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About me

I am able to offer one to one counselling in a confidential setting from a dedicated therapy room in my house in Cheam (near Sutton in South West London). I work with clients who are experiencing any of the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addictions (including alcohol, drugs, sex and pornography)
  • Loneliness
  • Worries about older age and retirement
  • Relationship issues (both straight and gay)
  • Marital problems
  • Bereavement

If you would like to arrange an initial session to discuss your situation and to determine whether I would be able to help you work through the issues that are troubling you, please contact me to arrange an initial assessment session.

I would work with you using an “Attachment- based “ Psychotherapy approach to help you explore your childhood and adolescence as well as your current concerns and worries since many of the issues and problems we face as adults have their roots in our earlier life.

I can offer both short term (6-12 weeks) and long term (more than 3 months) counselling. We can discuss this with when we meet for an initial session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been a practising counsellor since 2009 and I am a registered British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy member (MBACP). I was trained integratively over a three year period (2006-9) to use a variety of different approaches in my counselling practice. I hold the following counselling qualifications:

  • A BACP accredited Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling.
  • Continuing Professional Development certificates in CBT, Psychosexual Therapy, Personality Disorder and Attachment Theory.
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in "Attachment Theory", Wimbledon Guild.
  • Attachment Theory and Clinical Practice short course CPD at the Bowlby Centre, London.

In addition to my private practice, I also work as a counsellor for MIND, the mental health charity.

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

Additional information

My fees are £40-£45 per 50 minute session which would normally be weekly. I am able to offer both daytime and evening appointments.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults
Older adults