I am a qualified psychotherapist practising near London Bridge, in North London and online.
I work with people who seek to look at and address concerns and patterns in living that might have become obstructive.
I offer a space to sit and talk about life: what’s going on for you, what’s working and what might be getting in the way. We will look at how you come to be where you are in life and how you live now. Our conversations will be reflective yet always with an eye to options and possibilities. The confidentiality, regularity and routine of our meetings provide for you to think deeply about whatever emerges, to see more clearly and to choose what next.
Please contact me to arrange an initial meeting so that we can explore how we might work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
My work as a psychotherapist is underpinned by 30 years’ experience of working with individuals and groups in a wide variety of circumstances that give rise to anxiety, stress, conflict, low confidence and inappropriate or self-sabotaging behaviour. I am experienced in working with people who seek to address:
• Childhood sexual abuse
• Difficulties in relationships
• Difficulties with eating
• Performance anxiety
Training and Qualifications
Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy, Regent’s University, London
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regent’s University, London
Clinical experience in both private practice and within the NHS.
I am also a qualified coach and mediator and a non-practising barrister. I have worked for many years in the legal and commercial worlds. I have a good understanding of the pressures and challenges that many of us experience in those sorts of contexts.
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 (UKCP)
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 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
I charge £90 per 50 minute session, including our first meeting.
When I work
London Bridge and Skype: Monday - Thursday, afternoons and evenings.