I am a fully qualified, experienced and accredited adult and adolescent psychotherapist and counsellor. Seeking a therapist can be a daunting, sometimes confusing process. That is why I offer a free first online or phone consultation. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 07557371522 and leave a message.
This is an opportunity for us to have a brief chat about what has brought you here, what you may hope to achieve from therapy and if working together has the potential for change for the better.
The next step would be to meet a further one or two times for an in depth consultation. This step is important to build trust and confidence and to get an idea of what therapy entails and if it feels right for you.
Once it feels appropriate, weekly sessions will be scheduled. Sessions are 50 minutes in duration and are held on the same day and time.
It is sometimes difficult to acknowledge, least of all to yourself, when things don't feel right in your life. I offer a completely confidential, safe and professional space where you feel heard and we can explore and make sense of your experiences together. With developing understanding of oneself, comes I believe, a potential to live life in a happier, more balanced way.
Throughout my life, I have embraced new cultures and understand firsthand the challenges around building one's unique identity in the context of diversity in terms of race, culture, gender, sexual orientation and religion.
I have a professional, warm, empathetic and committed approach that has helped my clients understand and navigate difficult periods in their lives.
Currently I practice online due to the Covid-19 restrictions. Once it is safe to do so and in accordance with government guidelines, I will also offer face to face sessions in Central London.
I have worked with people experiencing Abuse, Addictions, Anger Management Issues, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Dis-associative Experiences, Divorce, Eating disorders, Health Anxiety and Health Related Issues, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-Related issues, Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Transitional Life Periods, Work Related Issues
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed an intensive and rigorous 5 year academic and clinical training at WPF Therapy and am a fully qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist. My qualifications are as follows:
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Theory and Practice -University of Roehampton, Merit
- Postgraduate Diploma in Adolescent Counselling in Schools-Metanoia Institute
- Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills, WPF Therapy
- Professional member of the BPC ( British Psychoanalytic Council), the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy , the BACP (British Associate of Counselling, Psychotherapy), the FPC (Foundation of Psychotherapy and Counselling) and BAATN( Black, African and Asian Therapy Network). All of these organisations have strict ethical codes and professional standards of confidentiality to which I subscribe. I undertake regular supervision and personal therapy in accordance with BACP guidelines.
- Clinical experience includes hundreds of hours of face to face and online individual sessions with adults and adolescents, working for several years at the highly respected Wimbledon Guild, WPF Therapy and a number of London secondary schools.
- I work in private practice as well as in London secondary schools as a counsellor.
- Co-founder of Private Psychotherapy London.
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.
British Psychoanalytic Council
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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
Regular weekly sessions are for 50 minutes and the cost is £70 per session.
Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm