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About me

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

Member organisations


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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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

I charge £65 - £75 for individual sessions and offer a limited number of low cost places to individuals who are unemployed or in financial difficulty.

Further information

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.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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