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Dip. Couns, Reg MBACP

About me

Please note: Some low-cost sessions are still available. Please contact me for details.

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If life feels a struggle right now, you don't have to suffer alone. A fully qualified counsellor, based in Clapham Junction, SW London, I can help you explore your problems in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

In therapy, I work with you to help you recognise and understand your feelings more fully, increase your self-awareness, and support you to consider the choices you may wish to make in your life.

How can I help?
I am an Integrative Counsellor – meaning I ‘integrate’ or bring together, a variety of different therapeutic techniques and approaches to fit the individual needs of each client. Integrative counselling acknowledges we are all unique, and that what’s helpful for one client, might not necessarily be for another. I work collaboratively with you to discover what feels most helpful and effective for you.

The sessions
Sessions are available either online via Zoom, or face-to-face at the therapy rooms where I work in Clapham Junction. Counselling sessions are held weekly, each lasting 50 minutes, and are available on either a short or long-term basis. Typically, after an initial email or telephone conversation, a first session is arranged where we can discuss what it is that brings you to counselling now, and what you may wish to achieve. You can then decide whether you want to continue with therapy.


Getting in touch...
If you have any questions or would like to book an initial appointment, please call or text me on 07803 939701, or click here to send me an email. 
A free 15-minute telephone or Zoom consultation is also available if you would like to know a little bit more before committing to a first session. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Integrative Counsellor with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB).

I have over three years experience of working with clients on a wide range of issues and emotional difficulties at counselling services in south London.

I undergo regular CPD (Continuing Professional Development) and am currently undergoing training in Somatic Trauma Therapy.

I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

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

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Critical inner voice
  • Menopause
  • Ageing/life changes
  • Class identity
  • Women's issues

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Fees

From £60.00 to £65.00

Additional information

Individual therapy: £60 (daytime) £65 (evening - after 5pm). A limited number of low-cost sessions are available. 

A free 15-minute telephone or Zoom consultation is also available if you would like to know a little bit more before committing to a first session. Please email to enquire. All sessions last 50 minutes. 

  • I accept payment by cash or bank transfer.

When I work

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Sessions conducted between 9am - 9pm, Tuesday to Thursday.

Clapham Junction, London, SW11

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

My practice is on the first floor and unfortunately there is no lift access.