In these uncertain and anxious times, with COVID-19 forcing us to isolate ourselves and be less connected, I am able to offer online therapy to help you through this difficult and overwhelming situation. This would either be through video or telephone sessions depending on your access to the internet.
I offer both short and long-term psychotherapy and counselling in an inclusive, non-judgmental environment in which we can work together to better understand whatever might be troubling you.
As a modern and forward-thinking practitioner I will work collaboratively with you, focusing on developing an honest therapeutic relationship based on mutual respect. I do this by talking together about you and your life. In this way, you can begin to better understand the difficulties you may be having and the reasons they persist.
You may be considering therapy because of an existing mental health issue. It could be that you are feeling anxious or depressed. Perhaps a specific event has triggered some difficult emotions, or maybe you are not sure why you feel like you do?
Modern life, particularly in a big city, can be hard to navigate. The pressures of juggling work, relationships and socialising in the digital age may feel isolating and you don’t know who to talk to. I hope that whatever has brought you to counselling, you can talk to me.
On contacting me, we can arrange an initial meeting which will give you the chance to meet me and for us to discuss how we may best work together. There is no obligation to continue with ongoing therapy after this meeting.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MSc in psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy as well as a diploma in counselling. I also have a BA in history of art. I am a registered member of the BACP (MBACP) and fully abide by their code of ethics within my practice.
In addition to working in private practice, I work as a student counsellor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and have worked at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Before training I spent many years in various demanding business roles and thus have a wide range of experience working with individuals and in organisations within and beyond the field of psychotherapy.
I am fully insured and my work is supervised, and I continue to attend workshops and seminars as part of my professional development.
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
Sessions are 50 minutes weekly and I charge between £65-£75