Are you struggling with your relationships? Is anxiety, depression or stress making life feel very difficult at the moment? Perhaps you feel that you, or you and your partner/family, need a bit of extra help to get through a difficult patch or address long-standing difficulties in your relationships.
I am a London based fully qualified psychotherapist with over 10 years experience of working with families, couples and individuals.
I work in a way that is kind, thoughtful and optimistic about the possibilities for change. You may feel that you need a short course of therapy or you may be looking for something longer term - I believe in tailoring therapy to fit with people’s needs and this is something we can discuss when we meet for the first time.
Taking the first step to contact a psychotherapist can be daunting but, in my experience, having a safe, confidential space to talk about your thoughts, feelings and relationships can led to greater understanding and positive change.
I work with individual adults and adolescents as well as families and couples.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters degree in Systemic Psychotherapy (Kings College London) which qualifies me to work with families, couples and individuals. I trained at two highly respected centres of excellence: The Tavistock Centre and the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital. Alongside my private psychotherapy practice I have worked as a psychotherapist in the NHS in both generic and specialist mental health services for many years. I have supervised and trained other clinicians, and have taught on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate and Family Therapy MSc at Kings College London.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals: £80 per session
Couples: £100 per session
Families: £115 per session
I currently offer face to face appointments - both day time and evening. Online appointments are also available.