People seek psychotherapy and counselling for many reasons. You may be coming with a very clear sense of what is troubling you, or you may be experiencing a more generalised feeling that life has lost its meaning. I work with adults of all ages, cultural backgrounds and sexualities who are facing a broad range of challenges. For me, therapy is not about categorising people using labels or diagnoses. Instead, it allows the opportunity to stay with, and make sense of the unique experience of a person’s suffering.
Although psychotherapy and counselling can not provide you with a ‘quick fix’ or a ‘cure’, it is my belief that by gaining a clearer understanding of your situation and sense of what you want in your life, new choices and possibilities often emerge and the practical steps to realise these changes can be embarked upon.
I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space where, should we work together, we could reflect on and explore your situation: how things are for you now and have been in the past, what is important to you, and how things might be going forwards. A therapeutic relationship built on trust, care and honesty provides the foundation to my practice.
I have experience of working with individuals on an open ended basis, as well as for short-term, or time-limited periods.
Training, qualifications & experience
I undertook my training at the School of Psychology and Psychotherapy at Regent's University, London. I initially studied a postgraduate diploma in integrative counselling and psychotherapy before going on to further my training in the existential approach.
I am an accredited member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also a member of the Society of Existential Analysis (SEA).
I have experience working with clients in a variety of settings including a women’s centre, a mental health charity, and a community hospice.
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
Concessions offered for
- Sessions are 50 minutes long and take place on a weekly basis.
- The fee per session is £60 with the exception of the initial consultation for which I charge £40. I do have a limited number of places that I offer at concessionary rates for people whose circumstances mean they are unable to pay the full fee.
I currently have daytime and evening availability.
An initial consultation offers us the opportunity to meet with one another, without obligation, to explore the possibility of working together. We can discuss what has brought you to therapy, as well as the hopes and expectations you may have.
If you have further questions or would like to arrange an initial session, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me either by phone, or using the 'message me' button on this page. If I am unable to take your call, please do leave a message and I will get back to you.