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MBACP, MSC, MCCP

About me

It’s our human instinct to strive to be better and to find meaning and purpose in our lives. You can have that. Through rewriting your old scripts and connecting with your authentic self. If there's still a part of you resisting, lets use it and invite all your parts in on the conversation. 

Living in this cycle of anxiety is tiring, the reassurance seeking and avoidance can be really consuming. Through exploring this, we can slow the pace down and start using it as a resource. Together, we can find solutions to build your confidence, improve relationships, and reach your true potential.

Our true need is to be seen, heard and uniquely expressed. As a Therapist of 11 years, I am ready to sit with you and guide you through this current experience. I'm ready when you are. I trust that you will know when the time is right for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

As a Contemporary Psychotherapist, I am accredited by the UKCP.  After volunteering at Mind in London for some time, I took the step to set up in private practice. I am passionate about working with women and guiding them on their healing journey. As an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor, I particularly work with clients with trauma, anxiety, relationship issues, and those affected by grief/loss.

I have worked in a variety of NHS acute & community services supporting people with complex mental health needs. My experience has also been in forensic & employment settings, providing assessment and rehabilitation for those whose function has been impacted by their mental health. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Fees

£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Therapy should not be exclusively for those that can afford it. I do believe in accessible mental health care for all, therefore I hold a limited amount of spaces for reduced rate sessions. Please contact me for further details on concessionary rates. (Reduced rate places currently at capacity)

  • £85 Initial Assessment (90 minute)
  • £60 per 50 minute session

When I work

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My practice hours are typically from 10am until 7pm. 

Further information

How does therapy work?

Working with individuals on a weekly basis is most effective for the therapeutic change process. I provide weekly 50 minute sessions. 

Lets face it, attending therapy can be hard work. Sometimes, people need more guidance than others. Whether you are struggling to know what to say, or struggling to know what to filter out, I will guide you by asking questions and gently enquiring into your experience. Therapy is about making sense of our internal worlds, so that we can be more self aware and develop meaningful connections to our outer worlds. 

Therapy is set at your pace, working on the areas you choose to focus on. It is a commitment, a commitment to future you, who knows that you can learn to feel and live in a healthier way. 

What to expect in our first session:

Our first interaction, usually will be a brief telephone call. This call is to see if we are a good fit. I will answer any questions you may have, and I will tell you a little bit about how I work. This is not a therapy session, it's an opportunity to see if we could develop an effective working relationship. I appreciate the anxiety you may have, especially if you are new to therapy. If after this free 15 minute phone consultation you wish to continue, we would book a time and date for our first session. The first session is an opportunity for us to determine what you would like to get out of therapy, so setting some goals can be useful. This is usually an assessment session, so I would ask more questions initially to determine our focus and formulate a treatment plan.

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

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