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About me

I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist and neuroscientist based in Oxford and London.

I offer long and short-term treatment to support people exploring past, present and future challenges.

I believe that helping individuals manage difficult emotions can improve their well-being and support better functioning. This is what prompted me to become a psychotherapist.

What do I offer?

Anyone can experience moments of great discomfort throughout their life. Psychotherapy can help alleviate the inevitable painful feelings and encourage active changes in the life of a person.

In my integrative approach, I tailor treatment to the individual needs of each client and their personal circumstances. In so doing, I am committed to collaborate with the client on their needs, treatment possibilities and achievable objectives.

This is done by considering confidentiality a basic requirement of the therapeutic treatment.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • DCPsych-Doctorate in Counselling Psychology & Psychotherapy (in completion), Metanoia Institute/ Middlesex University
  • MSc Psychology, Oxford Brookes University
  • PhD in Neuroscience (National Council of Research, Italy)


  • Honorary Counsellor at iCope Camden and Islington, London - NHS Psychological Therapies Service
  • Counsellor at Oxford Men Counselling Service (OMCS)
  • Counsellor at Talking Counselling Online
  • Counsellor at the Metanoia Institute Counselling and Psychotherapy Service (MCPS)

Membership of Professional Organisations

  • Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society (BPSMBPsS)

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


£60.00 per session

When I work

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Further information

If you are interested in working together, please feel free to call or email me. We will then arrange a fee-free, 10-15 minutes conversation over the phone. It will be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have, for me to get a little information on your current difficulties, and for us to understand if I am the right person to offer that support.

There will be no obligation to continue the therapeutic journey with me after the initial call.

Should you decide that you would like to commence working with me,  I usually agree a series of meetings before we review our work together. At that point we will decide if what has been achieved is sufficient or continue with a further series of sessions.

Sessions will take place weekly at the same day and time, will last for 50 minutes and will cost 60 GBP. 

Please note: I am currently working remotely (video, telephone) only.

Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Additional languages

English, Italian

Online platforms