We all feel overwhelmed at times, and these feelings can be transient or more long-lasting. It can be helpful to explore your thoughts and emotions in a safe, non-judgmental space. I am not here to advise you but rather to support your own choices. Together we can gain an understanding of what brings you to therapy now, and the thoughts, feelings and patterns of behaviour which may have been in place for some time. It can be helpful to talk to someone outside your circle of friends and family to gain an understanding of your challenges and emotions. I am interested in building an empathetic relationship which allows you to make sense of your experiences and gives you the insight to make the choices that will support your wellbeing.
I am a BACP-registered integrative counsellor. I will draw on a range of theories to support our work together based on your individual situation. Therapy offers an opportunity to look at your life, relationships and problems from a new perspective. I believe therapy can help people to understand their difficulties and experiences, and make positive changes in their lives. I have worked with a range of issues including bereavement, anxiety, depression, stress, work and relationship problems, migration, parenting and life transitions. I offer long-term, open-ended and short-term therapy. I have experience of working both on the phone and online.
The first step is to contact me via email. We can arrange an introductory chat and explore how we would work together. If appropriate we can arrange to meet for an initial session, at a reduced fee, which is an opportunity for you to decide whether therapy together feels right for you. During the first meeting we will also discuss the contract and practicalities.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Minster Centre in London. I work according to the BACP Ethical Framework.
I work in private practice and as an assessor for a therapy service. I have experience of long-term and short-term work, and of working in a bereavement service. Prior to training as a therapist, I worked in the arts sector.
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.