There are many reasons why therapy may be right for you at this time. You may be feeling stuck, depressed or anxious; you may be going through a transitionary phase in life, are having relationship issues, or perhaps you are feeling lost.
Whether you're driven by a desire to better understand why you are the way you are, make sense of a situation, or feel that something needs to shift - you will be truly heard, prized and safe in this space.
It is daunting when embarking upon this journey of self-discovery and growth. That's why it's important to find a therapist with whom you really connect.
What you can expect from me, first and foremost, is an acceptance and understanding of your unique experience. We will go at your pace. Whether you want to explore the past, present or future, I will guide the sessions to help you gain clarity and develop calmness, resilience and self-compassion. And through the therapeutic process, the choices that are right will present themselves, as you move towards your fullest potential.
Training, qualifications & experience
My counselling training lasted for more than four years. I have a prof.dip. in Therapeutic Counselling and Levels 1 - 3 cert. in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling. I have a BA honours degree from the University of Westminster, and am currently training in the Psychoanalytic tradition at the internationally recognised NHS run institution, the Tavistock.
I'm lucky to have worked with a wide client base, adults and young people from all walks of life. Much of my work is working with members of BAME and LGBQTI+ communities.
I've successfully and effectively worked with the following issues:
- trauma and PTSD
- emotional and sexual abuse
- childhood issues, abuse and neglect
- self harm
- suicidal ideation
- social anxiety
- feeling 'stuck'
- identity crisis including religious, cultural and spiritual
- relationship issues
- bereavement and loss
- low self-esteem
- family breakdown
I have a particular interest in childhood trauma and am professionally growing in this area.
I am a member of the British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling.
As well as private practice, I work as a counsellor in the charitable sector.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£55.00 per session
Concessions offered for
I offer short and long term therapy in-person and via zoom and telephone.
My fees are £55 per session, including the initial session. I have a limited number of reduced fee spaces for those on a low income or trainee counsellors.
We meet for 50 minutes at the same time and day each week (or more frequently).
I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have via email or telephone.
If you like, we can arrange an initial session to further our discussions and find out how therapy could work for you.