I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist; Chartered Scientist and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) ; I am also a BACP accredited Counsellor/psychotherapist HCPC Accredited and DBS checked. I work integratively using various models of psychotherapy including CBT; psychodynamic psychotherapy; Client Centred approach; transactional analysis and systemic approach. I also work with fantasy & dream analysis using a Jungian approach.
I work with individuals and couples. I help people with problems concerning depression; Stress/Time management; Anxiety; Phobias; PTSD; Trauma; OCD; Sexual; Relationship and family problems.
I also work as a mentor; life coach particular with work/life balance. I am also an expert witness for family, mental health and child protection/custody problems and for injury claims where there has been a psychological consequence; including cognitive assessments for immigration and criminal proceeding where learning difficulties may be involved.
I work in Streatham which is easily accessible from Central London; Croydon and SW & SE London postal addresses
Training, qualifications & experience
I originally qualified as a Social Worker with a M.Sc at Brunel University and I am still qualified as such and I am also still an AMHP (Approved Mental Health Professional). I studied Psychology at Birkbeck College, London University, the obtained a diploma in Integrative psychotherapy at the Minster Centre, followed by an M.Sc in Psychotherapy at Warwick University and finally I obtain my Doctorate as a PhD research degree exploring the effectiveness of brief therapy. I have also trained as a family/couple therapist and in the use of Transactional analysis; gestalt therapy and dream & fantasy analysis using a Jungian approach.
I have been a practicing psychotherapist/Counselling psychologist since 1993, first providing Employment Assistance Brief therapy in the City of London and in Primary Care since 2001, I have also run an active private practice since then. At present I am employed as a High Intensity IAPT (Improved Access to Psychological Treatment) psychologist in SL&M (South London & Mausdley NH Trust). I am also a well-being/stress management coach for organisation/companies and an expert witness covering Child protection, parenting, cognitive measurement; immigration; depression; PTSD & PWLD assessments.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Health and Care Professions Council
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British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also specialise in Transcultural/cross cultural issues being experienced in working with people from many ethnic origins especially from South-East Asia and the Indian sub continent
I charge £80 per 50 minute session and £120 for couples per 75 min session. However, I do not necessarily provide weekly sessions as I match the frequency to what the client's can afford or to what frequency suits them.