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PGDip, MBACP(Integrative Psychotherapist & Counsellor), UKCP

About me

I am an experienced and qualified integrative psychotherapist and counsellor with years of experience working with a wide variety of difficulties including post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety, anger, personality disorders, narcissism, autism, dissociative disorder, abuse, violence, parenting and motherhood, depression, early childhood trauma, anxiety, anger, loneliness, guilt, loss and bereavement, development delay, social, behavioural and emotional difficulties and relationship difficulties.

I value a collaborative relationship with my clients and draw from a variety of therapeutic techniques, along with various modalities including psychodynamic, existential, transpersonal, gestalt and humanistic practices. An integrative approach recognises the importance of the whole person, valuing an awareness of the body, feelings, spirit, and intellect. My approach takes into consideration the emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, social and cultural aspects of the individual. This way of working is respectful of diversity and difference and ensures acute attention is paid to the unique character of the individual. My aim as a psychotherapist is to create a safe space that you can work from, to investigate and understand thoughts and feelings which may seem overwhelming

I offer both short and long term work depending on your reasons for seeking therapy. I provide psychotherapy and counselling for individuals from consulting rooms in West London, as well as distance therapy on the phone and Skype for both local and internationally-based clients. I do however prefer that we have met face-to-face for several sessions prior to commencing distance therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and therefore bound by their ethical framework. Registration number: 2011171416

Registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and therefore bound by their ethical framework. Registration number: 381484

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling - Regents University London
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling – Regents University London
  • Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling – Regents University London
  • Masters Degree – University College London
  • Certificate in Trauma, the Brain & Recovery – CPD
  • Certificate in Time-Limited Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Adults, Children, Parents – CPD
  • Certificate in Narcissistic disorders – CPD
  • Certificate in Healing the Emotional and Physical Scars of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) - CPD
  • Certificate in Existential theory – CPD
  • Certificate in Suicide Awareness & Response Training – CPD
  • Certificate in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies – CPD
  • Certificate in Safeguarding Children and Adults – West London NHS Trust
  • Training in Parenting Skills and Engagement

I have full professional indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS certificate

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Loss of purpose in life

Identity issues

Abuse

Autism and ADHD

Motherhood and parenting difficulties

Difficulties in pregnancy

Work issues

Stress or Discrimination

Early childhood trauma

Emotional, Social, Behavioural and Developmental difficulties

Guilt

Work-related stress

Relationship difficulties

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Fees

£100.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

The initial appointment is used to share your concerns and reasons for seeking therapy as well as finding out about my approach and recommendations. Within the initial consultation, we would discuss your needs and whether time-limited therapy or longer-term therapy would be helpful. Therapy sessions are 50 minutes long and take place once a week on the same day and at the same time. It is an important part of the therapeutic process that the sessions are consistent and regular, as it allows the work to unfold on a deeper level with the possibility of longer-lasting change. I am open to offering more frequent sessions, if necessary.

How much does it cost?

50-minute initial consultation: £65

50-minute sessions: £100

For self-funding students, job seekers and individuals on a low income, I am open to discussing a lower fee. This can be discussed in the initial consultation.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Available

Further information

Over many years I have seen the impact of difficulties on the lives of those affected and on their families and have equally seen how therapy can significantly improve the lives of oneself and loved ones. I have been witness to people in my life exploring their psychological worlds and seeking greater self-awareness. Being exposed to a wide range of personal issues and emotional difficulties myself and the impact that it has had on me, has made me want to help enable others to lead a more peaceful and balanced life.

At the heart of my practice however, I believe that the strength of individual therapy relies on the quality of the therapeutic relationship. I encourage open curiosity, exploration and to reflect on the meaning attributed to feelings, thoughts and experience and how this impacts one’s relationship with themselves, others and the world they inhabit. Through self-awareness and exploration in the “here and now” of the therapeutic relationship, the person can find or become aware of different ways of relating, allowing them to be confident in their choices and decision making.

Twickenham, TW2

Hampton Hill, Hampton, TW12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom