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About me

I never imagined that childhood experiences such as changing schools multiple times, not having many friends and a bicycle accident could be considered traumatic events that would impact me in adulthood. It was only when I began training to be a counsellor and received personal therapy (as a course requirement) that I fully understood. Since qualifying as a BACP registered counsellor, it has been my passion and quest to help people struggling with trauma related issues including anxiety, depression, low self-worth, anger, grief and relationship challenges.

I use an integrative approach which avoids a one size fits all view to counselling and enables me to utilise various modalities according to the needs of the client.

Cultural Diversity - I am able to relate to individuals from various cultural backgrounds as I have lived in various cities in Southern Africa, Italy, France and the UK. I was also born into an extended family that included relatives from Sweden, Scotland, Zambia, USA, Caribbean, South Africa and Iran. As such, I have a deep appreciation of the diversity, mixed heritage and the rich tapestry of mankind which I feel very comfortable working within.

Couples Therapy & Premarital Counselling - I especially enjoy working with inter-racial couples covering all the main relationship issues using the Prepare-Enrich programme.

If you are looking for someone who is non-judgemental, compassionate, has a good listening ear and really cares about helping people, then you have found the right person.

Training, qualifications & experience

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I have a level 5 diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling.

I am also a level 2 Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP-2)

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Low self-worth


£60.00 per session

Additional information

My fees are as follows:

  • Single: £60 per individual session of 50 minutes
  • Couples: £90 per session of 1hr 30 minutes
  • Limited concession fees for low income clients. Please enquire for further information.
  • I also offer a free 30 minute phone consultation

When I work

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I am able to see clients from 8am on weekdays

34 Axminster Crescent, London, Kent, DA16 1HG

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