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About me

I have over ten years’ experience of Counselling diverse people, with a wide range of life challenges. These include bereavement and loss, relationship issues, domestic abuse including emotional, sexual, financial and physical abuse. I also support people with anxiety, stress and depression.

I am a qualified Person-Centred therapist. This means our counselling will be focused around you and your unique circumstances. You will be listened to and respected for who you are.

The counselling process is not to diagnose or tell you what you should do, but to help you become more aware of your own emotions and feelings. This helps clients to understand themselves better and to move forward positively in their lives.

I studied at the renowned Metanoia Institute in Ealing. I have extensive experience of working for the Woman’s Trust (an agency that specialises in recovery from domestic abuse). During my time there, I was privileged to support women from various class and ethnic backgrounds, including high profile clients. I have a keen interest in relationships and this passion inspired me to complete additional training as a couple’s counsellor. Additionally, I volunteered for a bereavement organisation for over 2 years. I am also interested in group work and have completed further studies.

First session - I am aware that making a decision to see a counsellor can be difficult, and as such I am happy to offer a free 20-minute exploratory session no obligation. During our time together we can explore your life, where you are, where you want to be and most importantly, what you think is holding you back.

I am currently enrolling for my "Bereavement Support Group".   Previous participants have said they feel supported, comforted, and not so alone after sharing and connecting with other group members. I have seen my clients move forward and progress because of meeting people with similar problems or issues. Please email or phone me, if you are interested in joining.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Person Centred Counselling

Couple Practitioner

Group Facilitator

I have been counselling people for over ten years.

I have extensive experience of working for the Woman’s Trust (an agency that specialises in recovery from domestic abuse).

I volunteered for a bereavement organisation for over 2 years.

Member organisations


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

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£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Individual counselling is £60 for 50 minutes

Couple counselling is £90 for 60 minutes

Group facilitation £50 for 120 minutes

When I work

Please email to check availability

Further information

I offer face to face, what's app, Zoom and phone counselling.

I offer short and long term counselling.

Ealing, London, W5

Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults