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MBACP (Accredited) Dip. Clinical Supervision

About me

I am here to provide a safe place for you to come and work through the things that are on your mind or are making you feel unhappy.

My substantial training and experience draws from a number of different theories and techniques that will be tailored to meet your individual needs.

We will work together to develop a safe, open and positive relationship within which you can explore who you are, why this is and how this affects what you feel and do.

Time to express difficult emotions and increase personal insight provides relief and clarity, and this new perspective will reveal choices that can result in real and positive change to the things that matter to you.

I never take for granted how hard it can be for people to engage with this kind of work, the challenges my clients have faced and the substantial investment they make when returning each week, in the hope of feeling a little more content or having more clarity in their lives.

I therefore take very seriously my commitment to provide you with the very best therapeutic experience. And, as an Accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I practise within a strict code of ethics and maintain a highly professional standard of work.

In addition to my private practice, I am a counsellor for the NHS IAPT (Improved Access to Psychological Therapies) Unit in North London and Clinical Supervisor. I also worked at the Royal Institute for the Blind in London.

If you are interested in working with me, please get in touch.

After a brief telephone call we will meet for an initial assessment. This is a chance for me to gauge if I am the best person to help you and also for you to see if I am someone you would like to work with.

We will develop a clear goal, timescales and treatment plan, building in regular reviews to ensure we remain focused on getting what you want out of your sessions.

Counselling can seem mysterious, perhaps daunting, especially if this is your first time. Please do not hesitate to call me, without obligation, if you have any questions about what I do or how I work, before you make up your mind to meet me.

Training, qualifications & experience

I originally qualified with an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative therapy which places clients as the expert in themselves, their problems and the solutions - not the therapist! My approach also absorbs theories, tools and techniques from a number of other therapies such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Transactional Analysis allowing me to tailor my support to the unique needs of each client.

I am an Accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) which recognises my achieving high standards of knowledge, experience and development in counselling and psychotherapy.

I have qualified in 'Counselling for Depression' at the Metanoia Institute, a NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) approved treatment for depression often only available within a NHS setting.

I have worked previously at the Royal National Institute for the Blind, as part of a GP surgery team, and now with a NHS IAPT (Improved Access to Psychological Therapies) service in North London.

I have a Diploma in Clinical Supervision and offer this service to other therapists in support of their own work both within the NGS and private settings. 

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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From £60.00 to £65.00

Additional information

My standard fee for counselling and supervision is £60.00 for 50 minutes, rising to £65 for slots ending after 6pm. 

When I work

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I offer remote and face to face therapy

I have day and evening appointments available on Thursdays and Fridays. Please contact me with your requirements.

Further information

I offer short or long term therapy. My clinic in Whetstone N20 is under construction and will be available later this year 2022.

In the meanwhile I continue to see clients either on the phone or via zoom.

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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I have a experience helping clients overcome specific challenges to accessing therapy, such as learning difficulties or physical disability. If you have any particular questions about how I can help you, please contact get in touch.

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