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About me

I am a qualified, integrative psychotherapist working in Central London and Dorset. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, addiction, bereavement, relational issues, and trauma.

Training, qualifications & experience

There are times when things happen in life that prompt us to reach out. Sometimes we are disturbed by traumatic events outside our control. Often, our bodies are held hostage by anxiety, depression or fear, and it is this that prompts us to seek help. It may be that we feel stuck in a cycle of behaviour we can't seem to get out of, or we may be confused by our feelings or actions, and want to understand ourselves better.

Given the right conditions, we thrive, as human beings, and can experience a sense of freedom, inner peace and joy. I work to offer those conditions and make it possible to think about the things you find distressing or difficult, and, ultimately, together, to work with them, and remove the blocks that are stopping you leading the kind of life you want to.

Being qualified as an integrative psychotherapist means I draw on a variety of schools of thought, and methodologies, and this enables me to tailor therapy to each, individual client. Therapy should be bespoke: we are all unique.

I trained at the Minster Centre, in Queen's Park, and am a BACP member.​

I have had experience working with:

  • Bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • Domestic abuse
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Issues of diversity and difference.

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.

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Fees

£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Sessions usually take place on a weekly basis. I charge a basic fee of £70 for one-to-one sessions.

Online sessions are £70.

During this initial consultation we can talk about any questions you might have about either practical matters, or the process of psychotherapy. ​I offer one-to-one therapy for adults.

When I work

I currently have online availability.

Borough House Rooms, 78-80 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1LL

Christchurch, Dorset, BH23

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples