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Adv. Dip. Reg. MBACP (Accred)

About me

I am an experienced counsellor working with a wide range of issues and offer a warm, compassionate, non-judgemental space to explore any issues that may be affecting the way you experience life.

Together we will work to unravel the many things that may have contributed to this and create the change you are hoping for.

Your issues will be unique to you, relevant to both the past and the present, but within this you may recognise some of the following:

  • The desire to understand your feelings and responses and make positive changes.
  • Feeling stuck in cyclical patterns.
  • Struggles with ongoing confused or painful feelings and the desire to develop an understanding of their roots.
  • The need to understand rising levels of anxiety, how to manage this and create the opportunity for change.
  • How to identify and challenge your own self-criticism and learn to recognise your value and build on your self-esteem.
  • The need to please others, sometimes to the detriment of your own needs.
  • The desire to share a space with someone who will engage with you fully and help facilitate a journey of change.

Please feel free to contact me to explore how we can work towards creating the change you hope for.

I respect your autonomy and will support you to lead the pace and depth of your own journey, working with the view that the relationship between counsellor and client is key to a successful process and the way we engage with each other is the key to a successful outcome.

I offer warmth, respect, empathy, commitment and confidentiality whilst facilitating a journey of healing and renewed vision.

I am a registered and accredited member of the BACP and abide by their ethical framework, believing strongly in providing a confidential, trusting and respectful relationship, working to make a difference and provide the support necessary to enable personal growth and change.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling.
  • Diploma in Humanistic Intergrative Counselling.
  • Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling.

Registered and accredited member of the BACP.

Further skills training in:

- Time Limited Counselling
- Psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamics
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Working with Children and Young people
- British sign language level 1, level 2

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Fees are £60 per session with some limited concession spaces available.

When I work

My practice is based in North Finchley. I have availability at various slots in both the day and evenings on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Further information

Please feel free to email and we can arrange a brief chat on the phone to discuss the possibility of starting some counselling and answer any questions you may have.

I think it’s a great idea for people to explore a range of therapists so they can experience who they feel might be a good fit for them.

We may arrange an initial session so you can get a feel of whether you think it might be helpful.

Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN4

Finchley, London, N12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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