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PhD, MSc, BACP (Accred)

About me

I have over ten years experience seeing clients for short and long term counselling and psychotherapy. I specialise in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), moderate to acute anxiety or depression, social anxiety, relationship issues, alcohol issues, and sexual/physical/emotional abuse. Furthermore, I currently see clients at the Bupa Health Clinic in Bank and private practice at Liverpool Street.

So, if you identify with the following experiences or symptoms:-

Significant tiredness
Weight loss or gain,
anxiety or panic attacks
Negative thoughts,
Low mood
Stress
Anger
Suicidal thoughts
Depression
Struggling with your relationship
victim of abuse
Traumatic episode
Addictive behaviours - alcohol and drugs

Or perhaps, maybe you’re stuck in a cycle, which at times can make the world a fearful place. It might be helpful to explore what underlies these experiences to help you move forward.

About Me

I worked for Bupa Health Clinics for 9 years where I carried out thorough clinical triage psychological assessment in order to provide the appropriate treatment or referral pathway for clients.  I also provided both telephone and face to face counselling and onsite trauma support for employees and managers of organisations. Furthermore, for the past 5 years I have seen clients in my own private clinical practice at Liverpool Street, London.

My specialist areas are; trauma reactions, moderate to acute anxiety/depression, relationship issues, anger management, bereavement, oncology issues and sexual, emotional, and physical abuse. However, in the past ten years I have worked with disadvantage individuals, providing low cost therapy, and corporate clients, such as managers, partners and executives with the following presenting issues.

I am also a provider for Bupa, Cigna, Aviva and CBTclinics

What is Counselling and Psychotherapy?
Counselling tends to focus on short term treatment plans over a period of 6 to 12 weeks. The focus tends to be in the here-and-now, thus not necessarily delving into the client’s childhood. The aim of the counselling is usually to help individuals explore different ways of managing their emotional issues using solution focused and cognitive behaviour skills and techniques, which in return empowers the client to take control over how they manage their mental health.

Psychotherapy, on the other hand, focuses on longer term treatment plans (from 12 weeks onwards) for individuals that present with acute psychological disturbances. It aims to help client gain insight and understanding of their psychological distress. This often involves exploring and examining clients lived experiences from childhood to adulthood in a structured way, in which allows the client to feel safe and build trust in the therapist.

The overall aim of counselling/psychotherapy is to provide a safe, non-judgemental environment that gives individuals the opportunity to explore and examine their problematic situations causing emotional disturbances or challenges in your life.

The therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client is paramount in order to work through emotional issues, to improve individual recovery processes and further enhances clients’ mental well-being.

Consultation

It’s good to talk. Should you be unsure about what you are looking for in a counsellor or psychotherapist and you would like a chat, give me a call and I will be more than happy to talk anything through that you feel you need clarification on.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and Qualifications


PhD University of Leeds in 2017

Masters in Counselling and psychotherapy in 2005

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

I am a accredited member of:

UK Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapist (UKRCP)
British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapist (BACP)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

How much does it cost?


Initial Psychological Assessment £100

Face to Face (daytimes) £100

Face to Face (evenings) £100

EMDR                           £120

I also provide concession fees on an individual basis




When I work

Available times are: Monday - Fridays 8am till 8.00pm Saturday 12.00 - 5.00pm

Further information

I have disable access.

194 Maple Road, London, SE20

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Groups