I am a qualified person-centered therapist. I work with individuals who are straight, gay, queer, bi, asexual, questioning and all genders including cis, trans, intersex, non-binary, genderqueer and gender questioning people. There are no issues I cannot support you with.
I have experience of a wide variety of different issues such as; anxiety, low mood, end of life, chronic illness, disability, parenting, break up, trauma, sexual abuse, addictions, low self-esteem and relationship issues. The people I have helped have had feelings that range from mild upset or worry, through intense levels of distress and despair.
Working in a person-centered way, I will offer you empathy, acceptance and warmth as you explore what has brought you to counselling. I am interested in your thoughts and feelings and I want to understand your world and how things are for you. Working together we will explore your world and it is possible you will gain greater self-awareness and understanding.
Life can be difficult and confusing and people come to therapy for all sorts of reasons. Counselling can provide the support needed to find ways of making meaningful and positive changes in one’s life; it allows people to discuss their problems and any difficult feelings they encounter in a safe, confidential environment.
Training, qualifications & experience
B.A. Hons degree in Person-Centred Counselling from Metanoia Institute, Ealing, London.
Certificate in Counselling Skills – Person-Centred Approach (ABC Awards) from City Lit Institute, Holborn, London.
Certificate in DSA MHM QAG from the Royal Holloway University of London.
I have worked as a counsellor for the NHS in a GP surgery. I currently work as a Specialist Mental Health Mentor at University of the Arts London. (UAL)
I have worked at East London Out Project (ELOP), a specialist LGBTQ+ charity offering counselling and group support in Walthamstow, East London.
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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
LGBTQIA+ and Non-binary
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Counselling sessions are typically once a week for 50 minutes. I offer a free initial 30-minutes consultation on the phone which gives us the opportunity to explore and understand the presenting issues, to discuss how the counselling process works and to see if we would be able to work together in a therapeutic way.
Fees are £50 per 50-mins session. I offer a sliding scale for students and artists. (£30-£50) per 50-minute session.
When I work
Please contact me to discuss dates and times
I have a particular interest and experience in supporting creatives such as: artists, writers, poets, musicians, singers, actors and architects and the potential issues that the creative block or the feelings of not being good enough can bring.