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BPC, MBACP, FPC

About me

I’m a highly experienced & empathetic therapist offering effective therapy for a wide range of difficulties. I work in person in Ealing Broadway & online.

How can I help you/Why work with me?
People often say, I think therapy would be useful, I need someone to talk to, head space, but isn’t therapy self indulgent? The short answer is no.  At times, everyone struggles. When life is hard, whatever that means for you, talking with a therapist can be the most positive decision for you & those closest to you.

Starting Therapy/regular sessions

I offer shorter term therapy, a set number of sessions or open ended therapy with out a specific end date/session number. We can discuss which would be most helpful to you. Sessions are normally once weekly. I also offer twice weekly sessions.

How I work

My approach is psychodynamic and looks at how our past experiences can affect us in the present often in ways we are not conscious of. Working together in a supportive, non judgmental way will assist you to voice your feelings and hear yourself more clearly. Therapy brings great relief and lasting change through greater self- awareness. Also, ways to better manage difficulties in the present

What to do next 

I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to help decide if we would like to work together. My direct number is 07487579371. All voicemails and emails come directly to me and I aim to respond the same day.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Training

I trained and qualified at WPF Therapy who have a reputation for clinical and academic excellence. WPF Therapy are one of the leading counselling and psychotherapy training organisations in the UK.

My Qualifications

  • Advanced Clinical Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy. University of Roehampton/WPF Therapy
  • Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy-Client centered & Psychodynamic, WPF Therapy
  • BA Hons. University of London

Experience

  • With 13 years of experience as a therapist, I have worked with a wide range of people and difficulties in private practice as well as in a business environment, as a volunteer & as a qualified psychotherapist at The WPF Therapy clinic.
  • In addition to private practice, I have solid experience of coaching, mentoring, team management and group facilitation. I work as a specialist mentor for higher education students experiencing mental health difficulties.

I am able to work with any difficulties you are experiencing and also have significant experience working with including;

  • Anxiety & Panic
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Childhood experiences
  • Emotional and Physical abuse
  • Bereavement
  • Guilt & shame
  • Trauma
  • Miscarriage, Fertility problems
  • Addictions.
  • Gender Identity exploration. Transitioning.
  • Boarding school experience

Professional memberships

  • British Psychoanalytic Council(BPC)
  •  The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. (BACP).
  • The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling.(FPC).

Testimonials

“Thank you. For the first time in a very long time, I feel optimistic about my future.”

“Talking with you has really helped me come to terms with my difficulties. I’ve taken decisions I never thought I would.”

“Our sessions have been of immense help and because of them I am making the choices I am for my future.”

“I found the sessions incredibly helpful in talking things through.”

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). 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

British Psychoanalytic Council

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 Psychoanalytic Council

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anxiety and Depression

I am experienced in working with long term anxiety and depression and its' effects.

Difficult or traumatic Childhood experience(s)

I have solid experience of and the capacity and empathy to work with adults who have had a difficult/traumatic childhood or childhood experience(s) as well as the significant impact this can have on subsequent relationships and on self esteem a ‘sense of self’, self identity.

Throughout my clinical training and through 10 year post qualification, I have worked with people from many walks of life and their experiences of physical abuse, sexual abuse and assault, neglect, anger and domestic violence.

I also have significant experience in working with people who have experienced parental depression, addiction, emotional withdrawal, emotional abuse, shaming.

Gender Issues

I have an interest and experience working with people who want explore their gender identity.

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Fees

From £60.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Consulting Room Location

Ealing Broadway opposite the tube Station.

My consulting room location is discreet, comfortable and within easy reach of:

Ealing, Ealing Broadway, Hanger Lane, West Ealing, Acton, Hanwell, Middlesex, Perivale, Gunnersbury, Brentford, Kew, Greenford, Chiswick, Syon Park, Harlesden, Wembley, Brent, Kensal Rise, Shepherd's Bush, Southall

Nearest Train Stations

  • Ealing Broadway (0 miles)
  • West Ealing (0.6 miles)
  • Drayton Green (1.1 miles)
  • Castle Bar Park (1.3 miles)
  • Hanwell (1.4 miles)
  • Acton Main Line (1.7 miles)
  • Kew Bridge (1.7 miles)
  • Brentford (1.7 miles)
  • South Acton (1.7 miles)
  • Acton Central (1.8 miles)

Nearest London Underground Stations

  • Ealing Broadwayn (0miles)
  • South Ealing (0.8 miles)
  • North Ealing (0.8 miles)
  • Ealing Common (0.8 miles)
  • Northfields (0.9 miles)

Wheelchair access: Unfortunately not.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Anytime on Wednesday and on other days, daytime sessions are held remotely by Zoom or phone.

Further information

Your enquiry will come directly to me and is confidential. You do not need a GP referral to begin therapy.

Ealing Broadway, London, W5

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

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