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Counselling for Professionals & Creatives | London & Online

About me

I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist based in the West End & Soho, minutes from Tottenham Court Road, Holborn, Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus Bank stations. I am also an experienced online practitioner, having offered online sessions since 2014.

I work with individuals on their personal and professional issues and crises, as well as with couples facing relationship obstacles and challenges.

You might be considering therapy because you are experiencing a painful situation; facing an overwhelming life decision/change; or you could be interested in exploring the meaning of your life.

I provide a confidential space, and take an open and unprejudiced approach to what you bring to therapy. Together, we will address your issues at present, and help you develop awareness, resilience and your own ability to bring about change and personal growth. We will collaborate on examining the challenges you are facing, make choices and decisions congruent with who you are, and discover your potential for fulfilment and joy.

I work with adults and adolescents on both short-term and long-term bases, and I have helped clients with depression, stress & anxiety, family & relationship issues, concerns over career & life choices, sexuality & gender issues, addictions, self-esteem issues, bereavement, questions of spirituality & meaning, and issues arising from cultural identity & difference. As a practitioner with an international, multi-cultural background spanning three continents, diversity and inclusion are cornerstone values of my practice, and I have a long history of working with the LGBTQIA+ community. My clients have included corporate professionals, performers, scientists, students, and more. I am also able to offer therapy in Mandarin and/or Cantonese.

I am a Registered Member MBACP of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy [BACP] and abide by their Ethical Framework. My practice is fully insured.

Starting Therapy…

You might feel anxious about seeking help, talking about yourself, and the therapeutic process itself. I invite you to get in touch for a brief discussion about your concerns, and to arrange an initial session where we can explore what you are going through at present, afford you an opportunity to ask questions, and mutually agree a way forward. Please be assured that all contact with me is kept in the strictest confidence in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework.

If you would like to know more, please visit my website, where I provide video answers to Frequently Asked Questions about counselling & psychotherapy, and much more.

Training, qualifications & experience

I practise Psychosynthesis therapy, an integrative transpersonal approach that works with your feelings, mind & body, and I also incorporate elements of Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Mindfulness & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I hold a Graduate Certificate in Psychosynthesis Foundations and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling and Psychotherapy, which is accredited by the BACP and validated by the University of East London.

In addition to my private practice, I am a Counsellor and Supervisor at The Putneymead Group Medical Practice within the National Health Service [NHS]. I am a Study Tutor for trainee counsellors at The Psychosynthesis Trust. My counselling and therapeutic experience includes working with adolescents and staff at Mander Portman Woodward, a private college in London, and working at The Koan Practice and Number 42: The Complete Psychotherapy, Counselling and Well-Being Practice, and I previously spent 5 years supporting people in crisis with The Central London Samaritans.

As a fully insured Registered Member MBACP, I regularly attend further training as part of my continuing professional development and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. My credentials can be verified against the BACP Voluntary Register [Registration 072634]

Prior to counselling, I trained as a lawyer and was awarded a Masters of Law degree from New York University’s School of Law. I worked in both the legal and publishing industries in New York City, before moving into business & financial consulting, corporate advisory, human resources management, local government and the charity sector in London, and I am well acquainted with the stresses and demands of modern living. Having lived and worked internationally throughout my life, I recognise that my formative experiences across cultures and languages were sometimes challenging, always enlightening, and I have been inspired to explore human nature and behaviour to gain deeper insight and understanding of what it means to be alive and to live well in today’s world.

Member organisations


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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have particular experience with clients facing identity, cultural, relationship, workplace, gender and sexuality issues.

I am also able to provide professional and life coaching from a therapeutic perspective.

A further list of issues I can help with, including video answers to frequently asked questions, can be found on my website.

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From £90.00 to £180.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My rate is £90 per 50-minute session for individuals, £135 per session for couples, £180 for polyamorous relationships.

I see clients at my consulting room in London, as well as online. (Due to the current pandemic, all appointments are online at present)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Availability varies. Please enquire for specific days and times.

Further information

Following the international pandemic, I now work in a hybrid model, offering online-based therapy with occasional in-person appointments in London, if appropriate and agreed.

111-119 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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