I am a registered counsellor and psychotherapist offering short- and long-term therapy from my private consulting room in Bexleyheath (Kent / South East London). My approach to the work offers kindness, warmth and understanding. I provide a confidential space within which the challenges you are facing can be explored in a supportive and non-judgemental way.
I adopt an integrative therapeutic model which allows me to suit my theoretical approach to the context surrounding each individual client. Above all, I value the importance of the relationship that is established with my clients. Research, and my personal experience, has shown consistently that the quality of the relationship in therapy is the key factor in a client's experience and in determining the therapeutic outcome.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) in Psychology
- MSc (Dist) in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 2 CPCAB Counselling
- Registered MBACP
As well as my private practice, I have worked for a number of years in organisational settings with mental health charities and as a counsellor within a university service. In addition to anxiety, depression and relationship issues, I have worked with clients experiencing a very broad range of specific issues as listed below.
(In parallel with my role as a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, I am also a lawyer and over the last 15 years I have worked as a solicitor in a variety of advisory and management positions.)
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
All sessions are one-to-one, and are once-weekly unless otherwise agreed. Each session lasts 50 minutes and is charged at £50.
Payment can be made by BACS transfer in advance or cash/cheque at the start of each session.
I am currently available during the evening on Mondays and Tuesdays and during the day on Thursdays.
Taking a step towards therapeutic change can be challenging. I would encourage you to email or call me with any queries you might have. If I am unable to take your call, please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.