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MBACP (Accred). BSc (Hons) Psy, PG Dip HR

About me

I am an experienced Humanistic Integrative Counsellor with a background in Nursing and HR. As an integrative therapist I work across a range of different therapeutic approaches and I adopt elements from the different approaches to suit each individual client - depending on the client and depending on the issues presented.

I started my counselling career working as an honorary counsellor in a Mental Health Resource Centre in London, (NHS) where I worked for 8 years. The centre offered short-term and long-term therapy to vulnerable adults with a wide range of mental health problems and disorders including; depression, anxiety disorders, panic disorder, bipolar, schizophrenia, personality disorder, eating disorders, low self-esteem, abuse (physical, emotional and sexual) and addiction (alcohol & drugs).

I started my private Counselling practice in the City of London in 2005, before moving to my current location in North London in 2012. Throughout, my career, I have remained focused on mental health problems and disorders and I am particularly interested in how they impact individuals in the workplace. I also have a special interest in attachment and relationship issues, bereavement and loss and alcohol and drug addiction.

With a lengthy background of working in Human Resources in large professional organisations, I also work with professionals on personal development and work-related issues including, work-related stress and anxiety, depression, bullying, grievance, conflict resolution, redundancy and maximising performance.

My consulting room is in Islington (N1) North London.

Sessions are face to face or online.

Training, qualifications & experience

SEN Nursing. Liverpool
BSc (Hons) Psychology. London
Advanced Diploma Humanistic Integrative Counselling, London
Attachment Theory in Clinical Practice. The Bowlby Centre, London

Post Graduate Diploma Human Resources. London

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I offer an initial telephone conversation (up to 15 mins) Free.

Individual counselling sessions are £65 for both initial consultation (60 minutes) and 50 minute sessions.

I offer a limited number of low-cost places for students, people on benefits and low incomes.

When I work

Monday - Friday 7am - 8pm Saturday 8am - 11am

Further information

I am an Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with The British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (Bacp)

Islington, London, N1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme