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(PGDip MBACP) ->>> FREE 1st Conversation - 1:1 & Couples
Shepherd's Bush/ North Kensington W12 & London Bridge SE1

About me

Before you read further, please note: I am able to support you with Covid-19 and lockdown issues:  www.hylem.co.uk/coronavirus-mental-health-support/

If you have clicked on my profile it is likely that you are feeling anxious, depressed or sad. Maybe you are struggling with panic attacks and low self esteem.  You might be affected unhelpful patterns or painful unresolved issues from the past. Sometimes it is not as specific as that. You may just have a bothersome feeling something isn't right

If you are looking to reach out but feel embarrassed or doubtful, please know that you are not alone. According to a recent survey by the Mental Health Foundation:

  • 2/3 of respondents admitted suffering from a mental/ emotional health problem
  • overall, statistics show that psychological well being is getting worse
  • only 13% report having high levels of good mental health.

I can help you with issues including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • General anxiety disorder
  • depression
  • feeling sad
  • panic attacks
  • couples counselling/ couples therapy
  • low self esteem
  • family issues
  • low self-confidence
  • family issues
  • stress
  • Trauma (Integral Eye Movement Therapy Certified Practitioner)
  • bereavemet
  • affairs and betrayals
  • separation and divorce
  • ADHD
  • sexual abuse
  • emotional abuse
  • eating disorders (Certified Practitioner) (I work very well with women and also have a special interest in working with men as research shows that they are struggling to access services)

I work with individuals, couples and members of the LGBTQA+ community.

In addition to working face to face and online, I have a special interest in working over the phone.

My approach is integrative and I use, amongst others,  the following approaches or elements of it: CBT,  Person-centred,  Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Jungian psychology


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  • Perhaps you are feeling low, lost or out of sorts without knowing why.

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The issues above can greatly affect your well being, the quality of your life and your ability to pursue your dreams and find meaning and purpose.

Drawing on my warmth, empathy and experience I provide a safe space where you can express yourself and feel heard without fear of judgement. Working together we will find ways to help you overcome your problems. Counselling is an opportunity to gather breathing space, talk about what matters the most to you and feel supported and encouraged to make the changes you need. Therapy can help you to gain clarity, feeling less stuck and regain confidence, serenity and hope.

Becoming aware of how and when your patterns developed gives you more choice in the way you respond to people and frees you up to be yourself. It enables you to make the changes you are longing for and flourish.

How we do this depends on your background, the stage you are at in your life, the issues you are facing and any preferences you might have for a specific way of working or type of therapy. I am a professional and respected therapist with several years of experience and have worked with the majority of problems that people encounter.

Having seen many clients embrace a happier and fulfilling life, I know that with your willingness and my support it is possible to overcome the challenges that you are facing and use them as an opportunity to strengthen you and help you embrace the life you want .


***FREE First Step to Wellbeing***

  • You may be struggling with one or several issues.
  • Perhaps you are feeling low, lost or out of sorts without knowing why.

Contact me in confidence

The first conversation is FREE of charge.

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Training, qualifications & experience

Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling - (Transpersonal Psychology) (2012)

Certificate in Telephone Counselling (2013)

Certificate in Integral Eye Movement Therapy (2017)

Primary Certificate in CBT (2017)

Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders Certificate (2017)

Certificate in Couples Therapy (2017)

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with


working with arts therapies techniques

childhood sexual abuse

Binge eating (Certified Eating Disorder Practitioner)

Bullying & childhood bullying

body dysmorphic disorder

I hold sessions in English and Italian


From £65.00 to £105.00

Additional information

Fees range from £65 to £105 and are agreed on an individual basis. Please contact me for further details.


***The First Step to Wellbeing***

  • You may be struggling with one or several issues.
  • Perhaps you are feeling low, lost or out of sorts without knowing why.

Contact me in confidence

The first conversation is FREE of charge.

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When I work

Mon-Fri 7am to 8pm Sat-Sun please enquire for availability

Further information

I offer counselling via the following insurers/ healthcare providers
Healix Health Services


Shepherd's Bush/ North Kensington, W12

London Bridge, SE1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I'm on the second floor. Handrail is on the left as you walk up There is no lift at present

Additional languages

Italian, Italiano


In person

High Quality Integrative Supervision

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