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About me

***I currently have availability for new clients - online, Putney or Cavendish Square, London locations ***

Hi, I’m a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor & a member of BACP, UKCP & ANZTAA.  

Taking the first bold step into therapy can be daunting, not knowing what to expect.  I aim to create a safe space where my role is to help you understand the meaning & value of what you bring with empathy, non-judgement, validation, & challenge where appropriate.  Using the therapeutic relationship I work with you to help you build awareness about unhelpful patterns & realise that you have the skills within you to make the changes you want. The direction & length of therapy will be for us to work out together, I am guided by what you want & need.  

Bold souls taking bold steps of discovery together.

Why counselling / therapy?
 
People come to counselling & psychotherapy for many reasons.  You may feel depressed, anxious without fully understanding why.  Equally, you may feel lost or trapped with no sense of direction, adrift in a sea of complex emotions & thought that affect your daily life. Therapy can help you navigate these feelings
 
Clients have said that talking to someone objective, outside their daily lives, helps to make greater sense of problems they're facing.  Others have said just talking is a relief, and they feel the benefits of having a place to bring thoughts & feelings they don't feel comfortable talking about elsewhere. It is a private space to bring whatever is important to you.

Training, qualifications & experience

My experience
 
I have experience working with a wide range of issues including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, change, loss & bereavement, trauma, low self-esteem, panic attacks, relationship issues including affairs and betrayal, family issues, difficulties managing strong feelings, stress & issues around belonging & identity.  
 
I have been a counsellor at London Charities where I gained experience working with clients from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures.  In addition, I have 25 years of experience working in corporate industries including marketing, consumer electronics, finance, oil & energy, & consulting services.

Qualifications & memberships:

  • Clinical Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy – ongoing (2018 – 2023)
  • Fully insured and DBS checked
  • UKCP – trainee member
  • BACP – member
  • EATA & IARTA - member 
  • ANZTAA - member

Continuing Professional Development:

  • Advanced Certificate in Relationship Training
  • Certificate in Critical Incident Trauma
  • 200hr Yoga Teacher Training
  • Body Work: working with the unspoken & trauma in the body
  • Self-Injury support – Self-Injury Support Organisation
  • Bullying in the Workplace – The Link Centre
  • Mental Health Disorder – Metanoia Institute
  • Developmental Trauma – Metanoia Institute
     

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Ill health or ill health of a loved one
  • Loss including relationship breakdown, identity .. etc.
  • Bereavement of a loved one or pet
  • Difficulties in childhood
  • Confusion about your direction or where to go next
  • Difficulties managing feelings including anger, aggression, fear, worry & anger

Fees

£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Availability & Fees
I offer a free initial consultation - online or telephone. This will give us both an opportunity to briefly discuss your difficulties, think together about how counselling might be able to support and help you, and see if we want to work together. 

If you are a shift worker or simply an early riser, I also offer a limited number of online pre-9 am time slots.  

Fees £70.00 for individual 50-minute sessions. Couples £90 per 50-minute session.   Some concessions on fees are available.  

Please contact me for more information on availability and fees.  

When I work

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Further information

Directions

Cavendish Square Rooms:  17 Cavendish Square is on the corner of Cavendish Square and Wigmore Street. It’s a large black door, which faces onto Cavendish Square, on the northwest corner, and the building is at the very end of Harley Street across the road.

Putney Rooms:  A 5-minute walk from Putney Bridge Station to Hurlingham Studios, Ranelagh Gardens, Fulham, London.  

Transport

Cavendish Square:  Tube: Oxford Street and Bond Street are a 5-minute walk from 17 Cavendish Square.  Parking: Q Park Oxford Street is the closest car park, and the Harley Street pedestrian exit of the car park is a 30-second walk from 17 Cavendish Square.

Client Arrival

Cavendish Square:  Clients coming within receptionist hours should follow instructions on the door and press the (8) button and the (C) button which will ring through to the receptionist who will let you in.

Clients will be welcome to wait while the receptionist will call the therapist on the phone in the room.

Putney: Please message me on arrival and I will come to let you in.

London Executive Offices, 17 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0PH

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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