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registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBPsS & MBACP)

About me

I currently have no availability and my waiting list is closed.

Although suffering is unavoidable at times I believe there are things we can do to alleviate or at times prevent it. If you are interested in engaging with a brief course of therapy to better understand yourself, your patterns and to explore different ways of managing please do get in touch.

My practice can be described as pluralistic, which means that I combine approaches to suit your needs and goals. This gives our work a flexibility that many singular approaches may not offer. I invite you to contact me if you would like to talk with someone outside of your usual network.

My aim is for you to leave therapy having gained something. Together we will explore what brought you to therapy and what it is that you hope to get from therapy. I will incorporate different approaches and/or techniques tailored to meet your needs. We may decide to make changes to better suit your needs as therapy progresses and I will collaborate with you and welcome your input about our process, including what you find to be most (or least) useful.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered counsellor and psychotherapist with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I am also in the final stages of completing my doctoral training as a counselling psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). ​

Prior to starting my doctoral training I completed a Bachelor of Arts, specialising in psychology and dance, a Master’s of science in clinical and child & adolescent psychology, and a postgraduate qualification in low intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

I have 5 years of experience in NHS child and adolescent, primary, secondary and specialist teams in South London with clients including children, adolescents, families, adults and older adults with a range of presentations.

I also have experience working in charities and national health services internationally, developing a keen understanding and interest in cultural differences/similarities, identity, the role of language, and issues of relocation, alienation and belonging.

I am currently working part time within an NHS perinatal team.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Typically I see clients on Friday mornings however currently I have no availability and my waiting list is closed (updated May 2022).

Caya Therapy, Unit 3, Print Village, 58 Chadwick Road, London, SE15 4PU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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Additional languages

English, Dutch, German