Having received both vaccinations I am currently seeing clients in-person and online using Zoom/Skype. This offers an option to get the support you need the way you want.
For in-person sessions I continue to adhere to social distancing measures, have hand gels in the therapy room and, between clients, I use antibacterial wipes on all common surfaces.
I am a registered BPS and HCPC registered chartered counselling psychologist (CPsychol, DPsych) with experience across a diverse range of issues including substance use, anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, personality disorders, self-harm in addition to many more concerns.
Deciding to engage with psychological therapies means finding the right therapist for you. I work in a practical and down to earth way that is geared towards helping you make the most out of therapy, at a pace that works best for you. Using a collaborative approach we will work together to explore and unravel the issues that are bringing concern to your life. I am here to listen, to be with, to empathise and to support you as best I can.
I have extensive experience in working with individuals who feel challenged by their emotional experiences. I conducted my doctoral research into men's use of substances with a focus on how they are used to manage social expectations of masculinity and men's emotional experiences. This does not mean it is only men who are challenged by social and gender expectations so please contact me if this resonates with you.
If you are hesitant with the notion of therapy, feel unheard or feel challenged by how you "should" be living you life then my approach can help you. There are no expectations from me for how you should engage with therapy. I aim to provide is a space that makes you feel comfortable and safe to express yourself. My doctoral training and clinical exposure has given me the skills and experience to practice across a wide range of evidence-based theories and techniques such as existential, psychodynamic and CBT therapies
Please get in touch to discuss your therapy needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional Doctorate Counselling Psychology (Regent's University London) (2015-2020)
Post Graduate Diploma Psychology (London SouthBank University)
BSc (Finance) (University College Cork)
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.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
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
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
It is best to contact me via email as I am not always available by phone. I will respond as soon as I can that day. I offer a free 15 minutes initial phone consultation. I am registered with the following insurance companies; AXA PPP, Aviva, Cigna UK, WPA and Healix. Individual self-paying fees are £115 per session with a limited number of £95 sessions available. I also have a very limited number of reduced slots available at £75 for those on low income and students.
In-person and online availability for Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays