About me

Finding a therapist can be a daunting and overwhelming task. It can also be difficult to know what you are looking for. I believe that the most important aspect of any therapeutic work is the therapeutic relationship, as this is central to the work that I do.

I am a trained Counselling Psychologist, with 15 years’ experience in the field of mental health. I have been a qualified counsellor for seven years, working with people presenting with difficulties that range from mild to severe. These include people who have been bereaved, experience psychotic symptoms, struggle to regulate their emotions, and/or have experienced childhood trauma. I also have experience of leading a Counselling service within a hospice, working for a mental health charity, Mind, and in both secondary and tertiary care within the NHS.

I work integratively, drawing from different models to find the best fit for you. I have a keen interest in working psychodynamically, whereby people may wish to work on understanding some of their unconscious motivations for their behaviour and/or understanding their relational difficulties. I also have experience working with Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), which offers skills to people who struggle to understand and regulate their emotions. 

When you start therapy, it is important that you work with someone who you feel comfortable and safe with. I aim to foster this environment by providing a non-judgemental and holding space. However, knowing if I am the right therapist for you or not will only be established through having at least one session. Therefore, I offer a free initial taster session up to 30 minutes online over Zoom. If we do decide to work together, I aim to provide you with a space where we can think about your difficulties and work through them as best we can together.

I also provide supervision to therapists, and have over three years supervision experience.

If you are interested in working together then please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone or email to arrange an initial session.  In the initial session we can discuss what you would like to get from therapy and if we will feel we can work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Doctorate in Counselling Psychology - 2021

Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology - 2014

MSc Forensic Psychology - 2012

BSc Psychology - 2009

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

BPS

British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Please note that this is not an exclusive list. If your difficulty is not listed, please contact me and we can discuss if it is possible to work together.

Fees

From £75.00 to £100.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP
  • Vitality

Additional information

I charge £100 per counselling or supervision session. However, fees can be negotiated based on personal circumstances.

I do offer a free initial 15 minute telephone conversation or a 30 minute session online via Zoom or Skype.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer some early morning and evening slots

Woolwich
London
SE18

London Bridge
London
SE1 3QX

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer both individual and group supervision (Groups of two for an hour and a half).

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