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About me

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I have over 25 years’ experience of working with individuals and couples at a number of agencies, charities and in private practice whereby there is a sense of unease with a past or present situation, a crisis has occurred which feels daunting, or meaning ascribed to aspects of day to day life has changed.

My therapeutic orientation is integrative, influenced by existential-phenomenological thinking. In practise I aim to create a compassionate, safe and confidential environment in order to develop a working partnership, thus allowing my clients to better understand and clarify their views and values about life and experience of living. This journey calls for personal honesty and reflection on responsibilities. I believe psychotherapy creates opportunity for insights and extends a capacity for choice and decision, within the context of the unique dilemmas being considered. It is a space where my clients can consciously embrace and change how they would like to live.

Each person has individual needs and I have experienced using a short-term brief therapy model (6–12 weeks) and an open-ended long-term basis with a wide range of presenting issues to support my clients in finding their solutions. These have included (but not limited to) affairs and betrayals, bereavement, expatriates, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, relationship unease, sexuality, shopping addiction and work-related stress.

I offer therapy face to face, via Zoom, Skype and telephone.

Training, qualifications & experience

Membership of professional bodies

UKCP-registered (1998 – Present)

Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College
Regent’s School of Psychotherapy and Psychology

European Certificate of Psychotherapy (EAP)-registered (2009 – Present)

Nederlands Gilde Voor Health Counselling en Psychotherapie (NGVH)-registered (2009 – 2012)

The New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling

Certificate in Existential Group Work (2004)

Certificate in Existential Supervision & Training (2001)

Regent’s University, School of Psychotherapy and Psychology

Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy (1997 – 1998)

Diploma in Counselling (1995 -1997)

Introduction to Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy (1994)

Certificate in the Fundamentals of Psychotherapy and Counselling (1993)

Camberwell School of Art

BA (Hons) in 3D Design (1985)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Shopping addiction


Additional information

Individual sessions last 50 minutes - £80.00

Couple sessions last 60 minutes - £95.00

Payment by cash or internet banking. Cancellation policy – 48 hours’ notice, otherwise payment is required.

When I work

Monday - Friday Daytime and Evenings

Room 2, Elizabeth House, 39 York Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 7NQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Additional languages



In person

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