I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor and I believe that we can write our own life stories, even if it doesn’t always feel like we can. A relational practitioner, I am a qualified counsellor (Dip), have a certificate of accreditation in couples therapy for depression (CTFD), which is endorsed by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and am nearing completion of my Masters degree in Transactional Analysis psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute, London. I have over three years of experience in working with individuals and couples across a broad spectrum of life situations, from depression and anxiety to eating disorders, workplace stress and relational difficulties.
I have an interest in couples work and, as a former professional musician, I understand about the pressures of performance, judgement, and balancing creativity with financial stability. I believe all these issues are relevant to couples as well as individuals, be they in the creative industries or not. I also like to creatively explore our life situations and use our imagination to help us move toward the places we want to inhabit.
I am a registered member of MBACP, IARTA and EATA and a senior trainee with UKCP, and I am governed by their codes of ethics.
I offer a safe space in which to talk and sessions last 50 minutes. I have rooms in Isleworth and Teddington, both rooms are in walking distance form the nearest trains stations (Isleworth, Teddington). If required, I can offer online sessions on occasion but my preference is to work for the large part on a face-to-face basis.
If you would like to consider working with me, I am happy to have an initial phone conversation to understand where you are and what you would like from therapy. From there, if we agree we would like to consider working together more, we can have an initial face to face consultation. Please contact me if you'd like to talk and possibly work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered with the BACP as an individual, a member of IARTA and EATA and a senior trainee with UKCP. I am governed by their codes of ethics. I have a Counselling Diploma (Dip) in Transactional Analysis and accreditation in Couples Therapy for Depression (CTFD) from the Tavistock Institute.
I am in the final stages of my Masters Degree in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, having completed four years of training at the Metanoia Institute, London.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge between £60 and £90 depending on the client needs and whether I am working with you as an individual or as a couple. I can offer a sliding scale for my fees, depending on the client's situation.
Currently, to ensure ongoing safety, I am only working on Zoom, or can provide telephone counselling if required. I look forward to shortly returning to face to face work.
I have a nice therapy room in Teddington and from 2021 will also have a room in Isleworth.