With an open mind and an open approach, I work from Bloomsbury, Central London and on SKYPE etc, with an international client base. This open approach creates an environment tailored to your uniqueness as an individual and your situation. Through this individual and unique collaboration you will be supported on a very personal journey.
You may have mixed feelings as you contact me. Some feelings you may already have identified and some may be a mystery at this point. These feelings will become better understood leading to an understanding of their impact on your behaviour. If someone has pointed a behaviour out to you or if you have noticed it yourself, then i can support your developing self-awareness for improved mental health, improved emotional health and develop healthier ways of being.
No matter what reasons brought you to this point, our collaboration will be for you to safely explore the thoughts, reactions and the feelings that you live with.
You can call me or email me, whichever form of contact you feel comfortable with. You are free to ask me any questions and from that make a decision as to whether you would like to arrange a meeting either face-to-face or by Skype.
Before calling, think about the practical aspect. For example, have to hand a few dates and times that would suit you. I will note these and check room availability. I will then email or call (as you prefer) with confirmation.
The phone calls and emails are confidential. Please let me know if it is ok to leave a message.
Fees, Location, Ethics
Each therapy session lasts fifty minutes. The first meeting is £45 and £70 thereafter. Some appointments at a concession rate are available. Please do mention concessions and I will be able to let you know if any slots are available at a reduced rate.
Payment methods: cash, Apple Pay, G Pay, Visa, Mastercard and Amex
There is wheelchair access and the office is centrally located within easy reach of Euston and King's Cross stations
Our work together is supported through an Ethical Framework laid down by my governing body, The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy which I will discuss with you at the start of the session. At the end of the session we discuss going forward and this forms the contract for the therapy sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Bachelor of Science, Hons, Psychology
Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Counselling Skills
Certificate in COFRA 121 (Compassion Focused Risk Aware :1-to-1 programme for managing sexual risk)
I regularly attend various seminars and workshops to ensure my skills are current and meet The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists standards for continuous personal development.
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
- Isolation coping stratagies for individuals and households
- Start up & business related stress
- Separation & divorce
- Male and female victims of domestic abuse
- Companion pet related grief
- Mortality related issues
- Kink/Alternative positive
- LGBTQ+ Affirmative
- Registered male SOs and relatives or men struggling with the potential of SO behaviour
£70.00 per session
The first meeting is £45 and £70 thereafter. Each therapy session lasts fifty minutes.
Payment methods: cash, Apple Pay, G Pay, Visa, Mastercard and Amex or bank transfer if working on line.
When I work
Monday to Friday, daytime and evening plus Saturday early afternoon.
Therapy is an investment that brings awareness for positive change. The amount of time and the affordability may be influencing factors on your decision to access counselling. This aims to help you consider if short term or long term may be suitable. In the initial session we can discuss in more detail which approach might best suit your situation.
This approach involves between six and twelve sessions, meeting weekly. It involves finding an area of focus, that will guide the flow of the sessions. Other interconnected topics may arise and we consider their influence. It may be appropriate at a later stage to have more therapy to fully explore these interconnected topics, but in short term therapy it is often not essential to do so. The best way to think of this work is not the number of sessions but actually the number of weeks because often there will be encouragement to do self-development/self-awareness practices between sessions. The work focuses on your current situation in relation to what is troubling you. As the sessions progress we have time to monitor the accumulated progress, so that as the end approaches you have a sense of going forward with what you have learnt. You may decide that to be enough or at a later stage to consider more therapy with me or another therapist, or to have check-in sessions as and when needed (as a back up and a safety net in moments of need). All of those potentials will be discussed as we prepare to end.
This is a more traditional approach to therapy and is often called open-ended. Sessions are usually weekly but can be fortnightly in certain cases. There is sometimes a main focus but the sessions have a more ebb and flow to topics covered, as influenced by the day. This work is varied and allows time for a deep level of understanding of the many underlying influences we gather through life that create our patterns of behaviour. We will maintain an open dialogue on how therapy is helping you progress, develop and review if you want to prepare to stop or take a break.