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MBACP (accred)

About me

As a fully qualified, experienced and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, I work with a wide range of people experiencing difficulties in their lives.  As well as private practice, I have worked in the NHS, community counselling and education. I offer short-term time-limited or more open-ended psychodynamic therapy depending on what is required.

Feelings of shame or guilt, anxiety, depression, relationship breakdown or family issues, affect most of us at some point to a greater or lesser degree. You may be feeling stuck and unable to make the changes that might improve things. You may not know what the real problem is, but just know you are unhappy with how you feel or behave. You may have been told that you have depression or generalised anxiety disorder and not really know what that means for you. It can be beneficial to have someone to think with, to help you identify issues and understand what is really going on

Understanding thoughts and patterns of behaviour in the context of past events or relationships, can help us to reflect helpfully on difficult feelings and the challenges we experience. This can offer relief from symptoms, physical as well as psychological. Having experienced the benefits of the therapeutic relationship in my own therapy, I offer a reflective space aimed at mobilising internal resources, improving relationships and facilitating acceptance and/or change.  I also integrate EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) techniques within my therapeutic frame as appropriate.    

I am happy to arrange a free initial telephone consultation to discuss your needs and expectations of the process.

I hold an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Organisational Dynamics.  I have undertaken a training in EMDR therapy. 

Training, qualifications & experience

As an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I adhere to their ethical framework and guidelines for professional practice. This includes ensuring confidentiality and working respectfully.

I hold an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling & Organisational Dynamics.  I have extensive counselling experience working with clients who present with a diverse range of issues, including depression and anxiety, stress, relationship issues and other mental health issues. The organisational component of my training can be helpful in terms of thinking about work or family issues.  I have past experience working in primary care, as part of the NHS in GP surgeries, as well as working with students in a university setting, and community counselling.

I have undertaken a training in EMDR therapy and integrate this in my therapeutic frame as appropriate. 

To ensure I can help clients in the best way possible I undertake regular supervision of my work with an experienced practitioner, and participate in various training courses to ensure my continuing professional development and enhance my practice.

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.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £50.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

Free initial telephone consultation to establish your needs prior to first face-to-face assessment session.   
Initial assessment appointment charged at £60 
Ongoing fees are discussed and set in the range of £50 -  £75 based on factors including sustainability and ability to pay

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday and Thursday - Deptford Lounge 12 - 9pm

Wednesday afternoon / evening online

The Deptford Lounge, Giffin St, London, SE8 4RJ

Hove, East Sussex, BN3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

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