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MSc (Psych) MBACP
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 12th September 2022

About me

I am an experienced psychotherapist offering a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space in which to help you understand your emotional struggles and the thoughts and feelings that drive you.

How I work:

I am psychodynamically trained which means I am able to observe how you relate to me, providing me with an understanding of how you might relate to others in your life. My role is then to reflect on your behaviour, whilst working with you to help recognise how your own life experiences might be affecting your current situation, and together we explore the patterns of thoughts which keep you from moving past your fears, anxieties and depressive feelings.

My experience:

I work extensively with clients with varying degrees of mental health concerns and I specialise in addictions, ADHD, anxiety/depression, relationship issues, and loss/bereavement. I also have a particular interest in working with culturally diverse clients.

Currently I work time part as a Counsellor at a London University where I see young adults experiencing a variety of emotional concerns. I have also worked for several years with individuals at Mind in Camden from the Phoenix Wellbeing and Recovery Service, a mental health service set up for adults experiencing distress through hearing voices, visions, unusual beliefs, paranoia, hopelessness and extremes of depressive moods as well as conditions including schizophrenia and personality disorders.

Private work:

My private practice is situated in an alternative healthcare centre just off the high street in Mill Hill, North London, NW7. It is easily accessible by bus and train, a walking distance from Mill Hill Broadway Thameslink station. Free parking is available on the forecourt of the centre.

You are welcome to contact me for an initial conversation via either email or phone (found at the top of my profile) to discuss any queries you might have, or to make an appointment to see me.

I don't charge for our initial phone consultation, whilst fees for the initial assessment appointment and any ongoing sessions apply thereafter.

I am continuing to see clients for face-to-face appointments, respecting and complying with Government Guidelines and sanitising protocols, and a Covid-19 assessment will be undertaken before we meet.

Skype/Zoom sessions are also available.

Although I do work with young adults, I am unable to see anyone under the age of 17. I would however, be happy to speak over the phone to help with referring to someone best suited for you, or your child's needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I hold a Masters of Science degree in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, Birkbeck University of London, Psychosocial Studies
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, Birkbeck University of London, Psychosocial Studies
  • Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychology, Birkbeck University of London, Psychosocial Studies 
  • Foundation Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Regent's College London
  • Certificate in Psychoanalytic Ideas on Sexual Perversions, Delinquency & Violence, NHS Foundation Trust, The Tavistock and Portman
  • Certificate of Training, Conflict Resolution and Mediation Skills, Resolvex
  • Training in Image and Colour Analysis and Style Consultancy, Aston & Hayes London
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Cultural Studies, London College of Fashion

I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and a member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and Association of Psychodynamic Counsellors (APC). I adhere to the associations' Ethical Framework and Guidelines, I am fully insured and DBS certified.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

If you feel you need to speak to someone more immediately, or either you or someone you know is in a crisis, please contact:

SAMARITANS: on 116 123 (free from any phone). Their service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can also email jo@samaritans.org

SANEline: on 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm–10.30pm every day).

For further guidance, support and useful information on other psychological services, please have a look at MIND using the link below:

MIND: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/crisis-services/helplines-listening-services/

Fees

£75.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

When I work

PLEASE NOTE: MY PRACTICE IS CURRENTLY FULL AND I AM UNABLE TO TAKE ON NEW CLIENTS, OR REPLY TO NEW ENQUIRIES UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2022.

THANK YOU 

Further information

I work both long term and short term which means I can either see you over many months or years, exploring issues in greater depth, or over a shorter period of time (12 weeks) with an end date set from the start and a particular goal in mind.

All this can be discussed in our initial assessment.

My private practice is situated in North West London and within a 6.1 mile radius of:

  • West Hampstead
  • Hampstead
  • Belsize Park
  • Kentish Town
  • Golders Green
  • Hendon
  • Cricklewood
  • Colindale
  • Edgware
  • Mill Hill East
  • Finchley
  • High Barnet
  • Radlett
  • Elstree
  • Borehamwood
  • Shenley
  • St. Albans

Millway Centre For Health, 34 Millway, Mill Hill, London, NW7 3RA

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

French

French, Hebrew

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom