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BA (Hons), MBACP, integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor

About me

I am a bilingual integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, offering brief and long-term therapy to adults and young people (16+) via face-to-face and online sessions.

I believe people of all ethnicities and social backgrounds can benefit from counselling, and I welcome individuals whatever their culture, sexuality or gender. Few of us sail through life without problems. As we go along, we learn our ways of copying. However, sometimes challenges can leave us overwhelmed, stuck or disconnected. Therapy is a safe and confidential place where you can reflect on what is going on in your life, explore the life you would like to live and make choices that are beneficial to your wellbeing. Our work is to develop your resilience and strength to face the challenges, increase your self-awareness and help you to connect with yourself and others.

As an integrative therapist, I believe there is no one way that works for all and I combine various therapeutic approaches to tailor therapy to your individual needs. I pay particular attention to how past experiences may have influenced your present thoughts, feelings and relationships, and help you to disentangle from repetitive life patterns that no longer serve you.

You can contact me by telephone or email. During a free initial telephone consultation, we will explore your expectations and needs and see if the way I work suits you. If not, I am happy to make helpful recommendations for other specialists.

Insurance Plans accepted: Vitalty Health, Cigna& Aetna Global Benefits

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a First Class BA (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling from Middlesex University and completed Foundation Course in Group Analytical Psychotherapy at the Institute of Group Analysis. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Reg. No. 379154) and work within their Ethical Framework.

Over the past several years, I have had experience of working with ethnically and socially diverse clients in the NHS and counselling agencies on a wide range of problems, i.e., anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, relationships, identity issues and traumas (sexual violence and domestic abuse). I have a passionate interest in the themes of cultural transition and adaptation, supporting people living in a culture different from their family of origin.

Before retraining as a therapist, I myself moved to the UK from my native country, and I have an insight into the challenges and stresses of loss and change in a new culture.

I attend regular supervision and ongoing training as part of my continuous professional development.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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From £70.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Vitality

Additional information

A fee for a 50 min session. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Morning, day and evening appointments

The Piazza, London, WC2E

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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