I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor working with children, adolescents and adults as an in private practice and as an adoption specialist therapist. I have an MA in Art Psychotherapy and am accredited by the HCPC. I am also a Registered Member of BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists)
I offer a safe, non-judgemental space where you can express your thoughts and feelings, helping you to manage and contain your difficulties and empower you to explore and make sense of and understand your struggles. By placing an individual's needs first, I tailor my approach to suit each client using a mixture of verbal, art and dyadic psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked therapeutically with children, adolescents and adults living with anxiety, depression, complex mental health difficulties, disability, illness and adverse life experiences. I have experience working in a variety of settings including schools, the NHS and women’s centres.
I have worked at a domestic and sexual violence charity; giving therapy to children and adolescents with complex trauma and suffering with the adverse effects associated with the experience of attachment disruption, abuse and family separation.
I have a special interest and training in attachment disorders and childhood and adolescent trauma. My consultancy work is with children in adoption, kinship and foster care and am a registered independent adoption therapist with Adopt West London. I am also a registered Barnardo's LINK service Adoption Therapist.
I also have further training and experience in giving therapy to members of the LGBTQ+ communities.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I can also offer dyadic therapy, which involves working with a parent/caregiver and child together. It is a way of working which focuses directly on the child’s primary attachment relationship. The therapist does not become the child’s therapist or the caregiver’s therapist but the relationship’s therapist.
Concessions offered for
My session fees begin at £75. I do offer some concessionary appointments based on your circumstances. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss this further.
Please get in touch to enquire about my availability.