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 problems 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 and I am a member of the University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN)
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 work 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 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
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
LGBT and non binary
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.
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.