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From the Ground Up Therapy (MBACP)

About me

The possibility for healing and growth lies within; my job is to guide you there at a pace that suits. Building the trust to be seen for who we are, without fear of abandonment or rejection can be the most powerful of therapeutic experiences. Qualities I bring into the therapy room include kindness, curiosity, respect, humour and compassion.

Issues I can work with include: abuse, addiction, anger, assault, anxiety, avoidance, bereavement, criminality, depression, eating issues, existential crisis, exploitation, gender identity, ill health, isolation, life-on-street aka 'gangs', relationships, sex and sexuality, shame, social issues, stress, trauma.

Asking for help takes courage and can be the first step on firm ground when things just don't feel right anymore. Therapy can be a place where you get to share that stuff you may not feel safe taking anywhere else. The weight of life can be gently lifted and a positive transformation can occur.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & Training

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Training in Advanced Diploma/MA Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Foundation Certificate in Integrative Counselling
  • Undergo regular CPD for working with complex psychiatric issues


  • 3 years as a clinical counsellor
  • Sexual health practitioner experience
  • 5 years experience of addiction recovery support 
  • 8 years as a boys and young men's worker
  • 121 youth mentor and workshop facilitator
  • 4 years peer-supervising probation officers working with offenders (HMPPS)
  • Regular delivery of training to professional adults

Additional Information:

  • Registered member of the BACP: 384184
  • Fully insured
  • Provisional member of the Diamond Approach UK

Depending on what best suits your needs you may, for example, experience me spotting patterns of relationships in your life. Our therapeutic relationship might then become a space to safely explore newer, healthier ways for you to be-in-relationship. Or I might invite you into the ever-present experience of your bodily feelings and sensations, which can nurture autonomy and enhance your capacity for self-reflection and awareness. And sometimes I might just listen, perhaps because no one has listened to you before.

I have experience working across ethnic, cultural and class backgrounds and with multiple gender and sexual identities, learning and physical needs and abilities. I welcome and celebrate difference and diversity in all areas.

I enjoy playing my drum kit, swimming, and slow walks in nature.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

£70 for 50 mins

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available Monday afternoons/early evenings in Brockley SE4 for socially distanced, face-to-face counselling, and on Tuesdays afternoons/early evenings for online counselling.

A D Acupuncture, Unit C, Damsel House, Dragonfly Place, London, SE4 2FN

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

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No disabled access for face-to-face counselling

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