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About me

I am a qualified, accredited and experienced counsellor working in private practice in Stoke Newington, North London. My hours are flexible and I can work with clients on weekdays and weekends, either daytime or evening. In this current climate I offer a variety of on-line counselling, including telephone, Skype, Zoom and Whatsapp; I can also now offer face-to-face sessions, safely, in my home environment.

I have worked with a wide range of issues, particularly to do with relationships, work, family, childhood, stress, depression and anxiety. I can provide a friendly, safe, 1-1 environment in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings, enabling you to enhance your life and move forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor and my counselling qualification is a BACP Accredited Diploma and Foundation degree. I trained in Person Centred Counselling but I draw from a wide range of theories in my work, such as psychodynamic and attachment theory.

Prior to setting up my own practice, I worked as a lecturer, academic manager and counsellor for many years in a multi cultural Further Education College, in which the students had a wide range of problems. There was a thriving counselling service and I enjoyed working with a large number of diverse and challenging clients, supporting them to achieve success in their studies and personal lives.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

Initial session - £20
Subsequent sessions - £40

With notice I can change session times. I do not charge for 2 emergency sessions or 4 weeks holiday (+ Bank Holidays) per year.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am flexible and see clients weekdays and weekends, daytime and evening.  Currently, I can see clients face-to-face or using the phone, Zoom and Whatsapp. 

Further information

I am located just off Church Street in Stoke Newington, on the 73, 476 and 393 bus routes. I am able to see clients face-to-face or online, whichever you prefer.

Stoke Newington, N16

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

Access to the house is via 3 steps. The counselling room is then on the ground floor with easy access.

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