Warm, friendly and insightful and open to talking about anything that is troubling you.
Particular areas of interest include anxiety, depression, bereavement and working with children and adolescents
Please have a look at my website for more information about my qualifications, training and how I work. Thank you!
Training, qualifications & experience
Terapia 2017 to date
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Child and Adolescent)
MA in Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy
The Minster Centre 2013 – 2017
Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Regents College 2012 – 2013
Foundation in Counselling
Manchester University 1984 - 1987
BSocSci (Hons) Psychology and Social Policy
Other relevant experience
Counsellor, Bowmansgreen School - 2017 - 2018
NHS Counsellor, Lane End Medical Practice 2016 - 2017
Bereavement Counsellor, Marie Curie Hospice, Hampstead
2014 – 2016
Listening Volunteer & Selection Deputy, Samaritans Brent
2011 - 2015
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
The initial assessment fee is at a reduced rate of £30.
I charge £60 for individual sessions and offer a limited number of low cost places to individuals who are unemployed or in financial difficulty.
Concessions offered for
Children and young people frequently experience emotional difficulties which impact on their overall well being and confidence. These issues can manifest themselves in broader problems including withdrawal, physical ailments, failing to thrive at school (socially and / or academically) and a general feeling of things just not being right.
Therapy can help children and adolescents to navigate these challenges in a supportive and empathetic environment. Whilst the articulation of deeply held feelings is important, offering practical tools can provide the child or young person with the foundations of good mental health for life and can help them to feel happier, more in control and more confident overall.
I find that my current training as a child and adolescent psychotherapist is deepening my work with adults by exposing me to a wide range of creative techniques such as art and sand therapy. This training is also helpful when talking to adults about issues that can be linked back to their own childhood and also useful in supporting parents with the everyday challenges of parenting.