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Accredited MBACP

About me

I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist with accreditation from the BACP. I have worked extensively for the NHS and with private clients.

I work with individuals and with couples with the aim of helping you to make sense of your concerns. The issues we can address together include - anxiety, depression, low mood, concerns with self-esteem, self-confidence and self-image, relationship breakdown, loss and grief, stress, abuse, eating disorders, family or work strains, etc.

I offer a safe, calm space where we can explore your concerns together. I use an integrative relational approach. This means I can blend different ways of working to suit your needs. I am interested in your current experiences, thoughts and feelings, along with possible influences from your past. We may find it helpful to look at patterns of behaviour and ways of relating that are not working well for you.

I offer short-term counselling - usually between 6 and 12 sessions - and open-ended support. Whichever is more appropriate for you.

I am available for private sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at my home practice in SW18 (between Wimbledon Park, Earlsfield and Southfields) where there are excellent transport links and on-street parking. Or via online media.

Sessions are usually weekly (at the same time each week) and last for 50 minutes. If a set time is not possible, I do try to be flexible. 75 minute sessions are also an option.

Please contact me via phone or email. I should respond within 24 hours and we can arrange an initial brief chat on the phone. At our first session I will begin to gain an understanding of your situation and we can agree how to progress together.

COVID UPDATE JANUARY 2022 - I am continuing to take precautions in response to the risk of catching or spreading the virus. I am happy to see clients face-to-face in my therapy room where I ensure there is good space and ventilation. Where more appropriate, I am still offering sessions online/via video.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience of working with people of different cultures, ages and backgrounds.

Issues that I've worked with include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression and low mood
  • Lack of self-esteem or self-confidence
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Stress
  • Relationship concerns
  • Eating disorders
  • Feelings of meaningless
  • Personal development

I have a Masters' degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Roehampton).

I have also studied Psychology with the Open University.

I have additional training and experience in bereavement care, relationship issues and couples' counselling.

I am committed to providing high standards of therapeutic support. I continually invest in my own development and learning. As an accredited member of the BACP, I abide by their code of ethics and I have regular clinical supervision and attend CPD events.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

My standard charge for sessions for individuals is £75.

My charge for couples is £100.

Standard sessions last 50 minutes.

I offer discounts to all clients attending sessions between 10am and 4pm on weekdays.

I also offer discounted rates to a limited number of students and trainees. Please contact me to discuss.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I work from my home in SW18 on Monday afternoons and evenings, Wednesday daytime, and Thursday daytime and evenings. (This includes sessions online and by phone or video call).

Further information

I have a background in business and marketing.

Earlsfield, London, SW18

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

Sorry, my therapy room is upstairs so not accessible to wheelchair users.

Additional languages

Some understanding of French and Spanish but sessions only offered in English.