The heart of my counselling support is person-centred and integrative and I will always follow my clients lead as to their goal for the therapeutic work. My passion, however, is to support the awakening of the authentic self. We have all created distractions, defences, masks and personas in our life to cope with past traumas, our fears, our vulnerabilities and our belief system and these will have served us well at one point but if they are left running they can create feelings of stuckness, stagnation and dis-ease amongst other things. I have witnessed client's lives change dramatically for the better when they have the courage to look at these honestly with support.
I am offering an opportunity to transform your sense of well-being. i believe the challenges and stresses of life, be they physical, emotional, mental or spiritual can be the triggers that give you the chance to look at your life and what you want to change as well as a chance to deepen your relationship with yourself and hence others.
It is hard to do this process by yourself or with only friends & family for support and the safe, neutral, consistent container provided by the therapeutic space will create the best conditions to support this. Even though it can be difficult, having the courage to look honestly at yourself can really support positive change in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified with MA in Applied Psychology (with a spiritual focus) in 1995 and then MA Counselling Psychology in 1997 from the University of Santa Monica. This qualification was eligible for MFCC (Marriage, family and Child Counsellor) licence in California. I worked in a not for profit counselling centre in Manhattan Beach back then.
For the last 20 years in the UK, I have specialised in therapeutic support for people with a range of mental health problems, both at primary and secondary levels. For 4 of those years I specialised in supporting people with work-related stress. I am registered with BACP and I commit to their ethical standards. I am also a qualified and practicing homeopath.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £35.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I charge £45 for a 50 minute session.
I am happy too look at a reduced fees if there are concessions
I am happy to do a short phone session for free to support someone to ask questions and see if I am a good fit for their needs.
I can do face to face appointments in W10 Queens Park Office in London or I can do phone, zoom or skype appointments depending on preference. I offer a £10 discount so £35 for phone or online sessions.