I offer individuals and couples the opportunity to explore aspects of life and feelings which are causing concern, in a way that is not always possible with family or friends.
In a safe, supportive and confidential setting, I will encourage open speech, thus enabling focus on thoughts, feelings, experiences and behaviour, with a goal to facilitating positive change.
I have much experience of working with a diverse range of people and I am aware that no two individuals are alike. My fluid way of working allows me to offer a therapy that I believe will be conducive to you.
I am available for time limited work, to address specific issues or an open-ended basis for more in-depth work, when there are more complex needs and issues to be addressed; the decision will be yours - either way can be productive.
Once contact has been made, we will arrange to meet up for an assessment, this will enable me to find out whether I am the best person to help and for you to decide whether I am somebody you would feel at ease with. If we are comfortable to proceed, we will agree details such as times and fees.
Please do not hesitate to call me should you have any queries about the counselling sessions I offer.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed 3 years of training by qualifying with an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Therapy. Additionally, I hold a Certificate in Couple and Relationship Therapy.
As an Accredited Member of the BACP I have been recognised for achieving high standards of knowledge, experience and development in my practice.
I undertake continual professional development in the form of regular courses and updates, as well as attending my own personal supervision sessions.
In addition to my private practice, I am employed by Grief Encounter as a clinician, helping families through bereavement; I believe psychological therapy should be available to all, therefore, donate time to a low cost community counselling service, supporting individuals and couples with a wide range of difficulties.
I am experienced at supporting a diverse group of clients, from varying ethnic, social and personal backgrounds. My work has incorporated both individual, couples and group therapy.
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.
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
Individuals - £60
Couples - £90
I do offer some low cost counselling for individuals/couples with financial constraints.
Concessions offered for
Currently sessions are being held by telephone, Zoom or Skype.
I offer counselling from pleasant surroundings in N12; there is non-restricted and free parking, as well as easy accessibility by public transport, being no more than 10 minutes walk from the tube.
Telephone, skype and home visits may be possible.