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My style of counselling is down to earth, warm and supportive. Counselling is about enabling you to take constructive steps in overcoming difficulties in your life, helping you in dealing with difficult emotional issues. Sometimes we may need help with developing and strengthening our emotional resilience, so that we may cope better with situations that are out of our control, such as bereavement, terminal illness, redundancy, inevitable life transitions etc.

I like to get to know my clients by asking questions about why they decided to come for counselling, for them to tell me about the difficulties they face in their life, about their relationships, family, work etc. It is important for me to try and see your life through your eyes as best as possible, so I can support you in the way that is most suited to your specific issues and needs. Whilst I, as the therapist, do not posses the answers, by asking the right (and sometimes tough) questions, by listening and being supportive, I aim to help you find the answers for yourself, ultimately leading to a sense of self-empowerment.

I offer short (up to 24 sessions) and long term individual counselling to adults.

I am an integrative counsellor, with experience of providing counselling services within local GP surgeries and two national charities. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Code of Ethics.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, 2012
Counselling Certificate of Higher Education, University of Hertfordshire, 2010
Diploma in Counselling, Central School of Counselling and Therapy, 1998

Private practice 2012-ongoing
The Old Courthouse surgery
Oakwood Medical Centre
Elstree and Borehamwood Children's Centre ( working with adults)
Barnet carers centre

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy



Further information

My practice is situated in High Barnet, some 25 min walk from High Barnet tube station. There is parking available on the drive. The practice can also be reached via 84 bus route from New Barnet station.

High Barnet

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Croatian/Bosnian/Serbian


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Currently daytime appointments only.

Types of client

Older adults
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