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Dip. Coun., MBA, LL.B, MBACP

About me

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 trainee member of 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.

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£75.00 per session

Further information

My practice is close to Borough Underground station and five minutes walk to London Bridge Station.

I also offer sessions online via Zoom.

Delta House, 175-177 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1HR

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom