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About me

We all face difficulties in our lives. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming, there can be a sense of stuckness or an underlying feeling of dissatisfaction. In my work as a psychotherapist, I see the inherent human potential to work through suffering to find healing, inner change or inner strength. A fundamental part of this process is the experience of being truly heard, without judgement.
I am an integrative transpersonal psychotherapist. This means I have a holistic approach and draw on a range of therapeutic ways of working including humanistic, psychodynamic, gestalt and CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy).  I work from the premise that each client is unique and therefore requires an individually tailored approach. The transpersonal dimension enhances the work by bringing depth and honouring one's deepest nature. 

If the client wishes to incorporate other ways of working, I offer the opportunity to work with creative imagination interventions such as visualisations, dreamwork, sand play as well as mindfulness. These tools can be helpful when words alone feel limited.

In my experience, the impact of psychotherapy is largely based on what is right for each person. There can be a feeling of letting go, releasing something or discovering inner resources. A clearer understanding or way forwards can be revealed.  If there are old patterns that no longer have a use, they can shift. New ways of living or being can be found. More of yourself can transpire. Sometimes it can feel difficult to face certain situations. I provide a warm, open and safe space to work through it.  

I work both in long-term and short-term ways.

My clients include adults and adolescents.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Human Psychology
  • ​Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in Little Venice. This was a five-year training programme that involved at least 550 hours of psychotherapy practice (at Help Counselling Centre in Notting Hill and EACH Counselling in Harlesden) and a psychiatric placement at The Maudsley Hospital. My training involved personal in-depth psychotherapeutic work. 
  • I see clients in my own private practice 
  • I also work as a pre-bereavement practitioner for the Ruth Strauss Foundation

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Centre For Counselling & Psychotherapy Education, Beauchamp Lodge, 2 Warwick Crescent, London, W2 6NE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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