I recognise that taking the step to access therapy can be daunting, and offer clients the space and time to be listened to and understood in a safe place.
Clients have different needs and the number of sessions required will vary from person to person. Following an initial assessment, we will work collaboratively to decide what is the best way forward for you. A session lasts for 50 minutes and takes place in an environment that is calm, confidential and secure for the client.
I am a psychotherapist registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) as a chartered psychologist (CPsychol - reg no. 278042) and a member of the BACP (MBACP - reg no. 381499).
I work with people who have accessed therapy with different presenting issues. These range from trauma, addiction, bereavement and relationship struggles, to illness and difficulties in life that can cause anxiety and depression. I also gained a number of years of experience working with clients who have acquired physical disabilities and complex health conditions and the psychological impact this can have on both themselves and their families. I also have personal experience of disaability, because I'm a wheelchair user due to an aquired injury several years ago.
I have worked with clients who have experienced bereavement as well as clients who are end-of-life to help them find meaning and purpose during these difficult times. I also have experience as a school counsellor, working with children and young adults who are experiencing psychological difficulties.
- located in Gidea Park and is a bright and comfortable space with off-street parking.
- DBS checked and my work is supervised monthly by an external supervisor.
- My clinical practice adheres to BPS and BACP ethical guidelines.
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Training, qualifications & experience
Training & Qualifications
- Postgraduate diploma in psychological counselling - Regents University, London.
- Ph.D Psychology - Birkbeck, University of London.
- M.Sc Psychology - University of East London.
My practice is committed to continued personal development and I attend regular training and development courses. This has included safeguarding children and adult courses.
Trained in a number of therapeutic models, I have experience working with a range of clients with different issues. My clinical practice draws on evidence-based psychological therapies that provide the best outcomes for clients. This includes both 2nd and 3rd wave CBT and existential therapy.
I trained and worked in the NHS for a number of years in different services and have experience of working with people of all ages, including children and older adults, with a number of psychological presentations.
Individuals use my service for different mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety and trauma. I also work with clients experiencing chronic pain and use evidence-based techniques that can improve quality of life. I welcome individuals with physical disabilities and long term health conditions and have experience working with the complex impact that physical health conditions and the change to the body has on mental health.
As well as private practice, I work as a psychotherapist in a local secondary school.
I also volunteer for a charity as an education advocate, assisting children and young adults return to education following spinal cord injury.
British Psychological Society (BPS)
British Psychological Society
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
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
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
When I work
Please feel free to contact me if you require additional information about concessions.