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Counsellor, Psychotherapist & CBT (MSc, BSc) MBACP

About me

I am a fully registered BACP counsellor and psychotherapist with over 15 years in the field of mental health.  I offer both short term and longer-term, open-ended therapy depending on your needs. I work with all aspects of anxiety, depression, disorganised attachment and welcome all adult clients (18+). My approach to therapy is warm, relaxed and weaves together different modalities to meet the clients need at that time. The foundation of my training is psychodynamic, which is an exploration of conscious and unconscious forces that underlie human behaviours. My robust training within the NHS for several years has helped me to develop my own practice in a more holistic and integrative way.
My aim is to help you discover and develop new ways which are less compromised by past patterns which have contributed to your distress and suffering in the present. For more recent onset problems such as bereavement and work issues with a clear focus, I work collaboratively with you, helping you to gain a sense of agency around your current difficulty. My work is supervised regularly, and I continue to keep abreast with new developments and research within the field of mental health and well-being which further informs my practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • BSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Attachment Theory from an Addiction Perspective
  • 12 Step Awareness program
  • MBACP

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.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Betrayal
Dysfunctional repetitive patterns of behaviour
Feelings of low self worth
Over coming people pleasing
Over coming a break-up
Sibling rivalry
Trauma

Fees

£120.00 per session

Additional information

Sessions last for 50 Minutes, have a regular time-slot and are £100. 00 - £120.00 per session, depending on client circumstances.



When I work

On-line therapy. 8.30 - 6pm Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs.

Further information

I offer a safe, quiet and non-judgemental space in which to help you make sense of the challenges that brought you here. My aim is to work collaboratively with you, to enable a sense of agency and empowerment using tools you will be able to take away and use in your life going forward. I am a member of BACP (British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling) and work within their ethical codes of conduct. I have over 15 years' experience working in the field of mental health and wellbeing as well as addiction and emotional conflict. As well as my private practice, I am on the board of Trustees of the North London Trauma group. Please feel free to call for an initial chat with no obligation.

Past work has involved The Blenheim Project, West London Centre for Counselling, Brentfield Medical Centre and Brent Adult Psychotherapy Unit.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

I offer online therapy and telephone therapy.

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