We all face emotional difficulties at some point that stop us from enjoying life as much as we would like. Talking to friends and family can be helpful, but sometimes this isn't possible or doesn't feel enough.
Whether you're finding things challenging, or you have a sense that you could be more connected with yourself and others in your life, counselling can offer a unique opportunity to explore whatever is troubling you, and can help by providing you with support and understanding.
As a UKCP accredited and BACP registered integrative counsellor/ psychotherapist I work with a wide range of issues including anxiety, low self-esteem, issues from childhood, challenges with relationships, and bereavement and depression. Exploring emotions can be daunting, but having someone to support you can make the journey easier.
How I work
I aim to provide a safe, caring, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore the issues that prompted you to seek counselling.
During the challenging time we are facing due to the Coronavirus I am continuing to see clients through video and phone sessions.
What to expect when we first meet
After our first communication we can arrange an initial assessment. The aim of this is to meet face to face, and for you to see whether you would like to work with me as your therapist. The assessment is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions about how I work.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at The Minster Centre in London, and I have an MA/Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from Middlesex University. As well as seeing clients in private practice in Seven Sisters (N15), I'm an Honorary Psychotherapist in a specialist NHS service, and I work as a community bereavement counsellor with the Haringey Bereavement Service which is run by St Joseph’s Hospice, Hackney.
I have trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Humanistic and Person-Centred Psychotherapy, Body Psychotherapy, Diversity and Relational Psychotherapy. I have also had additional specialised training in child sexual abuse, death and bereavement, domestic abuse, self-harm and suicide, sexuality, sexual diversity, and trauma.
I am UKCP accredited and am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
Code of Ethics:
I work within BACP's Ethical Framework, which includes regular supervision of my work and a commitment to ongoing professional development.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £60 per session. £60 for an introductory session.