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About me

I am a counsellor specialising in the treatment of anxiety, depression, stress, addiction, issues with self-esteem or relationships,  ADHD, and repeating patterns of behaviour you’d like to change.

Trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, my practice has developed to emphasise the relationship between therapist and client and to create a safe, understanding environment in which your presenting issues can be explored and better understood. I continue to be committed to my professional development, attending a number of professional development seminars and conferences during 2020 and 2021, and have recently undertaken training in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder, addiction, and sexual issues including pornography addiction, and sex and love addiction. 

Having been diagnosed with Combined-Type ADHD in 2021, I lead monthly support groups for the charity ADHD UK, and work with numerous ADHD clients and those across the neurodiversity spectrum.

I endeavour to work in a way which does not pathologise any protected characteristic such as sexuality, race, religion, disability, or gender identity or expression.

I otherwise work exclusively in private practice from my home in Whetstone, N20 and offer sessions five days a week either in-person or online via Zoom, Skype, Google Meet or Microsoft Teams. My standard fee for sessions is £60, payable by bank transfer, credit or debit card, or Apple or Google Pay.

I love my work, and while the journey of therapy can be challenging, being a witness to my clients change has been an experience for which I am continually thankful.  I believe very strongly that someone’s financial position should not be a barrier to them seeking counselling help, and I am able to offer affordable sessions to those on low incomes, or to students or key workers.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am Psychodynamically-trained counsellor and regularly work with clients with depression, issues with self-esteem, anxiety, relationship and/or sexual issues, bereavement, loneliness, panic disorder, separation and divorce, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Psychosis.

I lead monthly ADHD support groups for the charity ADHD UK, and am currently studying neuropsychology with the University of Chicago. 

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £50.00 to £75.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

My standard fee ranges from £50-75 per hour, but some concessionary rates are available.

I charge £60 for an initial assessment and discussions about subsequent fees make up part of the initial assessment process, and are set for the duration of the work.

When I work

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Flexible appointment times.

Whetstone, London, N20

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Skype
Zoom

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