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About me

Are you struggling with anxiety, relationships, feeling depressed, low self worth? Are you aware of past experiences or traumatic events that are negatively impacting your life and relationships today? Do you feel isolated with your feelings, finding it difficult to talk to family and friends? 

Whatever your reasons for seeking therapy, I offer a confidential,  empathic, and non-judgemental space for us to explore your challenges together, so that you can learn more about yourself, reconcile past events and find new ways of moving forward in your life.

As an Integrative Relational Counsellor, I work collaboratively with a range of therapeutic approaches that I adapt to suit your individual needs. I have a relational approach, believing that the quality of the relationship between you and your therapist is crucial in supporting you when you're experiencing difficult feelings or distressed.

I support adults with a wide range of issues including anxiety, relationship problems, low self-esteem, depression, self harm, traumatic bereavement, sexual abuse and historical trauma. I additionally include mindfulness and bodywork techniques where appropriate to help regulation and relieve symptoms of stress and anxiety.

I work face to face at my practice near Oxford Circus and Tooting. I also offer sessions online and by telephone for those who are geographically further away or who travel for work.  I initially offer a free 20-minute telephone call where we can discuss what is bringing you to therapy and how we may work together before you commit to sessions.

I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO).  I abide by both their frameworks for ethical practice and have regular supervision to support my work.

Training, qualifications & experience

In addition to my private practice I am Clinical Manager at Help Counselling Centre in Notting Hill and have worked for the NHS providing front line counselling services.

  • BA(Hons) Integrative Relational Counselling (Middlesex University)
  • OCST 4 Online Counselling Audio & Webcam
  • CPCAB Level 2 in Counselling Skills
  • Working Therapeutically with Trauma
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Introduction to Somatic Experiencing

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.


The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£90.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I have availability available in Oxford Circus for face to face sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons/evenings.

Tooting on Saturday mornings is currently full.

Further information

I have an Enhanced DBS Certificate and am registered with the ICO.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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