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Counsellor & Therapist

About me

I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor. I have experience of working with people with a broad range of issues including anxiety, depression,  stress, low self-esteem and self-confidence, anxiety and panic attacks, grief and loss, relationship problems, depression, career changes, and the effects of past abuse and trauma.

How can I help you?
I believe that therapy is a collaborative process that can help people to understand and make sense of their own histories and the person that they are.

I provide a warm, empathic and non-judgmental environment for my clients to help explore their thoughts and feelings, make sense of conflicting emotions and behaviours, gain a deeper understanding of themselves and reach their true potential. I believe in the uniqueness of the counselling relationship and the potential to tap into an individual’s inherent strengths for making their own choices in life.

How do I work?
I have an integrative approach to psychotherapy, which means I have several ways of working with clients according to the client’s needs. For example, using psychodynamic approach which pays attention to past experiences that may have a negative influence on present life, as well as humanistic approach which focuses on here and now.

What next?
The first step is to arrange an initial appointment to see if counselling could work for you. We will use the first session to see whether we can work together and if we agree, we can have a further 6 sessions.

Sometimes this is sufficient for what you need right now, or we may agree to work for longer. You can end at any time and there is no obligation to continue after the first session.

At our first session, we will discuss the main difficulties that brought you to therapy, explore the way to work together that may best suit you, and agree the details of our contract.

Training, qualifications & experience

I’m a fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Dip.Co) with additional training in Online Counselling, Clinical Assessment, Mentalising, Bereavement and Focusing.

I’m a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP 00924512). I also work for the NHS IAPT service, seeing patients from a wide cross-section of the community. I’m committed to an ethical framework, which is a set of guidelines that ensure my work is safe and puts your wellbeing and choices at the centre of any work we do together.

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.


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fee is £50 per 50-minute session. Sessions take place once a week.

When I work

I currently have availability to take on new clients for online counselling (phone or video) wherever you are.

I also have some availability for face to face counselling.

Further information

I work with adults over 18.

Kingston Upon Thames, KT1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

There are steps to access the counselling room. Online counselling available

Additional languages

Armenian, Farsi