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About me

The first step towards getting somewhere, is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are(Unknown)

It is important that you choose a therapist that you can work with, someone that can see you for the unique individual that you are.

Is there a particular area in your life that is causing you distress and making you feel unhappy and unsettled? When we are not able to acknowledge or understand our emotions, they can become a burden that we then carry into every aspect of our lives.

Sometimes, part of the work in therapy can be as simple as you being able to acknowledge the uncomfortable feelings that you have been carrying. As you embark on a journey of self-discovery, these feelings might not disappear, however, you will have developed the resources within you, to accept them and to manage them, so they don’t condition your choices and behaviours.

Acceptance of self is empowering and at times, it can be ok not to be ok.

What can Psychotherapy & Counselling offer:

Psychotherapy/Counselling can provide you with an opportunity to talk safely, confidentially & empathically with someone who will listen. I will support you and together we will make sense of the feelings that you are experiencing, and you will be able to manage your difficulty in a healthier way.

Our past informs our present, therapy will help you to explore the patterns of behaviours that are impacting your life and your relationships. This in turn will help you gain some further insight and self-awareness to support you in the future. We will explore and understand the origins of the difficulty, and the everyday triggers, that make you feel the way you do.

Our relationship will be one of depth where you will be heard and empowered, helping you to gain clarity around who you are and who you will be in future.

It is my belief that we all have the ability to grow and to develop our full potential when in a safe and non-judgmental environment. I will listen without judgement or advice, to facilitate your awareness and to allow you to discover your own answers.

As a registered Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), I will work within their ethical framework, maintaining confidentiality and a high standard of professional conduct.

I offer short-term or long-term work providing remote, flexible, and inclusive therapy that combines different approaches and tools.

I continue to be invested in my own professional development as a psychotherapist & counsellor through regular training courses, workshops and conferences specifically ‘trauma ’ and' bereavement' related .

I live in West London and currently work as a counsellor in a SEN High School/College working with 14 - 18 year olds and their families. I have extensive experience of working with Autism, Asperger syndrome and Mild Learning Difficulties.  I also have my Private Practice & a Volunteering role with CRUSE Bereavement Care National Helpline.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Advanced Diploma in Life Coaching
  • BACP & Open University 'Counselling Online' 
  • Entrust Counselling for Schools Art Therapy Workshop's x 4 'Post-cards, Theatre of my Life and Sand-tray 1 & 2'
  • Working with Trauma Online Series - Caroline Spring 'Working with Trauma in a Time of Trauma, Working with Trauma that has become Stuck, Working with Trauma - Triggers and Flashbacks'
  • Understanding Autism, Asperger & ADHD  online course University of Derby
  • CRUSE Bereavement Care BSF 342 Bereavement Support Course'  (including safeguarding and helpline essentials) April - June 2021
  • 'Courageous Conversations about Race' Belvue Training Course  May 2022
  • Judicum Learning online - Data Protection Training September 2021 Refresher  May 2022
  • 'My Concern' - Safeguarding Training  October 2021 and Online Refresher May 2022
  • Advanced DBS Registered
  • Experience:

I have experience of working with young people and adults for a number of years:

  • Entrust which provides Counselling for 11-17 year olds in school www.entrust-schoolcounselling.com
  • Headstrong Counselling a counselling charity service for adults www.headstrongcounselling.co.uk
  • Envision Education which provides Counselling in SEMH Schools & Colleges www.envisoneducation.co.uk
  • Belvue High School & College (SEN) Northolt 13 - 18 year olds www.belvueschool.com
  • Volunteer CRUSE Bereavement Care Helpline www.cruse.org.uk

Member organisations


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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

 £55 for 50 mins - Online 

Concessions are available for those on lower incomes, students and trainee counsellors. 

I am working remotely and offer a 15minutes consultation phone-call.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday, Tuesday & Friday appointments available early evenings 5 - 8 pm.

Further information

Covid-19 and the lockdown have added a layer of stress to our often already challenging lives. For some people, it may have exacerbated existing unresolved issues, many of which are difficult to grasp and may require specialist treatment and support.

I am currently working remotely via Skype, Face Time, Zoom & What’s App.

As an Integrative Therapist I use the following therapies:

Psychodynamic – which explores your unconscious mind to discover how your past experiences inform your future and it can involve some dream analysis.
Humanistic – focuses on your capacity to achieve your full potential and believes that you know what works best for you.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), – helps you to change your present-day behaviours to improve your moods through exploring the connection between thoughts, emotions and actions.
Mindfulness – a set of tools to help you be more present about what you are thinking and feeling. It will support you when you get caught up in worries about the past or future.

Types of Clients:

Young People, Adults, Older Adults, Organisations, Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)

20 Shirley Road, London, W4 1DD

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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