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Adv Dip Coun Registered MBACP (Accred)

About me

I offer individual One-to-One Counselling for Adults and Young People

I am a fully qualified accredited, experienced integrative counsellor and I offer short and longer term counselling in a safe and confidential environment.

I have worked in a variety of settings from a secondary school to a women's refuge as well as private practice. I currently work in a NHS doctors' practice and private practice.

I adhere to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy's Ethical Framework & Guidelines.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (CPPD) - BACP Accredited Professional Training (Registered BACP)

Short Term Courses
Psychiatry, Psychopathology & Psychodynamics (CPPD)
Time-Limited Counselling (CPPD)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CPPD)
Attachment Theory and Neuroscience - Glyn Hudson-Allez (CPPD)

Understanding Domestic Abuse - Oct 2009 (University of Hertfordshire)

Eating Disorders - Julia Buckroyd June 2009 (University of Hertfordshire)

Childhood Disorders: Neuroscience & Intervention Conference - October 2011 (Anna Freud Centre)

Brief Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy – Dr Peter Hobson, The Tavistock Centre – July 2011

The New Black - Mourning, Melancholia and Depression - Darian Leader - March 2012 (Albany Focus Group)

Hate in the Countertransference - Jane Harvie-Clark June 2012 (Albany Focus Group)

From Face 2 Facebook: Attachment, Self & Therapy in the iPhone Age (Albany Focus Group) - November 2012

Mindfulness Stress Reduction 8 Week Course - Vanessa Hope - Oct - Dec 2012

Emotional Freedom Technique - Keith Pearce ( Albany Focus Group) - Oct 2013

Asperger's Awareness - Kate Stubbings & Allan Turner (Albany Focus Group) - June 2014

New Approaches to Working with Bodies Today - Susie Orbach (Nscience) - November 2014

Borderline Personality Disorder and Mentalization - Catharine Freeman ( Nscinece) - February 2015

Losing Sleep workshop - Dr David Lee (Nscience) - May 2016


Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders - Professor Julia Buckroyd - June 2016

Judy Yellin - Nov 2016 The ‘Traumatised Client’ - Relationships as the source of Hurt and Healing


Dr Ben Weiner - March 2017
Working With Anxiety & Adolescents - A Practical and Critical Guide to Using CBT


Robert Downes - April 2018
Working with Shame from an Embodied Relational Perspective- Part 1

Robert Downes - October 2018 Working with Shame from an Embodied Relational Perspective- Part 2

Dr Ben Weiner - January 2019
Helping Young People Thrive with Acceptance Commitment Therapy

Working Therapeutically with The Couple Dynamic - Jane Netts
Oct 2019

Certificate in Embodied Therapeutic Practice - Robert Downes Sept 2019-Jan2020

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Additional information

I work on a sliding scale of £65-£75 with low cost available.

Assessments last for up to an hour and each subsequent session lasts for 50 minutes.

Free initial phone consultation.

When I work

Daytime and some evenings.

Further information

I also offer short term work with Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or Tapping)

294-296 Nether Street, Finchley, London, N3 1RJ

East Finchley Consulting Rooms, 104d High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 9EB

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Key details

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.

This is dependant of the correct rooms being available to use for sessions.

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