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BA (Hons); MBACP (Registered)

About me

I am a professionally qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working with individuals who may struggle with a variety of issues. I offer a warm, supportive and safe environment where we can explore together the things that are going on in your life and find better ways to deal with them.

How do I work?
I am an integrative therapist, which means that I bring together a couple different approaches to help work on the issues. These are Person Centered and Psychodynamic.

How long does therapy last?
I offer both long and short term therapy, but ideally this depends on what works best for you and your present circumstances. With short term therapy, we will focus on one or at most two strands of the issues. With long term therapy we can look at multiple areas and at a pace that allows you explore these areas in detail.

What to expect from our first session
The first session is an initial consultation. We will explore what brings you to therapy; your current situation and what you hope to achieve in it. We will also talk about your history, including your childhood, family, friends and relationships.

The initial consultation will give you a feel for how I work and help you determine whether my approach is suitable for your needs. It also gives us both the opportunity to determine if we are a good fit. It offers you a non-obligatory experience to determine if you would want to start therapy with me. The initial consultation can last up to 75 minutes.

***Covid-19 Updates*** - In light of the Covid-19 situation, I am currently only providing online video sessions via Zoom, Skype or FaceTime.

Training, qualifications & experience

The main body of my training was done at Newham University Centre (NUC) and my qualifications are:

  • BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • HE Diploma Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Certificate Counselling Skills

I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.

I have a number of years' experience working with persons suffering from issues including but not limited to:
Relationships, Depression, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Sexual dysfunction, Work place bullying, Sexuality, Relationship issues.

I also have experience working with the LGBTIQ+ community.

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

Fees

£70.00 per session

Additional information

My fees are as follows:

  • Initial consultation - 75 minutes at a cost of £105.00
  • Weekly sessions - 50 minutes at a cost of £70.00

When I work

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Further information

***Covid-19 Updates*** - In light of the Covid-19 situation, I am currently only providing online video sessions via Zoom, Skype or FaceTime.

45 Central Street, London, EC1V 8AB

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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