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About me

Most people at some point in their life will find themselves struggling or feeling overwhelmed by a problem, this may be due to something happening right now or it may be to do with something in our past. We often put a lot of pressure on ourselves, thinking we should be able to cope on our own with everything that life throws at us. Taking care of our mental health is just as important as looking after our physical health, particularly during these uncertain times, and you don’t have to face your problems alone.

My aim is to offer you a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and confidential space to explore your issues at your own pace. I will not advise you or tell you what you should do, instead I will work in collaboration with you to help you move forward in a way that feels comfortable for you and allows you to have confidence and trust in your own self.

I am currently offering sessions online and in person.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their code of ethics. I hold a BACP Accredited Diploma in Counselling and a Bsc (Hons) Psychology.

In addition to my own private practice I have worked with clients since 2018 in a charity organisation in East London providing brief therapy to people facing various issues such as: relationship or family problems, low confidence and self-esteem, childhood trauma, suicidal thoughts, bereavement, and anxiety.

Prior to starting my private practice I spent 19 years working for Mind where I worked with and alongside service users, gaining a wealth of knowledge around the issues faced by those experiencing mental health problems.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session

Additional information

I offer an initial online introductory session at £25, thereafter fees are £60 per session. Sessions last for 50 minutes.  

All fees to be paid beforehand by bank transfer.

When I work

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Further information

It’s important that you find a counsellor who is right for you and that you feel comfortable with, and it may be that you’ve never had counselling before, so the first session is more of an introduction – a chance for you to talk about your reasons and goals for counselling, for me to tell you about the way I work, and for you to ask any questions. You don’t have to decide immediately if you want to work with me, I would encourage you to have a think about if I feel like the right fit for you before booking any further sessions.

Hackney, London, E9

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom