I offer person centred counselling, which means that I work with the aim of supporting my clients to explore themselves and their concerns in an empathic, non-judgemental and genuine way, to ultimately determine the right path for themselves in a safe and confidential setting. I also offer a range of other tools and techniques to support my clients including Mindfulness, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Hypnotherapy.
An initial assessment session of 50 minutes is the first stage, during which a prospective client and I can meet and get to know each other, so that I can understand what the client might want to achieve through therapy and the client can understand what I am able to offer and whether they feel comfortable to work with me.
If we both feel that we can work together, I can offer weekly sessions on an open-ended basis or over a fixed period of time, if this is preferred.
I can offer appointments at Farringdon (EC1), South Woodford (E18) and via video or phone.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked for ten years as a Counsellor and hold a Diplomas in Counselling and Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy, and Certificates in Person Centred Couples Counselling, Evidence-Based Hypnosis, Behavioural Hypnotherapy, and, Cognitive Hypnotherapy. I am a Certified Cyber Counsellor.
In addition to working in private practice, I have worked as an Associate Counsellor with Phoenix Counselling Service since 2010 and at Forest Therapy Centre, E18.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees start at £60 per session for sessions in E18 or via video, and £70 per session at EC1.
Lower fees can sometimes be offered, depending on circumstances and availability, and would be agreed as part of an assessment session.
Appointments available: 12 noon to 9pm Tuesdays at EC1; 10am to 8pm on Wednesdays at E18. Video/phone appointments available at other times by arrangement.