About me

It has been an extremely challenging time for many over the last 18 months, and I am noticing that the ripple effects of the pandemic on people's mental well-being are far-reaching and often difficult to define.

I can offer a calm and welcoming space, online or in-person. I understand that many will still be uncomfortable meeting face-to-face and that sessions over Zoom, from the comfort of your own home, are something that comes more naturally to many of us than it previously may have.

Walk and Talk therapy offers the chance to be out in the fresh air in one of the wonderful green parks I have local to me, where you can explore what's going on for you in a wide, open space.

I am happy to answer any questions you might have about the type of therapy that's best for you.

I offer online, telephone and in-person therapy (not currently available) as well as Walk and Talk therapy in Beckenham Place, Crystal Palace  Park, Dulwich Park, Blythe Hill Fields and Peckham Rye Park.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Higher Professional Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy and I am registered with ACTO (Association for Counselling and Online Therapy) and a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).  I have a diploma in working with alcohol and addiction and training in Walk and Talk therapy.

I am also trained to work with young people and have 10+ years of experience of working in the community with Care Leavers and young families with complex needs, and with young asylum seekers and refugees.

I have been a counsellor in a girl's comprehensive school for 2 years.

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Walk and Talk Therapy

Fees

From £35.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I charge £50 per online/Walk and Talk session, £60 for face-to-face and have some concessionary slots available for students and low-income clients (proof of eligibility required). Please contact me for more information. 

I offer an initial free consultation.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

Additional languages

French
Spanish

I have conversational French and Spanish

Online platforms

Zoom
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