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About me

I am an experienced and fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist offering both short and long term support. I have a Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and a diploma in Integrative Counselling. I am a registered member of BACP and I am accredited by the UKCP.

I offer a warm supportive and non-judgemental space for you to explore your concerns.
As an integrative practitioner I am able to draw from a range of theories and methods allowing flexibility in my approach to respond to your individual needs.

I have extensive experience working in a number of settings including NHS, specialist counselling services, low cost and voluntary organisations and in private practice.

My aim throughout my work is to support you to make positive changes in your life through facilitating greater awareness and self-acceptance thus allowing better informed and more congruent choices and removing potential blocks to living more effectively.

My approach is Relational and Psychodynamic and considers you holistically, paying attention to all aspects of your experience and how this may be impacting you.Through personal and professional experience I have witnessed how therapy acts as a powerful catalyst in promoting greater freedom and connection in our lives by improving emotional wellbeing, relationships and professional or personal potential.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA in Integrative Psychotherapy, The Minster Centre, London
Diploma in Integrative Counselling, The Minster Centre, London
Foundation Certificate in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, The Minster Centre, London
Certificate in Online Counselling CPCAB

My clinical experience involves providing psychological therapies in NHS services as well as low cost and voluntary psychotherapy services. I have worked as a counsellor in a number of specialist services including working with victims of domestic and sexual abuse and people whose lives have been impacted by the criminal justice system. I specialise in working with trauma, loss and transitional stages of life. I currently work for a sight loss counselling service and in private practice in London.

Previously I have worked in both creative and educational industries which affords me an understanding of these environments as well as self-employed or organisational issues.

Specialist Training:

Childhood Sexual Abuse
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Death and Bereavement
Domestic Abuse
Eating Disorders
Integrative Diagnosis and Treatment
Psychiatric Assessment
Time Limited Counselling
Skills for Trauma
Self harm and Suicide
Sexual Diversity
Severe Presentations

Continuing Professional Development:

Creative Approaches to Working with Clients
Embodied Intersubjectivity
Embodied Relational Therapy
Exploration of the Significance of Dreaming
Interiority - Imagination and Self
Loss / Private Practice
Maternal Mental Health
Men’s Issues in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Mindfulness: An Experiential Workshop
Neurosomatic Therapy: Giving Voice to the Silenced Self
Pre and Peri-Natal Emotional Health
Relational Depth and Emotional Connection in Online Therapy
The Resilience of Mind and Body: Attachment and Trauma
The Psychophysiology of PTSD and Trauma
The Web of Shame in the Therapeutic Space
Self Harm, Self Care and the Way Between
Working with Disability and Chronic Illness
Working with Trauma

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

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.


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

UK Council for 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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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


Additional information

Initial Consultation £80

Fees for Counselling and Psychotherapy: £80

All sessions last for 50 mins

If you are interested in working with me or have any questions, you are welcome to contact me either by telephone or email. I will then contact you to discuss your situation or to arrange an initial consultation at Therapy Lounge in London Bridge or East Dulwich.

Further information

My approach is Relational and Psychodynamic which means the therapeutic relationship forms an important part of the therapeutic process, where I will invite curiosity around what occurs within and between us to gain understanding of unconscious processes and dynamics. We will explore your present and past relationships and experiences to develop a deeper awareness of personal patterns and beliefs and the potential impact of these.

Whilst I understand how early experiences help shape who we are; influencing our sense of self, capacity for emotional regulation and how we function in relationships, I also believe in our capacity for change, given the right conditions. Psychotherapy provides an opportunity to witness, reflect on and revise our relational patterns or fixed ways of being as well as encourage our natural instinct to grow, heal and find meaning in our lives.

My practice embraces an embodied approach paying close attention to the present moment; exploring sensations, feelings, thoughts and dreams to deepen awareness of a psychological process and inform therapeutic interventions. I am interested in how our bodies contain and express experiences of trauma, conflict and psychological pain which can be worked with in therapy to access or understand our emotions as well as promote greater mind/body integration.

I consider therapy to be a collaborative and creative process where we will explore your situation together. I might; offer insight, challenge you or suggest coping strategies or alternative perspectives, enabling you to facilitate change. Sometimes I employ mindful or creative exercises where this feels helpful or relevant to the work.

6 Grove Vale, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8EF

Suite 60, The Hop Exchange, 24 Southwark Street, London Bridge, London, SE1 1TY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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