The current climate of fear around Coronavirus has increased levels of anxiety, which I can help with. I am also accepting concessionary fees for people suffering loss of work.
As an integrative psychotherapist, my approach is determined by the individual and their needs. My work involves an exploration and understanding of your life and experience from birth to present, including unconscious processes and dreams. I seek to understand thought patterns, fears, obstacles and unhelpful perceptions that stand in the way of love and success. You are encouraged to talk about and understand your feelings, and to learn to distinguish between truth and fear.
Our first session is an assessment where we can discuss any questions or concerns you may have, as well as expectations and hopes.
I work with generalised anxiety disorder, PTSD, and I have helped numerous clients and patients work through anxiety and depression, addiction, bereavement, panic attacks, and more. Currently working in the NHS in complex care and having trained in an NHS hospital, I also work with more complex issues and personality disorder including BPD.
“The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last of one’s freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance.” ~Victor Frankl
As a qualified practitioner in Alternative Dispute Resolution I am also trained to work as a mediator to help settle disputes out of court efficiently and peacefully.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling from Regent's University. I am a trained mindfulness practitioner, and I have previously volunteered at Cruse, Mind and Goodmayes Hospital in Redbridge working in complex care.
I have been working with people helping to understand themselves better for nearly 20 years. I have worked in the NHS in complex care and personality disorders.
For many years I worked in media for various publications and websites as an Agony Aunt and daily columnist. I am also a published writer, and this work continues in response to demand.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
During your first session we will look at your goals, discuss the terms including expected duration and frequency of your therapy, and whether long-term or short-term.
I have a limited number of low-income spaces available, which can be discussed when you contact me.
My usual fees are £50 for an initial consultation and £75 per 50-minute session.