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(Couns.Dip, BA Hons, MBACP)

About me

Life pressures and difficult situations may bring about anxiety, stress and depression. Feeling different, misunderstood or wanting something to change can create unhappiness or anger.

I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) offering short or long-term counselling to individuals over 16 years of age.

I offer a holistic way of working, exploring how the mind and body are connected by using different techniques and approaches such as Person Centred- looking at what's going on for you in the 'here and now'. Psychodynamic - helping you to find patterns in your emotions, thoughts and beliefs in order to gain insight into your current self or Existential - exploring the what and why questions we ask ourselves about the meaning of life. I may also suggest using creative tools, such as mindfulness or visualisation. Everyone is unique and by the end of our therapeutic relationship you will leave feeling lighter, empowered and more confident.

My areas of expertise include anxiety and depression, low self- esteem, relationship difficulties, trauma and other issues. I also have a huge interest in the area of diet and nutrition. I will provide a warm, safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and any root causes that may have led you to become ‘stuck’ or lose a sense of who you are.

We will work closely together for 50 minutes usually once a week, as research shows that's the way therapy works best!

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA Hons Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Level 5 CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • Level 4 CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • ITEC certificate in Diet and Nutrition
  • Certificate of Proficiency

I am fully insured and I adhere to BACP ethical standards and guidelines.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Additional information

I work at two locations:

East London and Liverpool Street, EC2M -  I charge £60 for a 50 minute counselling session

I also offer a reduced rate of £40 for the initial appointment only

When I work

Weekdays, evenings and Saturdays

Further information

In response to the COVID-19 situation, I will be suspending face to face contact temporarily. During this time of uncertainty I will be honoured to support you by offering telephone and/or video sessions via Zoom.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

I do not have step-free access at my premises. However I can offer you telephone or online sessions instead.