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BA (Hons), M.Ed, PG Dip (MSTAT), PG Dip (MBACP)

About me

I am a fully-qualified BACP-accredited Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counsellor offering private sessions for adults in West London (Chiswick & Ealing) and online.

What I can help with

I work with a range of issues, including: anxiety, depression, trauma, adverse childhood experiences, abuse, illness, bereavement and loss, discrimination and oppression, workplace problems, family and relationship problems, identity conflicts, and life transitions. I support clients in finding meaning, belonging and purpose. 

What you will find

I offer a confidential space where whatever you bring to therapy is welcomed in its own time, without judgement. With open-minded curiosity, we pay attention to the thoughts and feelings that are often drowned out by daily responsibilities, social pressures and survival-mode thinking. With careful listening, we encounter your own insightful awareness and make room for your authentic self-expression and creativity. We rely on these innate resources to guide the healing process.

Training, qualifications & experience

I’m a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I’m bound by its Ethical Framework.

I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling and I’m completing my MSc in Humanistic Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute in London.

I'm a qualified Alexander Technique teacher (PG Dip MSTAT) with 12 years experience.

I also have a Masters in Education and a professional background in education, research and international development. 

I’m on the Advisory Team of Yardo, a Community Interest Company that delivers accessible wellbeing programmes in London. 

Qualifications: BA (Hons), M.Ed, PG Dip (MSTAT), PG Dip (MBACP)

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

Additional information

I charge £60 for a 50-minute session. I offer some concessions for students and those on lower incomes. 

Hogarth Health Centre, Airedale Avenue, Chiswick, London, W4 2NW

Ealing Abbey, 1A Montpelier Avenue, Ealing, London, W5 2XP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

DBS check

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