Whether we feel alone, or overwhelmed by the needs of others; whether we want to experience less pain or more happiness in our lives, we can all benefit from a space to explore and understand our feelings.
Counselling and Psychotherapy offers an ongoing relationship with someone trained to listen to help you to explore your past and present, which can help you more clearly identify what you want for your future.
As an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor, I aim to provide a safe and confidential place to explore your experiences and feelings, help you make sense of where you are, develop strategies to cope with life’s challenges, and create positive changes for your future.
I offer an initial low-cost session, which provides an opportunity for us to meet and discuss the issues that bring you to therapy and your hopes for our work together. In this session, we can get a sense of how we might work together and whether my services can be of help to you. If you decide you would like to continue, we can then make arrangements for regular sessions, usually once a week. A simple issue may only take a few weeks for us to talk through, or you may want to explore more complex feelings in depth over a longer term.
If you have questions or would like to book an initial exploratory session, please contact me via e-mail, and we can arrange a convenient time to speak.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an MA Integrative Counselling from the Minster Centre, London.
I have previously worked within the NHS offering time-limited therapy as a part of the South London and Maudsley Trust, and provided open-ended psychotherapy to clients in local low-cost therapy projects. I now predominantly work in private practice.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the leading counselling and psychotherapy body in the UK, and I abide by their code of ethics and professional standards. In line with this, I have regular supervision and am committed to my continuing professional development.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Please contact me to arrange an initial consultation in which we can explore the issues that bring you to therapy and decide whether or not my services would be of help.
If you decide you'd like us to work together, we will then find a regular time to meet for a 50-minute session, usually weekly, and discuss whether you would prefer open-ended therapy or to work for a predetermined period.
I offer a reduced cost £45 initial consultation and charge between £45 and £70 for ongoing sessions- offering reduced cost daytime slots for clients for whom cost may prove a barrier to accessing counselling. Please contact me for more information.
Payment can be made by bank transfer, Cash or PayPal.