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About me

Opening up to talk about your thoughts, feelings and anxieties can be really difficult but, just by coming here, you’ve already taken the first step. I provide a warm, non-judgemental, confidential and compassionate space for you to explore the places in your life where you feel stuck and to start to make some changes.

I am an integrative counsellor which means that I am trained to use a range of different therapeutic approaches. I am therefore able to tailor my therapy to the individual and work in a way that best suits your needs. I always work relationally because I see each person as unique. We have all taken our own paths to get where we are and have been shaped by the way we move through the world, with our own histories, bodies and combination of cultural, ethnic, religious, gender and sexual differences.

I believe that finding the right therapist for you is incredibly important to allow you to feel comfortable enough to get the most out of therapy. Our first session will therefore be an opportunity for us both to get to know each other; for you to tell me about what’s brought you to therapy and to learn more about how I work as a therapist. If it feels like I'm the right therapist for you, we can then decide the best way to work together and, if it doesn’t feel quite right, I can refer you on to another therapist. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Minster Centre in London and I am a member of the BACP.

I work in private practice and have previously worked for specialist therapy services. I have experience of long-term and short-term work, both online and in person. 

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Fees

£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

When I work

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Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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