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About me

I am a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist specialising in children, young people and families. At the heart of my work is the belief that every young person is an individual who has the ability to thrive.

I support young people and children who might be struggling with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, bullying, difficulties with behaviour, exam stress, self-harm, low self-esteem and many other difficult emotional experiences. Key to my practice is building trusted relationships with young people to enable lasting change to take place.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training includes clinical and pre-clinical postgraduate qualifications from leading child psychotherapy institutions the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and the Anna Freud Centre, qualifying with distinction from both.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) with experience working in the NHS, schools and voluntary settings with children across a range of ages. I attend clinical supervision and ongoing professional development trainings to ensure I continue to practice to the highest standards.

Education and Training

MSc: Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology, UCL/ The Anna Freud Centre (2015) Distinction

MA: Psychological Therapies with Children, Young People and Families, Tavistock & Portman (2018) Distinction

Member organisations


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

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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£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free initial consultation over the phone in which we think together about what is going on and how I can help, with sessions from £70 thereafter 


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Further information

I offer therapy from confidential therapy rooms near to the beautiful Brockwell Park in South London. Within easy reach of Dulwich, Brixton, Peckham, Camberwell, Clapham, Streatham and Crystal Palace.

Herne Hill Space
135 Dulwich Road
SE24 0NG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

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