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BA, PG Dip, Adv Dip, MBACP

About me

To get the most out of therapy it is crucial that you feel safe, supported, and comfortable sharing whatever is on your mind. It's about giving you a forum where you can do just that whilst being listened to, without judgement or disruption, which sometimes doesn't happen in our everyday lives.

My clinical experience began 8 years ago at the Sangam Centre and CPPD's Counselling facility in North London, where I helped a diverse client base with their psychological well-being, and I've been running my private practice for 4 years.

The approach that I use is integrative, which means that I draw upon different approaches such as CBT, humanistic and psychodynamic, which may involve exploring links between the past and the present to help you make the decisions that are right for you.

My specialities include anxiety, depression, bereavement and relationship issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post-Graduate Diploma in Humanistic integrative Counselling, 2017; Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, 2016; Certificate in Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamics, 2016; Certificate in Humanistic Counselling, 2014. CPPD,  Undergraduate - London Metropolitan University.

Areas that I specialise in include anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and relationship issues.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£67.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Vitality

Additional information

£67 per session

Concessionary rates available to Keyworkers, Students, Trainee counsellors and OAPs. 

To schedule a session - Email me

When I work

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Practice hours:

Monday, Tuesday & Friday : 9am-2pm/ 630-830pm

Saturday: 1030am - 330pm

North London, London, N10

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

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