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MBACP, Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 31st May 2022

About me

I am an experienced Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, working in private practice in Lewisham/Blackheath, London SE13. I am currently offering online sessions.

I offer a safe, supportive and non-judgemental therapeutic space for you to explore in confidence whatever it is that has brought you to counselling.  I have experience working with a range of issues, including: anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, low self-esteem, trauma, addictive behaviours, cultural and sexual identity, bereavement and loss.

Taking time to reflect on things in counselling can help to give you a different perspective and understand yourself better. Through establishing a warm, collaborative relationship I can support you to address the issues you are facing, helping you to feel more able to trust yourself.  Working together in this way will allow you to begin the process of change.

My approach is integrative and relational, drawing on my training in humanistic therapies in order to support you in the best way possible. I have worked with clients from a diverse range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. I also offer couples counselling and currently co-facilitate creative therapeutic groups.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling and a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling using the Arts.

I am currently continuing in advanced clinical training as a Psychotherapist in Relational Transactional Analysis at Metanoia Institute.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework. I am also a member of the European Association for Transactional Analysis (EATA), the International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA) and Metanoia Institute.  I am registered with the ICO.

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


£60.00 per session

Additional information

Individual therapy: £60 for a 50 minute session

Couples counselling: from £75 for a 50 minute session

Further information

I work with adults in one-to-one counselling, offering both short and long-term therapy. I also offer couples counselling.

I have regular clinical supervision to support my work, and attend Continuing Professional Development workshops (CPD) in order to ensure my skills and knowledge are up to date.

To find out more about how I might be able to help you, or to book an initial session, please contact me and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I look forward to hearing from you.

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