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BA (Hons), Dip.Couns, MBACP

About me

Are you finding it difficult to navigate different and intersecting aspects of yourself? Do you feel your culture is in conflict with your religion, your British values or your identity in other ways? Are you looking to find a counsellor that will understand your issues from a British, yet culturally-sensitive perspective? 

As a counsellor, my aim will be to help you find a way to overcome your difficulties and to improve the quality of your life, in a confidential, safe and non-judgmental space. 

About me

I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I have worked therapeutically with adults and teenagers in a variety of settings including schools, agencies, community projects and in private practice. I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including but not limited to: bereavement, anxiety (including death anxiety), depression, divorce, identity, body dysmorphia, mental illness in the family, self esteem, self harm, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, trauma and culturally-related issues.

I am based in East London, however I work online, making my practice accessible to clients all over the UK. I offer sessions online on Zoom or on the telephone. I work with adults of all ages and I welcome clients from all backgrounds.

I am a registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I abide by their code of ethics. My practice is fully insured. 

What to expect:

During the first session, we will establish what has brought you to counselling, and discuss how we can work together to achieve your goals from therapy.

You can choose to work in a brief, short term manner, or over a longer period of time. We can discuss this before we begin our work together. Regular reviews will be part of the therapeutic work to ensure that we are working towards your objectives.


Please email me to get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 
BA (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy 
Working with Bereavement 
Working with Domestic Abuse/Violence

I am professionally trained and experienced in humanistic approaches, mainly Person-centred, Gestalt and Existential therapies. I have additional training and extensive experience in working with bereavement. I also have a special interest in working with difference and diversity, especially religious and cultural-related issues.

Member organisations


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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Cultural issues


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

Email me and we can arrange a suitable time for a 20 minutes telephone call to discuss your needs.

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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