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(Psychotherapist & Counsellor)

About me

My therapy practice

I offer a safe, confidential, empathic and non-judgemental space where together we can discuss, explore and work through your feelings, thoughts and experiences.
There are times in everyone’s life when things can feel challenging, distressing or overwhelming.

Psychotherapy can offer a valuable space in which to explore behavioural and emotional patterns and gain a deeper understanding of one’s feelings, thoughts and behaviours. It offers an opportunity to make different choices and can be a space for personal development, exploration and growth. I draw on a number of valuable approaches from my training, life experience and continuing professional development to guide my work with clients.

I prioritise building a good, collaborative therapeutic relationship with my clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

About me
I am a qualified, registered Integrative psychotherapist with an MA and Advanced Diploma from The Minster Centre in London (UKCP; MBACP).

I have over ten years experience in offering psychotherapy and counselling to adults for a wide range of emotional and psychological challenges, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, disordered eating, challenging life events and transitions (such as separation and divorce, illness, immigration, victims of crime), stress and relationship difficulties. I work in private practice from Kings Cross and online, and as an honorary psychotherapist in the NHS (Munro Centre).

I draw on a number of therapeutic approaches to best suit clients’ individual therapeutic needs and goals. My approach includes aspects of psychodynamic, attachment and humanistic theories.
I have worked with clients from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds in various therapeutic settings including NHS brief counselling, affordable community counselling and in NHS services for more complex mental health needs.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Fees

From £60.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

My fee is £75 per session for evenings (after 6pm) and £60 for day sessions.

I am able to offer some lower rates for students and those with financial constraints after an initial consultation.

When I work

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I am available workdays and evening Monday through Thursday.

180-186 King's Cross Road, London, WC1X

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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