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About me

I am currently only providing sessions remotely via Skype.

I am a Child/Young People Psychotherapist and practice with Neurodivergency and the performing arts. 

I work with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Dyslexia, and a combination of them. My work with Neurodivergent young people is to give them a safe place to be themselves and empower them with the gifts the conditions bring.

I also work closely with the performing arts industry with young actors, dancers, singers, rappers and performers. I also work with young Youtubers and young people in the video game industry. I support them to take care of themselves whilst navigating their careers. 

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 am a warm and laid back person, and am very easy to talk to. It's very important to me to create a safe and relaxed space to talk about things.

I work relationally with the experience of my young people. I won't tell them what to do, rather we'll go through feelings 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


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.


£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • £30 initial assessment
  • £70 a session
  • £50 a session concessional and student rates

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Available Thursday and Saturday Mornings

Manor House Library, Manor House, Old Road, London, SE13 5SY

Stansted, CM24

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

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