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Psychotherapist & Psychologist CPsychol, UKCP, BACP

About me

I am an experienced and friendly HCPC/UKCP/BACP registered psychotherapist and psychologist based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, and Ealing, West London, offering weekly 50-minute sessions throughout the week and on Saturday morning.

I work collaboratively with people to resolve problems, holding in mind that every person is unique. The pace of therapy, the issues we address, and how we address them are tailored to the individual. I have a deep respect for the humanity and goals of every client I see, irrespective of age, race, gender or sexuality.

Issues I work with

Not everyone comes with one specific difficulty, but the range of issues I have worked with include anxiety and panic, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, bereavement and loss, relationship issues, family issues, and historical or recent trauma. I also work with loss of meaning in life, low self-esteem and decision making about the future.

What happens next

Once you have made contact, I will offer you a short phone call (free of charge) so you can tell me more about yourself, and decide if you would like to book a first session. Both short and long term therapy are available.

During our sessions, we may focus on current life events, or explore the impact of past experiences, or both.   My clients often identify unhelpful patterns of behaviour, realise ways in which they have been limiting themselves, and gain new perspectives on life.

The benefits of psychotherapy and counselling include better relationships, and being able to live more calmly and optimistically in the present, with purpose, instead of getting caught up in feelings of frustration, anxiety, depression, anger or regret. You will find you can reconnect with yourself on a deeper level, with a renewed sense of your values, strengths and goals.

My training is in Counselling Psychology and Integrative Psychotherapy. I use ideas from psychology, neurobiology, family systems, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and relational psychotherapy. I have a specialist research interest in later life bereavement and loss.

Please contact me if you would like to have a chat about what I offer, or to arrange a first session.  

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional qualifications:

Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (Middlesex Uni/Metanoia Institute)

Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Integrative Psychotherapy (Middlesex Uni/Metanoia Institute)

Foundation Certificate in CBT (Metanoia Institute)

Professional memberships:

UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy), BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), British Psychological Society, Metanoia Institute

Other qualifications:

DPhil Psychology (Sussex University)
BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Durham)

I qualified as a Psychotherapist at Middlesex University and Metanoia Insitute. I have been counselling clients for more than 12 years in different community, NHS and private settings in London, and have worked with people of different ages and from a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds. I am also an experienced assessor, having worked in this capacity for two counselling organisations.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


From £80.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

£80 per 50-minute session.  

When I work

Monday to Friday (including some evenings) and Saturday

Further information

Regular appointments are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (including some early morning and evening appointments) and Saturday morning.

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52

Ealing, London, W13

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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