I create a safe and supportive space to listen deeply to your concerns. If you are struggling to overcome painful experiences or you simply want to develop your potential and to live more fully, it can be helpful to have a skilful, caring and experienced person to talk to.
I work with individuals who are looking to understand their past and present difficulties, seeking to diminish the power of unhelpful defences and self-defeating patterns of behaviour.
I use a mixture of therapeutic styles including psychodynamic and relational approaches in order to support you to work on the challenges you face. I will help you to explore and understand your thoughts and feelings with the aim of helping you to be the best you can be and to realise your full potential – to be free, healthy and more self-aware.
Therapy is a weekly space just for you where you can get the support you need. Sessions last 50 minutes and are at the same time every week. I work on an open ended basis but can also offer shorter term work which can be effective for specific issues such as following a major life event.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a wide range of life experience including many years working as a senior manager for special needs and education charities. Alongside my private practice I have worked in University, NHS and local community counselling services.
I am a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), I have a postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Minster Centre in London. I also have an undergraduate degree in law and an MBA.
My work is conducted within the BACP Ethical Framework and UKCP Code of Ethics.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My practice is near Monument Underground Station and about ten minutes walk from London Bridge Station.
I also offer sessions online via Zoom.