I am a highly experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a warm approach. I provide a safe, regular space in which to explore your problems and reflect on your thoughts and feelings and will listen to you in a non-judgemental and open way.
My aim is to help you make sense of your feelings, gain greater self-awareness and a stronger sense of self. This may give you other perspectives so that change becomes possible...
I am highly experienced at working with people who have struggled with issues such as:
- relationship difficulties
- anxiety or panic attacks
- feeling depressed or low
- illness or bereavement
- low self-esteem or unassertiveness
- trauma or abuse
- addiction, eating disorders or self-harm
Sometimes how you feel cannot be easily defined but you know that things feel wrong or that you are unhappy; or you may be feeling overwhelmed, confused, angry, isolated or distressed.
Sometimes it can feel daunting or difficult to make the step towards seeking help and I recognise this. If you are unsure, please feel free to call or email me.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained intensively for four and a half years for a Masters degree and Post-graduate Diploma in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling at the University of Hertfordshire.
I also have a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Leeds.
I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means that my practice meets a high level of competence.
I use my expertise to write workshops and am currently delivering them on Transference and Countertransference for trainee and qualified therapists at the WPF Therapy institute.
I also continue to develop my expertise through professional development in areas such as dynamic interpersonal therapy, the impact of child sexual abuse on adult survivors and their relationships, working with self-harm, the developmental origins of anxiety disorders, and working with the addictive process.
At my private practice, I provide ongoing and short-term therapy for individuals to men and women of all ages and backgrounds.
Previously, I have provided psychotherapy to adults in a charitable Counselling service in North London and fixed-term counselling to new, vulnerable or distressed mothers at a Counselling service in Hertfordshire.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Borehamwood, WD6 - £65 per session
Marylebone, W1- £100 per session
Online sessions via Zoom or FaceTime - £65 per session
Concessions are available for students or the unemployed.
Day times and evenings.
Hours: Weekday appointments available - Daytime and early evenings.
We will meet for 50 minutes each week usually at the same time on the same day.
I offer open-ended and fixed-term weekly therapy. I also offer twice weekly therapy if you would like to explore at a deeper level.
The Natural Gateway Clinic, Borehamwood, is easily reached from Elstree, Radlett, Shenley, Bushey and Barnet. There is free parking on site and the clinic is directly opposite Elstree and Borehamwood station.
The consulting rooms in Marylebone, are less than 10 mins walk from Baker Street and Regent's Park underground stations.