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(BA Hons, PGDip, MBACP Reg.)

About me

I am a psychotherapist with over a decade of professional experience, offering short-term and open-ended therapy. I work from my practice in Walthamstow, East London where I invite you to talk in privacy about yourself and the difficulties you’re facing. I am an attentive listener, aiming to address you as a unique and specific individual.

My approach to psychotherapy is psychoanalytic, focusing on the notion of the unconscious which suggests that we aren’t always aware of what moves us. Our true motives, beliefs, desires and fears can be hidden from us, having a powerful effect on our experience in the world and sometimes causing us pain.

Expressing freely what is in one's heart and thinking deeply about life with a psychotherapist often leads to revelations which, in turn, may provide relief from emotional suffering and a different way of experiencing oneself and others.

My practice is walking distance from Walthamstow Central (Victoria Line) and Walthamstow Queens Road (Overground between Gospel Oak and Barking) stations.

Training, qualifications & experience

I'm a member of UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

I'm a member of the Guild of Psychotherapists where I completed training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I also have a PGDip in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and I'm trained in Transactional Analysis.

Alongside my own practice, I have been practicing at UCL Student Psychological and Counselling Services since 2015. I was previously a therapist at One Therapy London (formerly Psychotherapy UK) for nine years. I have also practiced at Mind (West Essex), Centre for Better Health (formerly the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association), and the Guild of Psychotherapists Clinic.

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

Fees

Additional information

My standard fee is £65. I have a limited number of low fee places available.

When I work

Please contact me for availability.

Type of session

In person

Additional languages

Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian