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About me

I value providing a kind, compassionate, supportive experience and treating everyone with respect. ​ I offer Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, which is a short-term goal-focused evidence-based therapeutic approach to anyone looking to improve their mental health and well-being. My vision is to use my skills and professional training to effectively tailor a treatment for my client's needs.

I use Systematic Family Therapy to help families/couples solve their issues and the symptoms of various mental health conditions, primarily PTSD, Trauma, depression, anxiety disorders and substance use disorder (SUD). 

​I use the principles of

Metacognitive Therapy (MCT)

Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)

Motivational Interviewing for Addiction

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

and CBT as my integrative approach to helping individuals.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been in significant natural hazards like earthquakes and floods as mental health first aider.

I worked at Inspire Partnership, a community drug and alcohol service in Sutton as a counsellor and also worked with refugees and asylum seekers in the UK who suffered from different mental illnesses.

I have completed my PGDip at London South Bank University. I obtained my BA degree in clinical psychology in 2005.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and also an Advanced Practitioner member of Addiction Professionals.

I have undertaken courses in NLP, TA and Mindfulness. I have done online courses like CBT with older people, UEA (University of East Anglia), Mindfulness for wellbeing and peak performance at Monash University and Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT at the University of Reading, also the Psychological first aid RAPID model offered by Johns Hopkins University.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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.


From £60.00 to £80.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I see clients in a remote/online setting for £60 and also face to face in a clinic in Banstead SM7, for £80.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Castle House, London, SM7 3BT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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