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About me

I believe that the essence of therapy is to provide a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment in which together we can explore the past experiences, current difficulties and future possibilities.

Considering psychotherapy and counselling and taking the first step in deciding which therapist to approach, can bring its own anxiety.

After an initial consultation, we can begin to see if I am the right counsellor and approach for you. I work on an individual basis, it is only by my listening to you and being along side you, that we can begin to develop an understanding of the internal perceptions and their meanings for you.

I work psychodynamically which means that through listening to the thoughts and feelings that you may begin to express, that together we can understand and uncover the more hidden or unconscious meanings.

Once you have decided to continue meeting with me for counselling, we would meet weekly at an agreed fixed time, and day which will be held for you.

I am based in the West End of London in Devonshire Street and am available Monday to Thursday from 9-8pm.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained for three years as a Psychodynamic Counsellor at Manor House Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling. I began and continue a placement at the London Clinic where I am referred patients on a one to one, open ended basis and uphold the BACP code of ethics with whom I am registered.

I am a qualified Cognitive Hypnotherapist specialising in Fertility issues as well as an NLP practitioner. I trained at Regents College and am a member of the National Council of Hypnotherapists whose code of Ethics I uphold.

I am also a member of the Institute of Group Analysis of which I am training.

I volunteered at St John's and Elizabeth Hospice for a year and have now opened a Private Practice in the West End where I offer rooms for other Therapists to rent.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

An area that I feel very passionate is facilitating small groups for new parents-to-be, from pregnancy to parenting. The objective being, to address the subject of attachment in the early stages of pregnancy and in the first year of the baby’s life. The hope is for baby to develop a good enough attachment with both parents and parents to develop an awareness of their own experiences and how might feed into their parenting style.

The object is to reduce the issues I often see with adults who have not sufficiently been contained in the early years or feel unable to recover from abandoned feelings and insecurity.

“Bringing up Baby” groups consist of a maximum of 5 couples and who to commit to the group for 2 years, meeting on a monthly basis having a months break when their baby is born. The new family can bring baby with them to the group and explore how they feel being a new parents.

For this group the only criteria is, to be first time parents. Single sex couples, adopting parents who are waiting for the arrival of their baby and heterosexual couples are all welcome.

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Fees

Additional information

Initial Assessment £150 for 1 hour

For individual weekly sessions of 50 minutes my fee is £120.

Couples for weekly 1hour and a half £180.

When I work

Monday, Tuesday - Thursday 9am - 7pm W1 Wednesday 11-4pm & Friday 9.30-2pm NW11

Further information

I am also able to see patients in rooms in NW11 at 999 Medical practice, London. For further information please contact me by email or leave a message on the telephone number above.I will endeavour to return your call.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups

Additional languages

Moderate French

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