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About me

At certain points in everyone lives, there comes a time when life, work, family, loss, or the unhelpful ways you cope with stress can become overwhelming

I have worked with many people for over sixteen years who have experienced relational difficulties, I have experience in working with people who suffer with anxiety, depression, work related stress, relationship difficulties, addiction and addictive disorders, bereavement and loss.  People who have been in recovery from addiction, and young people who have found self-isolation and lockdowns from Covid-19 too much to manage. 

I provide six, twelve and twenty-four a maximum of thirty-six time-limited counselling sessions. 

I also offer group supervision for student counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists and experienced therapists. 

I am a Registered Member of the BACP Association. I am a specialist addiction counsellor who works with underline trauma and provides group supervision to trainee and experienced counsellors and psychotherapists.

I know it’s not easy to approach a psychotherapist for the first time. Speaking with a stranger can feel daunting initially, though once you get through those initial and understandable anxieties you can be surprised how helpful it can be talking with someone you have no prior contact with. 

In the first session, we will have a conversation and then you make a decision if you’d like to work with me. Then we would have an assessment where I take some questions about your history and decide together how long to work together. 

I work either face to face at Borough High Street, SE1 or via Zoom. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Institute of Group Analysis Diploma in Group Work
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Integrative
  • Institute of Family Therapy Diploma Leadership and Management in Residential Care
  • Diploma in Health and Social Care Adult and Young People Management

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with young people snd adults who have grown up or been involved in care system as children 


Additional information

£45 to £60 individual 

Group Supervision £30 

Further information

Online and face to face counselling

Availability Saturdays, Tuesday and Friday evenings 

London, SE1 1LL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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