It's good to talk, but it’s even better to be listened to. Counselling is a chance to build a nurturing relationship as a starting point for clients to approach their lives and relationships with new options and possibilities. I actively collaborate in the therapy to help explore feelings and thoughts and glimpse beyond imagined boundaries. I hope to encourage confidence and to help resolve feelings of unease and discomfort. From a place of safety comes the potential for growth and exploration.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an integrative counsellor supporting clients who are struggling to make sense of where they are at in their lives. I work with people who feel stranded or are not sustaining healthy and positive relationships due to deeper challenges such as self-acceptance, gender and sexual relationship diversity, and other isolating experiences.
I trained at London's Minster Centre for an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy. Prior to this I was in the performing arts world, often working in one-to-one settings and collaborating with other performers. My work has often depended on the relationships I build with others, a quality I now bring into my therapy practice where I have a particular understanding of musicians and others in creative fields.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, have worked at Mind in Haringey and Living Well, and was most recently part of the counselling service at the Royal Academy of Music. Before training as a therapist, I volunteered for many years at Switchboard, and have always had a particular interest in working with the LGBTQ+ community.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer an initial consultation session for a fee of £40 during which we will discuss how we might work together and also agree a fee. These currently range between £60-80 per session.
I offer both short- and long-term counselling and see people for as long as they continue to find it helpful and empowering.
Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.