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MA, Dip (Couns), MBACP

About me

I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist. I work with diverse clients on their own unique issues. I am experienced in working with loss, parenting and relationship issues as well as more specialised concerns related to infertility and pregnancy.

During Covid I am working online.  have offices in Wandsworth (near Clapham Junction and Wandsworth Town Stations) and another office near Waterloo Station.

As an integrative therapist, I use a range of approaches and models. This enables me to personalise my approach to your individual needs. I work relationally which means we work as a team to explore whatever life issues you may be struggling with.

Our sessions gives you the opportunity to discuss your thoughts, feelings and experiences in a non-judgemental and confidential space. I will give you time to work out how to best cope with what you are facing, to come to terms with the past and to explore ways to improve your relationships.

I will support you but also at times challenge you so that you can honestly evaluate and clarify what is really important to you. Our sessions should help you gain further insight into who you are and how you want to live your life.

I work with clients from a range of diverse backgrounds and varying personal situations. I offer both short and long-term therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling Skills from the Mary Ward Centre. I also have a Diploma (distinction) in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). In addition, I hold an MA in Medical Law and Ethics, King’s College London.

In addition to my private practice, I work at the Schoen Clinic Chelsea as an integrated therapist. I also work as a counsellor for the staff at Great Ormond Street Charity. 

My past experience includes working in Intake at the Tavistock and Portland NHS Trust. I worked as a counsellor for Parent and Carers Counselling Service, London Borough of Camden and as a counsellor for City Pregnancy and Counselling Psychotherapy, London.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Covid related issues
  • homesickness and expat identity
  • problems related to childhood experiences and specific life events.

Fees

From £40.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£50 for 50 min session on-line (via Zoom, Skype or What's App) or £60 for 50 min session Face- to-Face. Reduced fees are available for NHS Staff and counselling students.

When I work

Availability Monday- Friday. Please get in touch to discuss what works best for you.

Further information

I am a preferred provider for St George's NHS Trust and offer discount to all NHS staff.

London, Wandsworth, SW18

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom