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BSc, MA, MBACP (Accred), MBPsS

About me

I have a very empathetic and warm personality to be able to help you connect and support you through the difficulties you may have. Whether you are struggling in your personal, romantic or professional relationships or whether you are feeling sad, stuck or finding it increasingly hard to make important life choices or perhaps experiencing symptoms of anxiety, low self esteem or depression, I provide a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space in which you can explore your difficult and painful issues. I will support you in growth, self acceptance and fuller self-expression.


If you are a couple going round in an unhappy rut without knowing how to get out of it, I can facilitate a discussion that can bring healing to the relationship.


Sometimes taking the first step to therapy can feel daunting - figuring out which therapist to work with can be confusing; the idea of sharing your thoughts and feelings with a stranger can be anxiety provoking which is understandable. To help you make a decision, I do a discount on my usual fee for the first meeting to support this process of finding the right therapist. At this meeting you have a chance to talk freely about your situation and to ask any questions about starting therapy. We can decide together how many sessions are needed and to answer your questions about the counselling process.

Please email or call me to arrange an initial consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified psychotherapist and Counsellor with:

  • MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • BSc. hons in Psychology and Counselling
  • Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
  • Diploma in Christian Theology

Since I practice in a humanistic centred way, I believe that at the heart of everything is the encounter between two people. In addition, as an integrative counsellor I understand that people are unique individuals with their own experiences and feelings. I therefore find it incredibly important not to adopt a 'one size fits all' approach.  Instead, I focus on tailoring the therapy according to the individual’s unique needs. Perhaps you need to focus more on childhood experiences and relationships. Or it may be that we need to be more mindful of the present moment and work in the here and now. Alternatively, you may find that you would prefer shorter-term therapy with a focus on exploring how to better manage your situations in the here and now. As your therapeutic journey develops, we will continue to review your feelings and changing needs.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Sessions last 50 minutes and are set as follows:

Consultations in Hayes:

£50.00 per session

Consultations in Bethnal Green, London

£50.00 per session

Couples' Counselling

£70.00 per session

When I work

Opened on: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 9.00pm Saturdays: 10 to 4pm

Bethnal Green, London, E2

Hayes, Middlesex, UB4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Additional languages

Akan and GA