I am an accredited Counselling Psychologist and Existential Psychotherapist.
My therapeutic practice arises from a life-long interest in philosophy, social sciences and the humanities with particular attention to the nature of society and the nature of individual subjectivity.
Consequently I believe that the psychotherapeutic enterprise offers radical new possibilities for an individual to understand where they position themselves in their life and how that position can be changed. It offers a real opportunity for a client to put everything on the table and to take seriously the creativity and power that is our birthright as human beings. This is best achieved through an honest and compassionate space where one can talk about and, therefore, think about oneself in a new way.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked as a counsellor since 2010, I completed a doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Middlesex University in 2020,
I have worked in the NHS for 6 years in a range of services, including Guys and St Thomas’s Psycho-oncology service and North Hackney Community Mental Health Team.
I am able to offer individual psychotherapy for a range of difficulties such as depression, generalized anxiety, health anxiety, compulsive behaviours, phobias, panic attacks, low self-esteem, fertility problems, sexual identity concerns, post-traumatic stress and other traumatic conditions. I also work with emotional difficulties relating to cancer diagnosis and treatment, chronic illness and bereavement. I am LGBT friendly.
My specialism is Existential Psychotherapy which aims to help the client understand their distress as an outcome of their encounter with particular aspects of the human condition. We explore the choices that have been taken and use creativity to try to appreciate the choices that lie ahead.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £90 per session - I do have low-cost slots available, do ask me about these if you are in training or in financial difficulties.