Emotional difficulties and painful feelings are a fact of life, but sometimes they can become so overwhelming or unmanageable that we don’t know what to do or where to turn. Sometimes we just have a feeling of something being wrong but can't articulate what that might be.
Talking to friends and family can sometimes help, but if that isn’t an option, or isn’t helping, then perhaps it is time to consider counselling or psychotherapy.
Talking to someone who can offer a fresh and non-judgmental perspective allows you to get to the root of what is troubling you, helps you understand why you sometimes act in ways that don’t help you, and facilitates the process of positive change.
As an Integrative therapist I pay attention to the mental, emotional, physical and social aspects of your experience and tailor my approach to fit you.
Through working together we will explore your current difficulties and uncover the links between your past and your present experience. This exploration will give you a deeper understanding of what you are feeling and why, and will enable you to make effective, positive and lasting change.
My North London counselling practice is in Kentish Town and East Finchley. My Kentish Town premises are a short walk from Kentish Town tube and Thameslink stations, my East Finchley premises are a 3 minute walk from East Finchley Tube Station.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor, with an Advanced Diploma and MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. I trained at The Minster Centre over a period of six years. I also hold a BA in English Literature from Goldsmith's College, London.
I am registered with the UKCP and am a member of the BACP and adhere to their Codes of Ethics.
In addition to private practice I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist in various settings, including GP surgeries and women’s centres. I also have an interest in groups and group dynamics and have studied at the Institute of Group Analysis.
New research continuously informs current psychotherapeutic thinking, I develop and update my work through ongoing reading, supervision, talks and conferences.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Appointments are £90 and last for 50 minutes. I can offer some appointments on a sliding scale, please ask for further details.
If you are considering counselling or psychotherapy, but are not sure if it is right for you, we can arrange an initial consultation to discuss your concerns, which is charged at my standard rate. An initial consultation carries no obligation to continue.