Sometimes we struggle with things in our lives that we don't feel we can (or want to) talk to those closest to us about. Sometimes we feel lost, ashamed or want to gain more insight into something. This is where seeing a therapist can help you.
Some of the other most common issues that people come to see me about include:
- Depression, low mood and feelings of hopelessness
- Anxiety, feeling overwhelmed or worried
- Family issues, separation, divorce and other relationship difficulties
- Loss and bereavement
- Physical health conditions causing psychological distress
- Life transitions
- Self-esteem and confidence
...and many more
To see whether I am the right therapist for you then give me a call, text or email so we can discuss what you feel you may need support with. All calls, messages and emails will be kept confidential. Once we have agreed that we may be able to work together then we will find a time that's suitable for you to meet to explore things further.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training has given me the scientific knowledge founded in psychology to understand human behaviour combined with counselling skills to facilitate change. There are numerous therapeutic approaches but I strongly believe that there is no one 'right' approach, which is why I integrate several evidence-based theories to what might be best suited to you.
Aside from private practice, I also currently work for The Royal Marsden as a specialist counselling psychologist supporting cancer patients and their relatives. I also regularly volunteer as a clinical supervisor for a national charity helpline.
My previous clinical experience involves working in hospices, a GP surgery and NHS hospitals as well as within the private and voluntary sectors. I have had various roles in teaching and consultancy.
Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych) - City University
Bachelor of science in Psychology (B.SC) - Goldsmith's College, University of London
British Psychological Society - Counselling Psychologist 258374
Health & Care Professions Council - Practitioner Psychologist PYL31888
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Although I am qualified to work with a wide range of issues, I have a special interest in cancer, long-term health conditions, palliative care and bereavement.
My fees are £100 per individual session or £150 for a couples/relationship counselling session. All fees can be paid for by cash or cheque at the end of the session or bank transfer within the week following the session.
I am able to offer some discounted rates for people on lower income or for students. Please contact me to discuss anything related to rates further.
Clinical supervision is an integral part of our professional development to facilitate learning. Therefore, my approach to supervision is integrative, experiential, reflective and relational. I explore with my supervisees the use of themselves with clients as well as looking at the processes behind the different dynamics.It is also a place to discuss ethical dilemmas.
I currently supervise psychology doctorate trainees, qualified healthcare professionals and volunteers on a helpline.
My fees are £75 per supervision session although I do offer discounted rates for students.