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Registered Counselling Psychologist (HCPC) & EMDR Therapist

About me

Psychologist Specialising in Psychological Therapy, Counselling and Psychotherapy.  EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner.

Please note: Only remote therapy currently offered due to the pandemic (Telephone/ Skype/ Zoom etc)

My philosophy

From time to time all of us face difficult times and situations where the usual strategies we use to cope or manage don’t work the way they once used to. It is at those times where it can be helpful to create the time to reflect alongside a supportive and experienced professional. As a Registered Counselling Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist, I am geared towards enabling individuals to maximise and draw on their internal resources to feel empowered and in control of their lives.

Trained in more than one therapeutic approach, I am able to tailor our sessions to your personal needs depending on the issues you bring and depending on what you would like to achieve. Sometimes, working this out can itself form the early stages of the therapeutic process.

Collaborative working:

I provide a confidential, non-judgmental space where we can work together to explore and unravel some of the things that may be contributing to your current difficulties, as well as identify the changes necessary in order to move towards a less distressing place, where you can begin to live your life to the full. This might involve processing some significant life experiences, understanding how your past might be affecting you now, or learning new strategies and techniques to help you in your everyday life.

Getting in touch and arranging a consultation:

If you would like to contact me please feel free to email or leave me a telephone message and I will get back to you. I am very happy to arrange to telephone you for a free informal 20 minute chat before you decide to book a consultation.

Counselling and Therapy in Richmond, Kew Village, London:

I am based in Richmond, Kew Village, easily accessible via the District Line and Overground to Kew Gardens station (2 minute walk). Kew Gardens is one stop from Richmond station, which is 15 minutes on a fast train from London Waterloo.

Format of therapy:
*All sessions are currently remote due to the pandemic until further notice
As well as face-to-face, depending on the outcome of our consultation and the type of therapy you would like, I am also able to offer online sessions (Webcam & Skype) and telephone sessions.

Type of talking therapies offered:

I provide both long term and short term therapeutic work.

I offer:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills (DBT)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Person-Centred Therapy
  • Integrative Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR - Adult Levels 1-3, Child & Adolescent Levels 1-2) Fully Qualified. EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner)

Training, qualifications & experience

As a Registered Counselling Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist I have completed extensive and rigorous training in psychological counselling and therapy. I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and have over 17 years of clinical experience working with adults and children with a wide range of issues.

I am a former Director of Clinical Services at WPF Therapy and have extensive experience of managing clinical services for both adults and children. I also provide clinical supervision for trainee therapists and am also an External Examiner on Counselling and Psychotherapy courses (e.g. Tavistock and Portman).

Relevant Qualifications:

BSc Hons Psychology
MSc/ Post MSc Counselling Psychology
DPsych Counselling Psychology

Memberships & Affiliations:

  • Registered Counselling Psychologist (Health Care Professionals Council)
  • Chartered Psychologist and full member of the Division of Counselling Psychology (British Psychological Society)
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
  • Chartered Scientist (The Science Council)
  • Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS)
  • Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy (ROPSIP) Senior Practitioner.
  • Member of the Special Group in Coaching Psychology (BPS)
  • Member of BABCP
  • Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU) Level A & Level B certificates of competence in Occupational Testing
  • European Test User Certificate (European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations)
  • EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner- Adult EMDR (Levels 1-3), Child & Adolescent Level 1-2 - Fully Qualified.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society


Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


EMDR Association UK (EMDR UK)


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Trauma informed therapist.


Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Please contact me to discuss fees.

I am a recognised provider of psychological therapy with Cigna, AXA PPP, Vitality, BUPA, WPA, Healix and AVIVA.

When I work

Please check for availability. I do not keep a waiting list or offer crisis services. 

Currently referrals for children and adolescents (under 18) are full.

6a Royal Parade, Station Approach, Kew Gardens, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3QD

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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I can provide remote therapy sessions where clinically appropriate.

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In person

I have been providing Clinical Supervision to trainee therapists and professionals for over 15 years.

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