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About me

I am a fully qualified Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, which means that the therapeutic work is tailored to meet the needs of the individual wherein the therapeutic relationship is at the centre of the work. I have a wide range of therapeutic interests due to my background in health and social care. I have worked alongside adults with complex needs in a range of settings including: domestic abuse, offending, sex working, trafficking & modern day slavery, immigration and asylum, homelessness, health and disability, drug/alcohol services.  Previous counselling roles include Bereavement Service, specialist women's service and specialist mental health service. 

I can provide a safe and non judgemental space in which to support you through the therapeutic process in a collaborative way, in order to help you gain a clearer understanding of what might be going on for you. This can be either short or longer term work.

As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I fully adhere to code of ethics and professional conduct. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Degree in Social Psychology BSc Hons
  • Advanced diploma Humanistic Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited)
  • Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Short term counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Safeguarding, adult and child protection
  • Trafficking and exploitation
  • Self harm and suicide
  • Complex loss and grief
  • Polyvagal theory - Trauma Informed Approach

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I can provide counselling sessions on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis.

I operate a 24 hour cancellation policy

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am able to offer evening or daytime slots, either face to face, on line or by telephone.  Please feel free to contact me to discuss further.

Further information

I have availability for both evenings and daytime slots.

I am based in Hackney E8 and work from a private, dedicated counselling space in London Fields area. 

I offer sessions face to face, adhering to health and safety guidelines under Covid restrictions. Telephone and on line sessions are also available.

Please contact me if you would like more information, or to arrange an appointment. 

St. Joseph's Hospice, Mare Street, London, E8 4SA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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