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MA. MBACP Central London, (Belgravia)

About me

I am an experienced, qualified psychotherapist working with diverse clients of all ages (over 16+) & from many different backgrounds and offer discrete & confidential counselling.

For my first profession I have enjoyed a long career in the music & entertainment industry, both in the UK & USA, working closely and directly with highly creative individuals (musicians and artists) & I bring this experience & specialty to my counselling work.

I offer sessions for both short-term (usually about 6-10 sessions) and longer term work. I can offer sessions to suit outside working hours and select Saturday mornings located in either Central London or online.

For clients that travel frequently I often work in a combination of face to face & online.

How I work

The focus of the work will be to explore the concerns and issues you may have in a confidential, safe and supportive setting.  The work will be collaborative with the aim to help you understand more about who you are, who you want to be and how to express that.

While we each carry our own hopes and expectations, sometimes our lives can feel empty and/or confusing, and we may struggle to find a clear sense of direction. Counselling can be a big part of our growth and discovering the right approach to our own life; our relationship with ourself, relationships' with others & with our personal & working environments.

Issues I can help with include

  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Addiction,
  • Career, profession & life direction 
  • Depression,
  • Eating disorders,
  • Estrangement & Family
  • Highly Creative Individuals (specialist area) 
  • Twins (specialist area)
  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Traumatic events
  • Chronic Illnesses (eg: Chronic Fatigue, M.E, Lyme disease) / Somatic difficulties (emotional struggles & their physical manifestations) (specialist area)

Locations:

  • Central London, Belgravia SW1W 8JP

The first session allows me to find out what is going on for you, and assess with you your goals how many sessions you may require and whether we are a good fit to work together (this can sometimes take more than one session).

Finding a therapist to work with can be extremely daunting, so I am happy to organise an initial phone conversation with you, without commitment or fee payable, during which we will be able to discuss how I can help you & i can answer any initial questions you may have.

I am interested in working with individuals who work in the creative fields eg: musicians artists, actors, writers

I am listed on Elaine Aron's Website for being a knowledgable practitioner working with highly sensitive & creative persons.

https://hsperson.com

I am also interested in working with people from Black and Ethnic Minority backgrounds and members of sexual minorities.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist with a Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP Reg #373396, and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions.

Member of the National Counselling Society (Accredited)

Prior to psychotherapy training, I have worked for many years in the music & entertainment industry, both in the UK & USA working closely with highly creative people

Creative individuals can often struggle with an intense connection with their emotions that allows them to connect with a wide audience but in accessing this personal creative expression, combined with commercial demands can become overwhelming, adding to any difficulties that may also be part of their story. I find my experience and knowledge of this area to be very helpful when working in a therapeutic relationship. Our own self expression is a fundamental aspect of who we are whether it is something that is part of our professional lives or not.

Psychotherapy should feel supportive but also challenging to enable your life to take on a different course and meaning. In our work together we will identify any negative patterns and work on ways that can open your life to new possibilities.

I also spent 3 years working as a senior volunteer for the Samaritans in New York City and I have worked as an honorary counsellor for 3 years at a large NHS GP Surgery in London. I have also worked as counsellor at a charity centre assisting female ex-offenders.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Creativity & Artistic: eg. Artists, musicians, performers, actors, authors

Listed on Elaine Aron's Website as knowledgeable on Highly Sensitive Persons

https://hsperson.com 

Family estrangement

Fees

From £95.00 to £130.00

Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • AXA PPP
  • Vitality

Additional information

Fees: Please contact me

Insurance

Vitality Health Insurance approved

Aetna Global Benefits approved

AXA PPP Healthcare approved

Please contact me regarding discount sessions for students, hardship, furloughed & longer term work.

Cancellation Policy : 48 hours notice

When I work

Before & After work hours, daytime as well as Saturday mornings

Further information

Finding a therapist to work with can be extremely daunting, so I am happy to organise an initial 20 minute phone or video conversation with you, with no commitment or fees payable.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

Zoom