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MBACP, Adv Dip

About me

It can feel difficult to know which counsellor to choose, therefore I offer a free on-line or in-person consultation to help you decide and answer questions you may have.

There comes a point in many of our lives when things feel too much. If you are reading this I suspect you’ve reached, or are feeling very close to this point. When we are feeling like this, for whatever the reasons may be, it can be difficult to know who to turn to or perhaps to even believe anyone can help.

If you’ve never had counselling before it may feel like a daunting and confusing place to enter. Along with this, there is often the fear of, what will I say, where will I start, how can it help me or I’m not sure my problems are that bad. My initial role is to make you feel at ease, lessen your anxieties and allow you to feel safe and confident enough to open up and express your thoughts and worries with me. Then, together we can address these difficulties.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (BACP accredited)
  • Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling

I am an experienced psychotherapist who has worked with a wide range of issues. My approach is psychodynamic. I provide weekly session and being psychoanalytically trained I also offer more in-depth analytic sessions where clients attend two or three times as week.

My five years of training have been endorsed and accredited by the BACP and as a registered member of this organisation, I work to their standards of Good Practice and their Code of Ethics and have successfully completed their Certificate of Proficiency.

I am registered with the Information Commissioner Office and follow their guidelines on data protection making sure all my work is held in accordance with the law. Along with this, I have public liability and professional indemnity insurance, should it ever be needed.

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


£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • Starts from £50.00 per session
  • Free initial consultation session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I will do my best to meet your needs regarding availability and can offer some evening appointments

Further information

I work in-person from a discreet office in Whetstone, Barnet. The practice has a telephone entry system and I am located in a quiet room on the lower ground floor which is accessible by stairs or lift.

Parking is usually available on the main road or in the adjacent car park at M&S.

2 Cadbury Close, London, N20 9BD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.