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BA (Hons), Dip Couns, Registered MBACP (Accredited)

About me

I am a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor and psychotherapist and an accredited member of the BACP.

I specialise in major life transitions, depression, anxiety and relationship issues and will work with a very broad range of presenting issues. I endeavour to create a containing space for you to explore whatever it is that brings you to therapy now and adopt a number of approaches to ensure that we tailor an individual approach that works for you.

I offer an initial session for £35 so that you can get a feel for the process without making any commitment to ongoing work.

I am now taking enquiries for face-to-face appointments again.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have eight years of experience in delivering one to one counselling work in a number of settings and with a broad range of presenting issues.

Qualifications:
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling that I attained after four years of study at the Minster Centre in London.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Work Experience:

Present:
Registered, Accredited member of the BACP in private practice.
Mental Health Specialist in universities.
Recognised healthcare provider for AXA PPP and WPA.

Past:
Psychotherapist in an NHS IAPT service.
Senior counsellor and assessor for Carers Lewisham.
Support time and recovery volunteer at Mind in Camden.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Major life transitions

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Fees

£75.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Standard fee

£75 for a 50 minute session.

Online fee

£65 for a 50 minute session.

Walk and Talk Therapy fee

£65 for a 50 minute session.

NHS staff and students

£45 for a 50 minute session.

When I work

Weekdays - Daytime and Evening

ELOC Suite 12, 80-86 St Mary Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 9RE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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