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
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)
UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy), BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), British Psychological Society, Metanoia Institute
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.
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
£80 per 50-minute session.
Monday to Friday (including some evenings) and Saturday
Regular appointments are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (including some early morning and evening appointments) and Saturday morning.