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BA, MA, PGDip

About me

You may find yourself trapped in unwanted thoughts or behaviours, have experienced a recent loss or change, or feel you are not living as fully as you would like to. You might be looking for support to make sense of the challenges you face but are are not sure where to turn.

Therapy provides a space of safety and support in which you can freely express and explore yourself. Together we will work towards harnessing a greater level of awareness that can enable a deeper connection with yourself, more meaningful relationships with others, and bring about real change.

I work integratively, which means that I utilise a number of different theoretical modalities in tailoring a unique approach that best fits you.

Fundamental to my approach is a strong working relationship of trust, upon which we can collaboratively build a space that enables a connection with instinctual modes of self-expression, reflection and growth.

I encourage an awareness of how we relate together and explore how elements of this might represent set beliefs and patterns in your life. I facilitate a focus on bodily reactions and sensations in order to work towards expanding a vocabulary of self-expression.

I believe in the therapeutic space as a secure testing-ground in which you can practice and experience the possibility of breaking-out of set patterns of behaviour and, instead choose the energy you want to live with.

To get started you can send me message and we can set up an initial consultation during which we can talk about what you want to get out of therapy. If you are happy to continue we would then set up a weekly time for our sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over over ten years experience in mental health, having worked in; schools, prisons, supported accommodation for people with severe mental health diagnoses, and in higher education.

I have also held positions as a therapist in a hospice and as part of a low cost therapy service in West London.

I am experienced helping people with a range of emotional and psychological difficulties including; abuse, addictions, bereavement, depression, eating disorders, gender and identity issues, low self-esteem, personality disorders, relationship problems, work related stress, sexuality and sexual problems.

Qualifications:

PGDip in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy - The Minster Centre

Foundation in Group Analysis - Institute of Group Analysis

MA Psychosocial Studies - Birkbeck University of London

Member organisations

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

£70.00 per session

Additional information

I see clients in quiet and comfortable therapy rooms in Clapton and Dalston.

I offer initial assessments for £40 and individual, 50 minute sessions from £70

When I work

I currently have space

Further information

I take an anti-discriminatory LGBTQ+ affirmative stance, and I am open to difference in all its forms.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling Practitioners (MBACP) and abide by their code of ethics.

44c, Blurton Road, London, E5 0NL

HQ Therapy Rooms, 83A Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2PB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme