About me

Due to COVID restrictions in my workspace, I am currently only providing sessions remotely.

I am a Young People Psychotherapist and have specialist experience in working with teenagers and students (11-25).

I am a warm and laid back person, and am very easy to talk to. Meeting a counsellor as a young person is super difficult, but we will establish quickly that this is a place for you and I'm not very scary!

I most often work with teenagers and students on areas such as anxiety, gender confusion, coping skills, exam pressure and changes in the family.  I provide a safe and confidential space to work things through together.

I have additional skills and experience working with young people who are neurodiverse with ASD, ADD and mild learning difficulties. I use skills in play and art therapy to provide additional ways to communicate.

I am a passionate LGBTQ+ ally and have worked with many young people who identify as LGBTQ+ or experiencing gender dysphoria and are considering transitioning.

I have worked extensively with young people in the performing arts in acting, music and dance. I have been brought on to provide support for the difficulties of the industry on pressure, self-esteem and to protect young people performing difficult roles.

Things can be pretty rough as a young person, even more so if there's an issue you're also struggling with. The most important thing is if you're not okay, you deserve some support and time to be listened to.

I work relationally and have a lot of respect for the experience of my young people. I won't tell you what to do and we'll go through things together.

I practice Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling and use Talking Therapy, Play Therapy, CBT techniques and Art Therapy to connect with young people.

I work one-to-one with each young person. Our sessions are confidential, although anything the young person wants to communicate to a caregiver I will share it, and provide a psychometric score and beginning and end to compare progress.

As a young people focused practitioner, I safeguard my young people to ensure their safety and protection, and will act to keep you safe if need be.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold an extra credited Masters in Integrative Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

I am a member of the BACP. Membership Number 00826576

I am additionally trained in CBT, Play Therapy and Substance Misuse Harm Reduction techniques.

I trained at the Maudsley Hospital, providing psychotherapy as part of the IAPT program and providing group facilitation for inpatients.

I have worked with Local Authority, CAMHS, Social Services and MIND providing counselling to young people.

I additionally practice counselling in schools and colleges in South London.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • £30 Initial Consultation
  • £60 a session
  • £45 a session concessional and student

Availability

I am available for weekdays after school and all day Saturday

Stansted
CM24

Manor House Library
Manor House
Old Road
London
SE13 5SY

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
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