People from all walks of life decide to work with me to overcome various difficulties, a commonality being that they all want to make positive changes. I am a fully qualified, insured and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and a senior accredited member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their code of ethics.
I work in an insightful and reflective way and I draw on my training and specialist experience in order to build a trusting, confidential and safe environment so that you feel contained and listened to. I have advanced counselling skills to help us work at a deep level, at a pace that is appropriate for you, exploring unconscious motives and needs. I am experienced in working with unresolved childhood issues as well as adult onset difficulties. I balance professionalism with warmth and acceptance.
You can talk about, and explore experiences that may be causing you pain, discomfort, stress and anxiety. You may also want to talk about things that are making you feel angry or unhappy. This is an opportunity to invest in yourself. To think about and explore issues relating to yourself and your concerns in a way that you often feel you cannot do with other people in your life. It is a place and time just for you, where you are not judged.
Training, qualifications & experience
Senior Accredited Member of BACP
Registered on BACP Register
MA Psychodynamic Counselling (University of Leicester)
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (University of Leicester)
Counselling Certificate (University of Birmingham)
Depression -Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) accredited by The British Psychoanalytic Council
EMDR for trauma
Domestic and Sexual Abuse
- Drug and Alcohol counselling
- Counselling Children and Young people (Play therapy)
I have worked with children and adults in different settings in both London and Leicester:
- NHS health centres
- G.P. surgeries
- Voluntary and statutory sector
- Generic counselling agencies
- Private practice
- Schools and Universities
I have worked as a specialist for domestic violence agencies, rape crisis centres and drug and alcohol services. I help clients work towards post traumatic growth, helping them work through the effects of trauma, allowing them to lead happier lives.
I have trained professionals on domestic and sexual abuse, to help them work with their clients who have been abused or are dealing with their own abusive behaviour. I have also provided training for professionals on working with children who have witnessed abuse.
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 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
Help with depression and anxiety: Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) is a 16 session treatment for mood disorders. It is recognised by NICE guidelines and offered within the NHS IAPT programme for depressed patients.
From £60 per 50 minute session
From £65 EMDR per 50 minute session
Supervision from £50 per hour
Video call and telephone counselling available
Weekdays daytime and evenings
BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and EMDR therapist. Recognised Psychotherapist for the major Health Providers Aviva, WPA, Bupa and PruHealth. Please call to discuss further