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MBACP BSc (hons)

About me

I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor. I have experience working with clients on a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, grief, loss & self-esteem. As a counsellor my work uses an integration of therapeutic approaches such as Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Existential, Cognitive Behavioural and Mindfulness. I view clients in a holistic and non-judgemental way and aim to create a supportive and cooperative relationship. I believe when listening attentively to the client and working together, you can create a space which encourages personal growth and self-reflection.

The Humanistic & Person Centred approach to therapy which I work by, emphasises the great importance of the relationship between client and counsellor. The client is given the opportunity to lead the way, and I as the counsellor actively listen and respond to what the client brings, aiming to provide an environment which feels safe, empathic and open-minded. I will however, at times, be challenging in a constructive way with the client, allowing for potential therapeutic change, discovery and shifting within the client. I feel Psychodynamic theory underlies my work with clients, in the counselling room you will look at themes such as childhood, attachment in relationships, developmental stages and the unconscious. From my training I approach therapy with the existential givens in mind, allowing space to look at the existential angst which lies in all of us and fundamentally what it means to be human. I find it helpful to draw on fundamental ideas of CBT when working with clients, such as looking at thought patterns and coping mechanisms, I also use ideas and practices from the concept that is Mindfulness in the counselling room.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a degree in BSc Integrative Counselling from Roehampton University, attained in 2012.

I have attended various trainings and courses, in particular working with trauma & complex trauma, abusive relationships and low self-esteem, also mindfulness, and using art in therapy. I regularly attend talks and lectures, keeping up to date on latest developments in the field of counselling and psychotherapy.

As well as working with clients who have a range of different issues in private practice, I work with clients who have experience of being in an abusive relationship, I have been working with this particular issue for some time now. I also have experience working in a low-cost, adult therapy service which offered general counselling, while there I also received further training to work with clients in crisis, with complex issues such as self-harm, addiction and suicidal thoughts.

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


£60.00 per session

Additional information

My fee is £60 a session

I have a few reduced fee slots available

The initial session is £50

Herne Hill Space, 135 Dulwich Road, London, SE24 0NG

Type of session

In person

Types of client