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MBACP

About me

I am an experienced integrative counsellor and psychotherapist which means that I am trained to work in a variety of ways to help you with your personal and emotional problems. I will listen closely, and without judgement, to what you say, and together we will explore your issues. We can discuss how past experience has affected your present-day feelings and circumstances. For distressing problems, like panic attacks and phobias, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) might help you. 

Facing up to problems and coming forward for counselling can be daunting. However, I aim to put you at your ease by creating an open, accepting and informal space. Together we can identify the roots of your difficulties, what change might look like and what steps you can take to help you feel better.

I am very happy to work with you 'in person' or online depending on your preference and convenience. I use the secure conferencing platform Zoom for online sessions. I have consulting rooms at three locations in South West London: Richmond (TW9), Hampton (TW2) and East Sheen (SW14). Covid measures are in place for 'in person' work. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Roehampton and a BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. 

I have experience of working in youth and adult counselling services and also in cancer and bereavement therapy. 

Member organisations

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£70 per session with concessions for students and unemployed.

Further information

Please call or email me to set up an initial session. When we meet you will have the  opportunity to tell me about what brings you to therapy and what you would like to work on. At the end we will discuss if you would like to set up another session and we will fix a regular weekly time to meet.

Sheen Road, Richmond upon Thames, London, TW9

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults