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The Brixton Practice

About me

I offer weekly, twice weekly, fortnightly, and ad-hoc appointments. All my slots are available in-person, online, or by phone.

As a relationally orientated therapist, I help clients integrate past and present psychological difficulties through the use of the therapeutic relationship. Since we are unable to stop feeling, the therapeutic work with me is about allowing, accepting, and understanding feelings. Through this creative, immersive, and reflective, co-created process, healthier ways of being and relating are achieved.

With many years of experience supporting a widely diverse range of clients and colleagues it has been my experience that if a safe and authentic relationship can be established, the foundation of change is achieved. This aligns with the, now well know common factor, across therapeutic modalities:

"it is the quality of the therapeutic relationship that is the most significant predictor of outcome"

I am particularly interested in supporting individuals affected by developmental trauma. This includes helping individuals who have been exposed to severe childhood abuse, through supporting those impacted by the challenges inherent in all experiences of navigating our earliest relationships.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Supervisor, Psychotherapist, and Counsellor with over 20 years of experience working within the caring profession; supporting adults, young people, and families, within mental health, social care, youth justice and substance misuse services.

I have worked in secure settings supporting those with severe mental illness. This has had a profound effect on my depth of understanding regarding the human condition and the ways in which extreme stress and trauma influence the mind.

I started my psychotherapy work in 2012. Initially working within organisations, I progressed to private practice in 2015.  Alongside my private work, from 2016 to 2018, I team led an NHS IAPT service in London. In 2019 I trained as a supervisor and worked from 2019 to early 2021 as a group supervisor for therapists working in the NHS and in low-cost services. I supervise therapists in private practice. In 2021 I founded The Brixton Practice Counselling and Psychotherapy Service.

I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) whose code of ethics I abide by.

Main qualifications

  • Diploma in Relational Supervision @ Relational Change 2020
  • MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy @ Metanoia Institute 2018
  • Counselling for Depression (NICE informed) @ Metanoia Institute 2017
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling @ Metanoia Institute 2015
  • MSc Psychological Research Methods @ Surrey University 2013
  • BSc Psychology @ Lancaster University 2006

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Fees

£80.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

Initial sessions are free and £80 per session thereafter.  As part of the initial session, I offer associate therapist recommendations with various fee structures.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer appointments from

  • 10 am until 8 pm Monday to Thursday
  • 10 am until 1 pm Friday

Please contact me for current availability.

Tunstall Studios, 34-44 Tunstall Road, Brixton, Lambeth, London, SW9 8DA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups

Key details

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