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About me

I am a qualified, registered (mBACP, mBPS) and experienced psychotherapist, providing a warm, compassionate and proactive approach to help you navigate through life's challenges.

Different people have different needs, and clients need different therapy. Some people may want or need a direct approach, some may need guidance, some need space to process, some need more questions and others need more answers; everyone is different.

Recognising these individual needs is key to empathising with you, understanding you, and addressing how to move forward. That’s why my practice has an integrative therapeutic approach, whereby I tailor the therapy to the individual.

My practice is both client-centred and solution-focused. With me, you can expect to be given the time you deserve to feel understood, whilst also making sense of your feelings and circumstances and bringing successful changes to your life.

I have seven years of training and experience seeing people from a wide range of backgrounds, including overwhelmed students, stressed-out parents, burned-out professionals, among many more.

I practice from a private and peaceful environment in Walton-on-Thames. Free parking is available to all clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional registration:

  • mBACP - Member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • mBPS - Member of The British Psychological Society (BPS)

Education/Professional training:​​

  • Masters Degree, Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy - University of Roehampton (final year)
  • PGDip (Psych), Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy - University of Roehampton (2 years)
  • Advanced Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • PGCert, Psychotherapy - Regents University London (1 year)
  • Bachelors of Science, Psychology - Sussex University

Employment experience:

  • Mitchell Private Therapy
  • The Mitchell Practice, London
  • The Priory Group
  • Kensington School
  • Richmond Upon Thames School
  • Off The Record, London

I have experience helping both adults and young people with all kinds of difficulties and problems, including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, family struggles, perfectionism, low energy, ruminating thoughts, among more.

As an Integrative Psychotherapist with a PGDip in Integrative Psychotherapy and an Advanced Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I have trained in several psychological models and techniques and I customise my approach according to the client's individual needs. My practice was born from the desire to help people feel fulfilled, empowered and autonomous in their lives.

Seven years of professional psychological training has provided expertise in both short and long-term models, allowing me the ability to draw upon a range of evidence-based approaches in my work, including Cognitive-Behavioural, Person-centred therapy, Narrative, Psychodynamic, and Counselling for Depression (CfD).

With knowledge in several models, I have the ability to apply different approaches dependent upon what's most helpful to you. In this way, my practice fits around who you are and what you need.

I work full-time in London (Marylebone) and Surrey (Walton-on-Thames). I also offer online or telephone therapy sessions.

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.


£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

When I work

Monday - Friday 8am - 7pm

Get in touch to enquire about a specific day/time, or to find a convenient time for your session.

Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12

Type of session

In person

Types of client