A warm welcome to my page. I am an experienced BACP registered counsellor working online and in Ealing, London and in Forest Row, East Sussex.I offer counselling to adults in English and in French.
Who I work with:
I work with adults (18+) and engage with a range of issues including:
- Depression, anxiety
- Relationship and communication issues
- Bereavement and loss
- Personal change management
Most people can benefit from counselling at some point in their lives, be it when life feels difficult or for personal-development.
The sessions are a space to gain understanding about your situation, insight into underlying issues and support in creating more satisfying ways to manage the complex task of simply being human.
Counselling may support you to to gain resilience, robustness and flexibility in the face of the ups and downs of life.
Therapy is a collaborative process where I aim for you to feel respected, heard, supported and appropriately challenged.
My therapeutic model is integrative. This means that I tailor my approach according to each client's needs.
The healing power of the therapeutic relationship is central to my practice. I aim for this relationship to be restorative, in support of safety, learning and creativity.
I draw on a range of theories and techniques including Attachment Theory, the Psychodynamic, Person Centred, Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioural approaches to counselling along with Trauma therapy.
I appreciate the contribution made by the arts, literature, philosophy and neuroscience to the understanding of what it means to be human and to how we make sense of our lives and alleviate suffering. If we work together I may draw on the therapeutic application of these fields.
The sessions are held within the bounds of professional confidentiality as laid out by the BACP code of ethics.
Registration and Insurance:
I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by the code of ethics as laid out by this organisation.
I hold professional insurance for my work.
What to expect:
I offer an initial introductory phone call. This will be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have and for us to establish whether to meet face to face for an assessment.
The initial face-to-face assessment session will be for 50 minutes. This is an opportunity for me to hear in detail about what brings you to seek counselling and for you to ask anything you would like to know about how I work. It will also be an opportunity for us to discuss collaboratively what you can expect from subsequent sessions. If we chose to continue working together, we will then discuss the agreement we will be working around, including timings of sessions, fees, cancellations and so on.
Further counselling sessions are 50 minutes each in duration and in most cases will be held at the same time and on the same day each week.
How to make an appointment:
Please email me, call or text. If you leave a voice message please clearly state your name and the best contact details to reach you on.
I will respond to you between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, and will aim to get back to you within 48 hours. If I do not respond by then, this is because I am either working away or on annual leave. I will then get back to you as soon as possible. If you have left a phone message and I do not get back to you within 48 hours, please email me.
Please note that if you contact me I will assume that I can respond to you at the contact details given unless otherwise specified. Should you wish me to not respond, please state this clearly in your message.
Please note that I cannot guarantee complete confidentiality of phone messages and email systems. For this reason please avoid communicating sensitive information via telephone voice messages or by email.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Counselling (Dip. accredited by the BACP).
- Diploma in Trauma Therapy (Dip. accredited by the NCP)
- Diploma in Conflict Resolution, Leadership and Community Building (Dip. accredited by the NCP)
- Certificate in Organisational Gestalt (Metanoia Institute, London)
- RSA Certificate in teaching French as a Foreign Language
- Diploma in Acting
- 1st Class BA Hons. Theatre (Dartington College of Arts)
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
- Free inquiry / introductory phone call.
- £50 per session
- Low-cost places are available. Please do not hesitate to enquire for further details.
I currently run online (video sessions) on Wednesdays PM and Thursdays AM and PM
Face to face sessions in Ealing and Forest Row Clinics are temporarily paused
I strive to support clients to the highest levels of ethics and integrity, in line with the BACP Ethical Framework.
I have thirteen years experience working in mental health and have worked as a counsellor and assessor within the charity sector, counselling NHS and GP referrals.
I am bilingual French / English and have lived in France for many years.
Before working as a therapist, my career spans a number of roles over two decades within the corporate, charity and educational sectors. I am also a trained actress and have a background in collaborative devising of theatre.