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About me

In my work with clients, I provide a safe, confidential, empathic and non-judgemental environment where you can bring forward issues you face, which together we can explore. I will provide you with the time and space you need to talk about the difficulties you may be experiencing.

I have worked with clients seeking to be supported in many areas such as - anger, anxiety, bereavement grief and loss, confidence issues, low self-regard and esteem issues, depression and low mood, feeling stuck, finding your voice, identity and difference, life changes, loneliness, marginalisation issues, shame, shyness, stress.

Other issues I can support you with include - feeling disconnected, loss, parenthood, post-natal difficulties, bullying in the workplace and support for issues around work-related stress.

I have a particular interested in supporting clients who are trying to cope with the legacy of a difficult start in life. I can work with you to help you to make sense of emotional issues that may be adversely affecting your life, to help and support you to make changes, in order to move forward with your life.

I offer online sessions via Skype and Zoom and telephone sessions. Face-to-face sessions are held at the Gestalt Centre, London NW1 and in Richmond Hill, Surrey.

I offer all new clients a free initial telephone session.

Fees: £55 - £65 per session

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at and graduated from the Gestalt Centre in London.

I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

My approach as a Counsellor is - Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

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


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fee is £55 - £65 for per session

When I work

Monday to Friday - 8am to 7pm

Saturdays - 9am - 4pm

Gestalt Centre, 15-23 St. Pancras Way, London, NW1 0PT

50 Hill Rise, Richmond Hill, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 6UB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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