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UKCP, BACP, E1 (City) & SE1 - Private & Online Therapy

About me

Hello and thank you for visiting my page. You are likely here because you are going through things in your life that you need support with, and you might be considering if counselling can help, or if I am the right therapist for you.

I have a warm and down to earth approach. I bring this into my work as an integrative UKCP and BACP therapist, where I use different skills and theories which I tailor for each person I work with. This collaborative approach helps me to understand your unique needs, and how you can be supported with your hopes and goals for therapy.

I work with people dealing with depression, anxiety, work-related stress, relationship issues, loneliness, bereavement, low self-esteem, anger, bullying and much more. Please visit my website to get a more in-depth feel for me and how I work.

Very often we have the answers to life’s challenges inside of us, but they can seem out of reach when we are distressed, resulting in feelings of being overwhelmed or stuck. This is where therapy with me can help you. I provide a confidential and non-judgemental space where we will work together to untangle your thoughts, behaviours and feelings to help you gain clarity, personal growth and the means to identify and change unhelpful patterns in your life.

I work from a bright and well located room on Shoreditch High Street and in London Bridge, opposite the station. Please contact me to make an appointment

My approach:

To give you a clearer idea of what 'integrative therapy' looks like in practice; I may use psychodynamic thinking to help you understand your past or how you relate to people, or humanistic (person centred) theory to focus on developing a stronger sense of your identity. Perhaps you have broader questions about life and death, so we may look existentially at what you are going through. If you are open to it, we can also think about how the body holds your emotions to help you understand and work through your feelings - this can be done with simple breath work and mindfulness.

For many years I worked in public relations and marketing in London, so I understand the demands and stresses of the corporate world, and the impact this has when living in a busy, and often anonymous city.

Finding the right therapist for you:

In your search for a therapist, it’s important that you find someone you feel safe and comfortable with. The best way to figure this out is to meet face-to-face, and you can start things off by emailing or giving me a call - I offer a free 20-minute telephone consultation.  Afterwards, we can decide together how to take things forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified and accredited UKCP and BACP integrative psychotherapist, and accredited EMDR therapist with many years’ experience working with people in a variety of settings including the NHS, low-cost counselling services, private practice and charities.

  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy, The Metanoia Institute & Middlesex University 
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) - completed training with Sandi Reichman
  • Clinical Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, The Metanoia Institute
  • Clinical Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling, The Metanoia Institute
  • CPD in Healing Trauma: Helping Mind, Brain & Body To Let Go Of The Past, with Dr Bessel van der Kolk
  • CPD in Risk Assessments, The Awareness Centre, London
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills, City and Islington College, London
  • BA (Hons) in Psychology, University College Dublin, Ireland

I hold a full DBS clearance.

Visit here to learn more: http://www.connected-therapy.co.uk.

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & 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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Body awareness psychotherapy

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Fees

£100.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP
  • Vitality

Additional information

I work in two practices in convenient locations in London and I offer online therapy sessions via Zoom or Skype.

My fee is £95 for per 50-minute psychotherapy session, and it increases pro-rata for longer EMDR sessions which are at least 60-minutes long.  I offer some concessions rates too, please contact me to discuss fees.

Further information

  • Concessions for students, those on lower income or benefits;
  • Face-to face-counselling in East London / City of London - Shoreditch, Liverpool Street, Old Street, Hackney, Bank, Monument and the surrounding areas;
  • Face-to-face counselling in South East London - London Bridge, London City, Borough, Elephant and Castle, Moorgate and the surrounding areas;
  • Online counselling via Skype for those who cannot attend face-to-face, work shift, live outside London or the UK.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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