People seek therapy for many different reasons: perhaps you are struggling to come to terms with something specific that you have experienced, or it might be more an awareness of feeling maybe sad, stuck or isolated, a feeling that something in life has gone wrong. Engaging in therapy can be a challenging but very rewarding process and I respect the courage it takes to talk about what is traumatic or painful.
As an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist I am trained to draw upon a number of theoretical and relational approaches: Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Existential. I am experienced in integrating these ways of working in order to meet the particular needs of each client. My approach is always to work collaboratively with you. I bring a warmth and openness to my work, helping you to reflect on your experiences in life, whatever they are, to seek to understand them and build on your resources to meet the challenges you have.
Therapy sessions provide a different kind of emotional and reflective space from that which is found in daily life. I offer a safe environment and confidential space, where thoughts, feelings and experiences can be explored without judgement or needing to meet the expectations of others. The relationship between therapist and client is significantly different from speaking with family or friends and forms a dynamic and important element in the therapy itself. I have experience of working with very diverse clients to enable trust and dialogue to take place.
I offer long or short-term therapy to adults (18+) on an individual basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am Accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred.) - register number 374486.
I trained at Regent's University, London, and gained the following qualifications:
MA - Psychotherapy and Counselling (Distinction)
Postgraduate Diploma (Level 7)- Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
Postgraduate Foundation Certificate - Psychotherapy and Counselling
Prior to establishing my private practice, I was a counsellor within a London mental health charity where I worked with clients both long and short-term about a wide range of issues. Before that, I was a counsellor for a London bereavement service, based in Bethnal Green and Docklands. There, I worked with clients who had suffered traumatic loss, including multiple bereavement, sudden or unexpected loss through illness, suicide or violence, and the impact of long-term unprocessed grief.
Before training as a therapist, I taught in Higher Education and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I understand the challenges faced by younger adults, both in a competitive learning environment, feeling social isolation or when facing an uncertain future. I also have a clear appreciation of the pressures which can be felt by those working in educational environments.
I adhere fully to the BACP Code of Ethics in my clinical practice and accordingly receive regular professional supervision on my work from a highly experienced BACP/UKCP supervisor. I am committed to continuing professional development: I regularly attend conferences and further training programs. I am a member of the Society for Existential Analysis.
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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Difficult medical diagnoses
Illness and Injury
£60.00 per session
I offer both short-term and open-ended psychotherapy and counselling.
If you think that therapy might be helpful for you, an initial introductory session would give us the opportunity to meet and experience how we might work. If continuing then seems like the right path forward for you, we can make arrangements for further sessions which would usually be at the same time and on the same day each week.
Initial introductory session - £50
Subsequent therapy sessions - £60
All sessions are 50 minutes.
I have a limited number of places available at a lower rate which I offer to students - please contact me for availability.
Weekday evening and afternoon sessions + Saturday mornings. Please contact email@example.com to check details and availability.
Due to Covid-19 I am currently working remotely with clients but any appointments arranged do correspond to my availability at City Road Therapy and so will continue there once face-to-face sessions resume.
To ask any questions you might have, please do get in touch, either by email or phone.