I am an experienced psychodynamic counsellor offering both short and longer term therapy in E8. I work with clients from a wide range of backgrounds presenting with a variety of concerns such as anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationships, abuse, identity and bereavement.
I have developed a particular interest and expertise in women’s health and in the issues that emerge for women during their fertility journey. This includes seeing clients during fertility treatment, during pregnancy and postnatally as well as following traumatic birth, termination, miscarriage or stillbirth. I am experienced in working with clients from the LGBTQ+ community and in addressing the particular issues that may arise in considering parenthood.
I aim to provide a safe confidential, reliable space for you to explore your concerns. Working collaboratively to understand the world from your point of view will enable us to think together about the things that are troubling you, to understand more of what is going on and to address changes you might want to make.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling in 1995 and a post qualifying certificate in cognitive behavioural skills in 2010.
I have been an accredited member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) since 2005 and a member of BICA (British Infertility Counselling Association) since 2017.
I have provided counselling within the voluntary sector, NHS and in private practice for over 25 years.
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.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£65.00 per session
In the first instance I would arrange to meet with you for an initial session to talk about your concerns and think about how we might work together. If following this you wanted to proceed we would arrange further sessions. These are usually on a weekly basis on the same day and time each week.
My practice is based close to Dalston Junction and Dalston Kingsland Overground stations and close to a number of bus routes.