are welcome!

HQ Dalston, 83 Kingsland High Road, Hackney, E8 2NB

The Minster Centre, 20 Lonsdale Road, London, NW6 6RD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Please note my hackney office is not currently wheelchair accessible

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom