I am a fully qualified and BABCP accredited Multilingual Psychotherapist working in Fulham, London, SW6. I also provide CBT online via telephone Skype and video link in English, French & Spanish. I offer psychological therapy for a range of mental health disorders drawing on various treatment interventions to offer you a sound treatment plan throughout your therapeutic journey.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) and interpersonal (IPT) psychotherapist with over 10 years’ experience of helping people with a range of psychological problems. My practice is integrative with person centered and psychodynamic interventions where appropriate. My main specialisations are around eating disorders, post traumatic stress disorders(PTSD) and Long term health conditions(LTC).
I am trained in working with long term health conditions for which make up 50% of my caseload so this encompasses conditions such as chronic pain,fatigue and medically unexplained symptoms, such as fibromyalgia, Elhers danos syndrome, IBS, diabetes and coronary diseases as well as oncology to name a few.
This has informed my practice around physical and mental health and its relation to gut health and wellbeing. My current research is concerned with the impact of gut health on long term health conditions and mental health on a whole. Previous MSc research was focused on men and suicide and how men discuss their experiences of relationship breakdown. I am experienced therefore in working with men in therapy and enjoy this work.
I am experienced in working with people who present with mental health problems, ranging from mild to moderate Anxiety and Depression, and early symptoms of Psychosis. A large percentage of these clinical interventions have consisted of providing evidence based therapy to treat a variety of complex presenting problems within the frame of mild to moderate depression and anxiety. The areas in which I have worked have been geographically located within rather diverse communities. The services within which I have gained experience have thus provided a range of groups and services as well as one to one interventions to cater for these groups. I am a fluent speaker and writer in French, Spanish and English . This has enabled me to live and work abroad in Colombia and Reunion Island as a teaching assistant for the British Council, with disadvantaged children. This has helped my clinical work by providing me with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to relate to people from a range of cultural and social contexts. It has also raised my awareness of the cultural factors that may impact a person’s experience of mental health problems here and in other countries, as well as build my confidence in being able to do so using the persons ‘mother tongue’. I am personally interested in the interaction between culture and therapeutic experience. In addition I myself am a medico-legal court interpreter of 8 years providing interpreting services in both Spanish and French within magistrate and crown courts primarily for family and immigration cases. I am therefore working with a range of cultures and languages on a regular basis
Over the last few years my work has been informed by psychotherapy for specific disorders. I have a good understanding that the goal of cognitive therapy is to work collaboratively with the client to identify and challenge cognitive distortions, and to develop more realistic cognitive perspectives, thereby relieving cognitive, affective and behavioural disturbances
I co-ordinate and co-facilitate psycho-educational and self-confidence groups. Both groups are highly interactive with a mixture of group discussions and role play, as well as sufficient supervision post-session. My practice and experience to date demonstrates strict adherence to the BPS code of ethics and the NICE guidelines.
Working closely within a multidisciplinary team of Clinical practitioners has provided me with a sound understanding of the therapeutic differences of these approaches and which types are best used for treatment.
- Long term health conditions/medically unexplained symptoms(LTC)
- Eating Disorders
- Grief / Bereavement
- Health Anxiety
- Panic Disorder
- Sleep Problems
- Social Anxiety / Phobia
- Specific Phobias
- Work Related Stress
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Counseling -psychology(Dpsych in progress)
- PGDIP-in Psychological Intervention (CBT)
- Master MSc Psychology
- Post Qualification Certificate in Evidence Based Psychological Interventions for Long-Term Health Conditions
-Post qualification certificate-CT-PTSD
- BA(Hons) European Marketing French and Spanish combined
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.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £60.00 to £120.00
Concessions offered for
Weekly 50-minute face to face sessions: £120
Weekly 50-minute digital(online)/phone sessions:£95
Please contact me to check current availability (Wait list available)
Payment accepted by bank transfer at least 48 hours ahead of each session
Concessions(sliding scale rates) may be available for students and those on low income - contact me for more information.
I am flexible with sessions taking into account clients working and commuting also or with family commitments I offer sessions as early as 6am to 9pm and weekends also.
Having worked as a medico-legal interpreter my interest for therapy grew as I became more aware of the need for clients to experience psychological support in their mother tongue without an interpreter as an intermediary. I thus grew my client base in the treatment of ptsd which I also offer in both French and Spanish.
In my clinical roles I have also worked alongside interpreters thus experienced first hand the room for loss of nuance and meaning in relation to what can often be a clients emotionally distressing experience. I have been trained in working with interpreters via the London scholars scheme whereby we worked a local refugee organisation. I hold a BA (hons) in European Marketing French and Spanish from Roehampton University of Surrey. I am a fluent speaker and writer in these languages. I am heavily involved in charitable work within both communities. I thus find being able to offer services in various languages an additional rewarding part of my work.