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MBACP, MA/Advanced Dip Psychotherapy & Counselling

About me

I am a registered psychotherapist and counsellor with almost 10 years' experience working with areas including anxiety and depression, relational trauma including divorce/separation and abuse, low self-esteem, panic attacks, addiction, self-harm and eating disorders.

My style of therapy is integrative, which means I draw on a range of psychotherapy models to create a style that suits you. I blend aspects of attachment theory, psychodynamic thinking, humanism, relational psychoanalysis, neuroscience,  body psychotherapy and mindfulness. We can work on an open-ended basis or agree to a specific number of sessions with a specific focus.

I believe therapy is about more than looking at the past – it’s about building our self-awareness to give us healthier choices in the present and future. As a client, you have all the answers and resources within you – my role as a therapist is to help bring these to light.

My experience:

I began my private practice nearly ten years ago in London and have worked with individuals in a range of settings including NHS, Harley Street District, charity placements and The School of Life. 

I have worked with clients from a diverse range of age groups, genders, cultures, religious beliefs and sexualities from around the world.

Before qualifying as a psychotherapist and counsellor, I worked as a content editor at a global media agency and a freelance journalist.

Published work:

I have contributed to Vitality magazine on subjects of mental health and wellbeing. and conducted research on the effects of paternal absence following divorce or separation. I have also written for the e-journal Contemporary Psychotherapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications include:

  • MA Integrative Psychotherapy (The Minster Centre, London)
  • Advanced Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy (The Minster Centre, London)
  • Diploma Integrative Counselling (The Minster Centre, London)
  • Foundation Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (The Minster Centre, London)
  • BA English Literature (The University of Durham)

I'm also a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), and I work to their code of ethics with every client I meet.

My additional training includes:

  • Eating Disorders
  • Self-Harm and Suicide
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Death & Bereavement
  • Gender & Sexual Diversity
  • Trauma
  • Embodied Intersubjectivity
  • CBT Skills

My first degree is in English Literature (BA 2:1) from the University of Durham.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Therapies offered

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Please contact me to discuss fees.

51 Hawley Square, Margate, Kent, CT9 1NY

37-41 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 6HH

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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