I know from experience that it can be hard to know where to start, and to take the first step to find a counsellor. Especially if feeling uncertain, vulnerable or anxious. I welcome you to contact me for an initial chat. We can figure things out from there.
My practice is built on my personal experience with mental health and life challenges, over 25 years as a consultant and director in international business, as well as my professional training as a person-centered counsellor.
I offer a non-judgmental, empathetic and authentic counselling relationship.
At present I work both on Zoom (for online video sessions), and in-person (in Central and South London).
Please feel free to reach out by email if you would like to explore how we could work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a certified, person-centred counsellor, and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I completed my Higher Professional Diploma at Lewisham Counselling & Counsellor Training Associates (LC&CTA) in London. Prior to that I studied psychodynamic counselling (Certificate of Higher Education) at Birkbeck College, University of London.
My continuing professional development training has included certification for: Online and Telephone Counselling; Ethical Counselling in Substance Misuse; and working with young people (16+).
I have experience counselling adults and young people through my private practice, in a counselling agency, and at a London sixth-form college.
In addition to my individual client work, I am a Personal and Professional Development (PPD) group tutor on the Higher Professional Diploma (Level 4-5) counselling course at LC&CTA, where I also teach a Level 2 Counselling Skills certificate course.
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
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
From £55.00 to £95.00
Free initial online session
Concessions offered for
Initial chat: No fee
Online sessions (on Zoom): From £55 (concession) to £75 (standard)
In-person sessions (London*): From £75 (concession) to £95 (standard)
*London Locations (by appointment):
- Soho: Until Soho, WC2 / W1D (between Charing Cross Road & Greek Street).
- City: London Bridge / Borough, SE1 (on Borough High Street).
- South: West Norwood, SE27 (at the South London Theatre).
When I work
For current session availability, or to book a session online, please visit: https://www.sentiawellbeing.com/booking
Alternatively, please send me an email, and we can figure something out.