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BSc (Hons); MSc (Dist); MBACP

About me

I am an MBACP registered counsellor and psychotherapist offering short- and long-term therapy. I am highly qualified at Masters (Level 7). I have developed a particular specialism for counselling with male clients, but I am also very experienced in working with a wide demographic of adults.

Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, depression or low self-esteem. Or have family issues that are hard to cope with. Whatever the situation, my approach offers kindness, warmth and understanding. I work in a way which encourages self-growth and promotes autonomy. 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.)

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

Therapies offered

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

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.

When I work

I am currently available during the evening on Mondays and Tuesdays and during the day on Thursdays.

Further information

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.

Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7

South East London, DA7

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults