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MBACP

About me

I'm an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I provide a safe, supportive and confidential space to help build a trusting therapeutic relationship in order for you to feel really heard. I believe this will help you feel comfortable to explore any issues that you may be finding hard to deal with like major life changes brought on through bereavement and loss, trauma or relationship issues. I will help you explore what's happening in the here and now and may use the past and early experiences to help make sense of repeated patterns and unhelpful behaviours.

I combine aspects from different models of therapy to best help each unique person. I draw upon the humanistic philosophies offering a warm, empathic and non-judgmental space to build a good relationship in order to better understand your difficulties and needs. I use psychodynamic concepts to explore unconscious processes and the impact that childhood events and relationships may have in the present. I will help you reach your goals whether that’s finding peace of mind, reaching your full potential or moving forward with your life with a better understanding of who you are and where you want to be.

I work in private practice at The Awareness Centre in Clapham and Body and Mind Centre in Brixton as well as working with clients online. I have volunteered for many years with a children’s hospice offering support and bereavement counselling to parents and carers of children with life limiting conditions and disabilities and have undertaken extensive bereavement counselling training. I have worked in an NHS practice and for charities such as Mind helping clients with common mental health issues.

My experience includes a variety of issues such as:

  • abuse
  • anxiety
  • working with carers
  • depression
  • self-esteem
  • bereavement and loss
  • domestic abuse
  • relationship issues
  • identity issues
  • workplace stress

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and courses

  • CPCAB Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Extensive Bereavement training and experience
  • Working with Grieving Couples
  • The Inflammatory Response: Understanding inflammation and immune system in states of mind
  • Everyday Mindful and Mindfulness in Practice
  • Bereavement complicated by Abuse
  • Open University/BACP How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer

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

Additional information

Fees

£65 - 50 minute session

When I work

Currently available for weekday appointments.

Clapham, London, SW4 9JX

Brixton, London, SW2 5UL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults