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Registered member MBACP (IdentityTherapies)

About me

We often prioritise our physical health; taking trips to the GP when feeling unwell. However we can also seek support for our mental health, instead of leaving ourselves to feel low, sad, anxious, unfulfilled or helpless.

At identity therapies I uphold the understanding that one style of therapy cannot possibly match all identities, which is why I have trained as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist.

When counselling I use but am not confined to the following approaches:

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT):This therapy is most beneficial for eradicating negative thoughts, patterns and behaviours including panic attacks. It focuses on practical ways to improve your current issues and anxieties. In doing so it allows you to maintain a healthier more fulfilling lifestyle.

Psychodynamic approach: This therapy focuses on the effect that your early experiences have had on your present life and how they have shaped who you are today.  By working through any unresolved issues you are able to let go of negative past experiences and build healthier relationships with yourself and others.

Person-centred approach: This therapy allows you to recognise your true identity and full potential through self-awareness. It provides you with a space to be heard, understood and not judged. Ultimately you are able to build healthier relationships whilst better understanding who you are.

Please give me a call, text or email to make an enquiry or arrange a 50 minute consultation where we can talk about some of the issues that you would like to work through. From here we can decide the style of therapy that's best for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling- Distinction (BACP Accredited)

Postgraduate Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (BACP Accredited)

Diploma in Counselling Skills Working with Children (CPCAB Accredited)

BSc Psychology Undergraduate Honours Degree (BPS Accredited)

Trained in IAPTUS

For the past few years I have been providing safe, non-judgemental and professional 1-1 counselling within the NHS for those experiencing mental health conditions (e.g. depression, anxiety, eating disorders), upsetting physical health conditions, difficult life events (e.g. bereavement), difficult emotions and other issues (e.g. sexual identity). I am trained to work with clients of all risk-levels including those who are high-risk/suicidal.

I am also employed as a Student Counsellor where I offer young people in schools a safe confidential space filled with empathy and acceptance to share and work through any personal issues they may be facing.

Alongside these roles I run a private practice providing both short and long-term therapeutic support for adults, young people and couples. I practice integratively, tailoring the therapy to suit the needs of each client, whilst building a strong therapeutic relationship.

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.


Additional information

Individual Counselling: £55-£65

Couples Counselling: £90

Concessionary rates of £40-£50 are also offered to students and those on benefits or a low income. Please get in contact for further information.

When I work

Evenings and weekends available 

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

The Balham location is wheelchair-accessible