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MA, MBA, Dip. Int. Counselling, MBACP Registered

About me

Are you feeling sad or anxious or finding it hard to cope?

Life can be confusing and overwhelming at times.  Talking to me can help you to make sense of your feelings and find a way to move forward with your life.

I am a qualified counsellor/therapist, registered with the BACP and I provide a compassionate and supportive space for you to explore the difficulties and uncertainties you are facing. These could include bereavement and other life transitions, work stress, difficult family dynamics, anxiety, depression, trauma or a search for identity and meaning.  I have specific experience of working with parents seeking support with family life, students in higher education and survivors of sexual violence and domestic abuse.

Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked for many years as an executive coach, helping people to address the stress and unhappiness they were feeling at work or in their career.  I saw how growing self-understanding was invaluable in enabling clients to find their own solutions to their concerns.  Realising that many difficulties we face as adults are rooted in earlier life experiences led me to train as a therapist.

I work in an integrative way which means that I view you and your experience as unique and think about it with you from different perspectives, using a variety of psychological approaches. I work relationally which means that I focus on forming a strong connection between us which will enable you to understand yourself better as you work on what is troubling you.

I offer weekly 50-minute sessions in comfortable and confidential rooms in West Hampstead, London NW3. Before deciding if we are going to work together, I recommend that we have an initial meeting, where you can learn more about me and how I work and I can start to understand your needs.  I can also offer online sessions when needed. Before any meeting, I offer a free consultation for you to tell me about your reasons for therapy and answer your questions.

I welcome people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, sexualities, gender identities, ethnicities and abilities

As a registered member of the BACP, I am bound by its Code of Ethics. My work is supervised by a senior practitioner.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (in progress) 2020 - Present. Middlesex University (via The Minster Centre)
  • BACP accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling 2021. The Minster Centre
  • Associate Certified Coach 2012. International Coaching Federation
  • Foundation degree in Integrative Counselling 2005. Regent’s University
  • Masters in Business Administration 1990. Harvard Business School

Work Experience

  • Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 2021-present.  Student counselling service
  • Women + Health 2021-2022. Women-centred counselling service 
  • Camden Council - Parent and Carer Counselling Service 2019-2022. Counselling service for parents
  • North London Rape Crisis 2018-2020. Helpline providing advice and emotional support to survivors of sexual violence
  • Women Returners 2012-2021. Co-founder and coach supporting women to return to work after a career break
  • Thinking Potential 2005-2022.  Executive and Leadership coaching to leaders, leadership teams and those aspiring to lead.  

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £50.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Free 15 minute introductory phone call

Initial in-person consultation: £50

Weekly in-person sessions: £75 per session

Limited concessions are available

When I work

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Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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