Emotional difficulties may be very difficult to talk about which can leave us in an overwhelming and lonely place. You may have been considering talking therapy for some time, but perhaps there are conflicting feelings about it. It is very natural to feel this way. However, I would like to encourage you to take the step and reach out because counselling can offer an invaluably rewarding experience of understanding yourself better, deeply, helping you to feel more in control of your inner world and your life.
Confidential, objective and non-judgmental counselling setting creates a space that is safe for you to talk about anything that might have been worrying you, about anything that might feel important. Together, we will think about your experiences to help you make sense of them, which will open opportunities to developing new perspectives and more helpful ways of coping and relating.
I work with clients in consulting rooms in Highbury & Islington and London Bridge, as well as online.
Sessions last 50 minutes and take place once a week. We will agree a time and day that is convenient to us both and will be meeting at the same time each week.
I am a registered provider for Vitality Insurance, so a course of funded counselling may be available through them.
Training, qualifications & experience
My experience involves working at a counselling centre in Highgate and in an NHS talking therapies (IAPT) service in Haringey. I have worked with people on a short-term and long-term basis and helped with anxiety-related difficulties (e.g. general worry, specific fears, intrusive thoughts, panic attacks), low self-esteem, low mood and depression, loss and grief, relationship difficulties, unhelpful behaviours, eating-related difficulties, psychosomatic issues, difficulties related to identity and self-image, unclear life direction and others.
My previous background is in psychology and mental health. For 10 years I have worked in various NHS secondary care mental health settings, including an inpatient psychiatric unit, crisis service, and a recovery-rehabilitation service, where I have worked with clients therapeutically individually and in groups, helping them achieve their recovery goals. Currently, I work in private counselling practice and as a specialist mental health mentor in higher education.
I have worked in very diverse boroughs with very diverse populations, including different cultural, racial, ethnic, religious backgrounds, adults of different age groups, genders and sexual orientations, different walks of life, and so I welcome all to my practice.
- BSc (hons) Psychology
- MSc Clinical Applications of Psychology
- FY in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
- BACP accred Dip in Psychodynamic Counselling
- Clinical Qualification in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (in progress)
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (380815)
- British Psychological Society (435756)
- European Association for Counselling (IM2002)
- Lithuanian Psychological Association (active member).
As a member of these professional-standard bodies, I am bound to abide by the code of ethical and professional practice which includes ensuring clients' safety and confidentiality, and my commitment to maintaining high professional standards through on-going supervision and professional development.
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
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
£60.00 per session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Informal brief telephone conversation: FREE
Weekly sessions: £60
I hold a few reduced-fee spaces for individuals who may not afford to pay the full fee.
Please enquire about my availability.
I understand that beginning therapy can feel daunting, especially for the first time, as there might be a lot of uncertainty and conflicting feelings about counselling. At the very least, it is about opening up about own very personal experiences to a stranger. I therefore invite you to meet for an obligation-free initial consultation, which can be a chance for you to meet me and see if you would like to continue working with me. It can also be a chance to ask questions and find out more about counselling.
During the consultation, we will explore your reasons for seeking therapy and what you would like to gain from it. I will ask some questions about your current circumstances to get a better understanding of your situation and how I can help. If we agree to work together, we will begin therapy in subsequent sessions. We will agree on a day and a time that suits us both and will be meeting at the same time each week.
If you would like to start counselling, or have any questions, or simply would like to find out more - please get in touch.
With warmest wishes,