I’m a qualified therapist registered with the BACP. I help people overcome difficulties and challenges using talking therapy. In essence, I nurture emotional and personal growth, enabling people to create their own solutions and move forward with clarity. My approach to therapy is open, honest, and straightforward. I believe in building trust and forging working partnerships with my clients, so that through collaboration our sessions can be as effective and beneficial as possible. By combining natural empathy and compassion with a rigorous interest in the therapeutic process, I aim to create a space for an open dialogue with my clients, to help them explore their lives and move closer to specific goals.
I can relate to the challenges of modern life and the complex pressures which people face in their personal and professional lives. Through therapy I can give you the space to explore your situation and examine the obstacles which affect your happiness and wellbeing. I’ll help you to better understand your perspective and power, while supporting you to discover your own insights and answers.
Talking therapy really isn’t as scary as it sounds. It’s about working on yourself and developing a deeper understanding, so you can get more out of life and fulfil your potential.
If this sparks your interest, then please contact me for a complimentary call to discuss how we might work together. If you decide to go ahead, then in our follow up session, we can explore the factors which have brought you to therapy and look at what you hope to get out of doing the work. At that time, we can discuss whether time-focused or long-term therapy is going to be the right choice for you. I think that it’s important to use this first session to see if we’re a good fit and to talk in more detail about how we will work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MA and postgraduate diploma in psychotherapy and counselling from Regent’s University London. In addition, I have completed training courses ranging from the psychodynamics of personal relationships through the Albany Trust to broader counselling skills training provided by City Lit. My previous experience includes specialist community counselling, working as a sexual health adviser and providing face-to-face support for people who feel that life is no longer worth living. I currently work as a therapist in my private practice, as well as for community mental health and bereavement services.
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