Emotional difficulties may be very difficult to talk about which can leave us in an overwhelming and lonely place. Things might be made even more difficult by the on-going pandemic crisis as it has brought about a lot of uncertainty, imposed restrictions, changed our routines and distanced us from others.
You may have been considering counselling for some time, but perhaps there are mixed 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 feel more in control of your inner world and your life.
Counselling offers a space that is safe for you to talk about anything that might have been worrying you, about anything that might feel important. It is a space where you can feel heard and where your feelings matter. Together, we will think about your experiences to help you make sense of them and how you can move forward and achieve changes that are not a temporary relief but solving of the problem for good. Not only that - research also shows that with psychodynamic therapy, improvement continues even after therapy has ended (Shedler, 2010).
I am a fully qualified, experienced and BACP registered psychodynamic counsellor working in consulting rooms in North London (close to Holloway, Camden Town, Caledonian Road, Kentish Town, Archway) and in Central London (close to London Bridge, Borough), as well as remotely (i.e. by telephone and online).
***Due to the on-going COVID-19 situation, currently offering only remote sessions***
I am able to offer sessions during the day and evening Monday - Sunday.
Sessions last 50 minutes and normally start on the hour (i.e. 18:00 - 18:50).
Training, qualifications & experience
My experience involves working as a counsellor in a counselling centre in Highgate and in an NHS talking therapies service in Haringey. I have worked with people on a short-term and long-term basis and helped with difficulties such as: anxiety symptoms (including general worry, specific fears, intrusive thoughts, panic attacks), low self-esteem, low mood and depression, mood fluctuations, losses and grief, relationship related difficulties, abuse, unhelpful behaviours and addictions, eating-related difficulties, difficulties relating to identity and self-image, unclear life direction.
My previous background is in psychology and mental health. For over 9 years, I have worked in various NHS secondary care mental health settings, including an inpatient psychiatric unit, crisis service, and a recovery–focused community project, where I have worked with clients individually and in groups, helping them achieve their recovery goals.
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.
- BSc (hons) Psychology
- MSc Clinical Applications of Psychology
- FY in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
- BACP accred Dip in Psychodynamic Counselling
- 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
Initial consultation: £50
On-going sessions in a consulting room: £50
On-going sessions remotely: £45
I hold a few reduced-fee spaces for clients who may otherwise be unable to enter therapy.
Concessions offered for
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.