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About me

I'm a qualified and experienced psychotherapist offering a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental space for you to explore and work through issues that are affecting you. I work with individuals, couples and adolescents.

My approach is integrative, meaning I draw from a number of different theoretical approaches, adapting my response the individual needs of each client. I understand our ability to relate (to one another and to ourselves) is of central importance in life and therefore place the relationship at the heart of my practice.

You may wish to look at feelings around a specific or repeated problem (e.g. relationship issues, bereavement, abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, eating disorders, family issues or addictions) or you may have a general feeling that you could be getting more out of life and feel more fulfilled. I work collaboratively and creatively with you to do this.

During your initial (consultation) session I will ask a series of questions to help me understand your needs; what brings you to therapy and what you want to get out of it.  There will also be time for you to ask any questions you might have about the process of psychotherapy or the way I work.

Sessions are held weekly, or twice-weekly, for 50 minutes. The work is often open ended, meaning an end date is not set at the beginning. However, there are times when it is useful to do this and this is something that we can decide on together. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been practicing since 2005, and hold the following qualifications and registrations:

UKCP reg.
MBACP

Certificate in Relational Couples Therapy

Practitioner Certificate in Addictions and Eating Disorders (Metanoia Institute)
MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education)
Certificate in Creative Group Work (IATE)

Certificate in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts (IATE)
Diploma in Counselling Skills & Perspectives (University of North London)

I have experience working for the NHS, a range of charities, education institutions and private practice, both in time-limited (focused) and long-term, open ended work. I also have extensive experience working cross-culturally.

In addition to my clinical practice, I'm a tutor on the Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy programme at Metanoia Institute (Diploma/BSc/MSc).

I am also a member of The Relational School http://www.therelationalschool.co.uk/

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £95.00 to £125.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Aviva
  • WPA

Additional information

£95 per session for individual psychotherapy

£125 per session for couples

£70 per session for supervision

I reserve a number of low-cost places are available for those on low incomes - please ask about availability

I am registered with all the major private healthcare providers.


Please note I am currently working via Zoom or telephone.

Stillpoint Spaces, 23 Clerkenwell Close, London, EC1R 0AA

Brettenham Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 5AZ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Supervision is a forum for counsellors and psychotherapists to reflect on all aspects of their clinical work; where they receive formal and informal feedback on that work and where the safety and welfare of clients and the quality of the service they receive is central.

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