MBACP, MNCS (Accred), Adv. Dip
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I have had private practice for a number of years and as well as having extensive experience in the charity sector, providing both long term and short term psychotherapy to a range of clients. I have experience working with a broad range of issues including grief, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, paranoia, relationship difficulties, parenting issues, trauma and abuse. I believe that given the chance to be truly listened to and thought about in a safe environment can bring about changes that you could not otherwise achieve without therapy. Your potential to live life without constant worries, anxieties, panic and repeating patterns, may be something you have never had a chance to experience before.
I am practical as well as theoretical, having studied psychodynamic counselling to an advanced diploma level. I believe in the power of the unconscious mind guiding our behaviours and thoughts. As we work together to excavate these hidden depths, you will start to experience relief, which ultimately leads to better psychological health and self awareness. I am also able to help you move forward with your life once we have uncovered what is holding you back with a more cognitive behavioural approach. Therefore your therapy has the opportunity to evolve and grow as you do.
I combine safety, security and warmth with gentle challenging to create a trusting therapeutic relationship. In this environment with open dialogue and collaboration, you will feel more empowered to find yourself, your voice, your autonomy and individuality.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
- 6 years counselling for The Counselling Foundation
- 3 years Private Practice
- 1 year Mind Short Term Counselling Service
- Short term IAPT - NHS Sessions for the Bedfordshire area
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
National Counselling Society (NCS)
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
£120.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
£120 for Zoom sessions from Harley Street, London
£120 for in person sessions in Harley Street, London
When I work
- Only Harley Street Sessions available on Thursday morning