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About me

Counselling offers a unique opportunity to pay focused attention to anything that you might want to talk about.

This happens in an environment that feels safe, trusting and free of judgement. By exploring your past experiences, we can make connections in relation to your present circumstances.

There is also the chance to talk about and explore distinct issues which may cause feelings of frustration, depression or anxiety and a sense of feeling stuck. In building a warm and empathic relationship, we can cultivate an increasingly dynamic process moving towards growth and change.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling (no. 373745) and Psychotherapy which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. I ensure that I comply with their Ethical Framework.

The BACP guidelines ensures that I have  clear and concise guidelines and standards of what is expected in practice as a therapist, and for what a client should expect from a registered therapist.

I adhere to the regulations and keep current with latest research and changes in law.

I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I have also worked in the NHS as a qualified nurse, BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology. I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society.  I have experience of working in Adult social care in local government, Haringey Women's Forum and Spiral Holistic Therapy Centre.

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

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


Additional information

Initial assessment £50

Therapy sessions £50

When I work

I am available on Monday and Friday

2A Prebend Street, London, N1 8PT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults