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UKCP reg, MBACP, MA, dip. Supervision

About me

Psychotherapy helps deal with issues that cause you distress or prevent you from living your life to its fullest. As a fully qualified, UKCP registered and MBACP integrative psychotherapist and clinical supervisor, I can help you to explore your difficulties so that you can move forward in a more positive way. Together we can look at things from a fresh perspective and unpack the things that you are struggling with which will help you become more self-aware so that you can make informed choices and feel more in control. As a relational therapist I place much importance on the therapeutic relationship which can be immensely healing.

I work with adults on an individual basis and provide therapy for many issues, including depression, relationship difficulties, loss, trauma, stress and anxiety, poor self-image and life transition. You will be able to unburden yourself and explore difficult feelings and thoughts in a safe, confidential and supportive relationship, helping you find relief and resolution.

As an integrative psychotherapist I have a flexible approach to what might help you and am able to draw on a number of long-standing and evidence-based traditions including Psychoanalytic, Humanistic and Attachment theory depending on your needs.

Usually we have an initial meeting to discuss more fully what’s on your mind and the type of therapy you need. I offer short-term (usually up to 12 sessions) and long-term work. Once we get started we meet once a week for fifty minutes. For long-term work I usually review things every three months.

I offer on-line and telephone counselling.

I also offer supervision to trainee and qualified therapists either individually or in groups.

Training, qualifications & experience


Diploma in Integrative Supervision (Minster Centre)

Master’s Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Regent's University London, School of Psychotherapy and Psychology

Advanced Diploma, Regent's University London, School of Psychotherapy and Psychology (Postgraduate Student Award)

Certificate in Attachment theory and Practice, The Bowlby Centre

Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Westminster Pastoral Foundation (WPF).

MA International Relations (Distinction) Wits University

I currently work privately in Central London. For a number of years I worked at the NHS at Camden Psychodynamic Psychological Services and also at the Westminster branch of the national mental health charity, Mind. I also worked in an acute assessment and treatment ward at The Highgate Mental Health Centre supporting patients at the severe end of the mental health spectrum as well as at the London Sleep Centre and the Hospice at St. John and Elizabeth Hospital.

I supervise privately, at Brent Bereavement Services and the Minster Centre.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.


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

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Additional information

From £90.00 per 50 minute session.

Reduced fees are sometimes available for students and those on a lower income.

Further information

Cavendish Square is situated near Oxford Circus Tube station.

17 Cavendish Square, London, W1W 7SU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

The premises are partially wheelchair-accessible. There is an interior lift but four stairs up to the front entrance of the building.