- Are you or someone you love finding life difficult?
- Is anxiety, depression or other psychological, behavioural or relationship issues getting in the way of living life to the full?
- Are you a parent looking for a qualified and experienced mental health professional to work help your child or teen?
- I am widely experienced and trained to doctoral level in a variety of therapeutic models, so that you and I can work together to tailor our work to suit you uniquely.
I offer you a safe and confidential environment, either face to face or online, in which to express concerning thoughts and feelings, gain deeper insight into difficulties and take positive steps forward.
I am an experienced Counsellor, Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, Supervisor and Coaching Psychologist who is registered and accredited registered with BACP and BABCP and am a Graduate Member of BPsS. I offer single session, short or long-term work in central London or online. I have worked adults aged between 18yrs-90yrs and with children, young people in organisations such as MIND, Cruse Bereavement Care, Samaritans, Primary & Secondary Schools, GP surgeries and various local authority counselling agencies.
What to expect from a session:
Making the decision to attend a session is a positive step and can offer support beyond that available from family or friends. My aim is to help you find better ways to understand yourself, or to bring about changes to help you manage the way you think or behave, to improve your mental, emotional and behavioural well-being.
Listening carefully is the largest part of what all mental health professionals do. They make sure clients have clarified the problem areas in their own terms and help them decide what steps they want to take next, with the goal of always letting the work proceed at the client’s pace.
Sessions are between 50 minutes to one hour. In your first session, I will typically ask questions about you and your life. This information helps me make an initial assessment of your situation. Questions I might ask include why you sought therapy at this time or whether there is a particular issue that may have led you to seek help. It may be however that you are unsure what the problem is, or feel a sense of 'stuckness' and may be looking for a way to better achieve your goals or take positive steps forward in life. I may ask you a series of questions about your life. For example, because family situations play an important role in who you are, I may ask about your family history and your current family situation. Other than knowing the reason you sought therapy, I may ask questions to find out if you’re suffering from any other symptoms related or not to your problem.
It is completely normal to feel anxious at first, particularly if this is your first experience of working with a therapist/coach. It can take a while to get used to the situation but most people report feeling significantly more at ease as the session goes along. It can be quite a relief to talk about difficult issues with someone who is understanding, who clearly withholds judgement and with whom you do not have an emotional attachment.
What to do next:
If you would like to set up an initial appointment with me either online or face to face, or if you have any questions, please email me here or call 07976 528826., without any obligation for further commitment. If you leave a message asking for me to call you, please leave a number and day/time that you would be happy for me to call you back on.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working as a therapist for over 15 years and have a Doctorate in Psychotherapy by Professional Works, an MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology. I also have a number of qualifications in Counselling Supervision, Coaching Psychology and Online Counselling (further details of these are available upon request).
I am an experienced Counsellor, CBT therapist, Supervisor and Coaching Psychologist registered with BACP, BABCP and BPsS, offering both short and long-term therapy in central London or online. I am also qualified to teach Mindfulness, having trained as a practitioner with Mindfulness in Schools.
I have worked therapeutically with children, young people and adults for over 30 years and for MIND, Cruse Bereavement Care, Samaritans, Primary and Secondary schools, GP surgery and various counselling agencies. I have previously taught the Diploma and Certificate in Counselling and have delivered presentations on a variety of Mental and Emotional Health topics to schools and other organisations.
My areas of experience include addiction, stress and anxiety, trauma, bereavement, OCD and general counselling and cognitive behaviour therapy. I also offer therapy to children and young people (from the age of 5yrs-25yrs), having most recently been working in independent schools and Further Education, as a therapist and Director of Wellbeing.
Sessions can take place in person or confidentially via video session online in the comfort of your own home. You will just need access to a device with a camera and microphone and a quiet room to talk from where you cannot be overheard or disturbed. I can also offer stress reduction sessions for children /young people preparing to take part in selection tests, GCSE's and A levels or pre-University.
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 Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
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
Coaching, Coaching Psychology, Performance Coaching, Stress Management.
From £80.00 to £95.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Counselling, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Coaching Psychology and Clinical Supervision:
- Individuals - £80-£95 for a 55 minute session
- Clinical Supervision for Counsellors / CBT Therapists / Coaches - £80-£95 per hour or £120 per 1.5 hours
The fee is payable by cash/card payment/electronic funds transfer or cheque
I offer daytime, evening and some weekend appointments either in person or online (via video using a secure, encrypted platform).
Monday to Friday from 7am. Some week end availability - please contact me to discuss.