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(MBACP) MSc, BSc, Dip. Integrative Psychotherapist

About me

Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Integrative Psychotherapy ( Metanoia Institute / Middlesex University ) ~ in completion
  • Diploma Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling ( Metanoia Institute )

Member organisations


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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

My experience and training as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist allows me to work with wide range of psychological issues and I would be happy to discuss your personal difficulties at this time and how we may be able to work together.

Previous to my training I have 20 years experience in the healthcare industry , more specifically in the NHS and private maternity hospitals and therefore hold some key areas of additional interest in :

vaginismus |  fertility issues |  IVF journeys and support | bereavement & baby loss | pregnancy anxiety & depression | fear of childbirth (tokophobia) | emotional birth preparation | emotional birth trauma | PTSD following pregnancy or childbirth | birth reflection | supportive birth de-briefing | postnatal anxiety | postnatal depression | life re-adjustment | identity crisis | sexual issues | parenting problems | family and relationship problems ( including single parent conceptions, surrogacy, separations, co-parenting and divorce ).

Healthcare worker anxiety , stress , depression , grief , trauma, PTSD & burn out.

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£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£70 per 50 minute , weekly session

Due to the nature of the therapeutic process I dont offer fortnightly sessions.

I offer a limited number of reduced fee sessions for those who can’t afford my usual charge. These are allocated on a case by case basis - please contact me for more details. 

I offer a free (scheduled) initial 15 minute telephone call for anyone wishing to ask questions or discuss the therapeutic process.

All sessions are by appointment only - please call, text or email me to arrange a session time. Unscheduled drop ins to the office address unfortunately cannot be accommodated. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday - Friday ( weekdays from 8am )

Monday - Thurs ( evenings until 9pm )

Further information

Please note: I have now returned to face to face sessions with clients.

I am also offering sessions remotely if still needed / preferred , via video or telephone.

I work with both :

Short term ( 6 - 24 sessions ) counselling & psychotherapy

Long term ( 24 + sessions ) counselling & psychotherapy

2 Blackall Street, London, EC2A 4AD

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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