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BSc (Hons) MBACP (Accred)

About me

I am experienced BACP Accredited therapist and clinical supervisor, and my approach is predominantly psychodynamic which means a talking and listening therapy that seeks to deepen understanding of the deeper patterns in our relationships with others and ourselves.  Doing so is immensely empowering.  I also work using supportive counselling and cognitive behaviour therapy.  I value my work with adults of all ages, as well as with young people aged 13+, and I also have extensive experience of student and young person mentoring.  

In all my work I place great emphasis upon the working relationship that develops between us and which forms a vital part of the experience.  Let's try together to understand you better, and help you to find your way forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a degree in Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (BSc 1st Class honours) from Birkbeck, University of London.

Before this I attained a Foundation Degree, also in Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, at Birkbeck (this was my qualifying course).

I have also studied through the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust (Intercultural Psychodynamic Psychotherapy) and the Society of Analytical Psychology (Certificate in Psychodynamic Supervision - ongoing).

As well as my private psychotherapy practice, I was a specialist student mentor for students with mental and physical health conditions at Kingston University from 2016-2018.  I was an adolescent mentor at Action for Children in 2012-13.

I regularly undertake ongoing professional development.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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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From £85.00 to £95.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

My session fee for clinical supervision is from £70

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My availability tends to be fluid - get in touch to find my current availability.

Further information

I can see patients up to twice a week.

3 Arlington Road, Surbiton, London - South West, KT6 6BN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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I practice full time from dedicated comfortable rooms in Surbiton, and also offer online sessions normally through Zoom. Unfortunately I have 4 steps leading up to my therapy room, however I am able to see clients online or offer telephone counselling.

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In person

I value offering clinical supervision which is underpinned by psychodynamic understanding, mindful of the deeper dynamics between you and your client.

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