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About me

I am a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I work with adults on a one-to-one basis offering short-term and open-ended counselling/psychotherapy. I use an integrative approach, which means that I draw from different models and techniques (psychodynamic, CBT and person centred) to best suit your individual needs. My aim is to help you find and change those repetitive unhelpful or destructive patterns in your behaviour and relationships, as well as providing you with a space for personal development, growth and exploration.

I have experience of working as a counsellor in a variety of counselling settings such as charitable organisations and in a university setting. I have worked with diverse client groups facing a wide range of issues including relationship problems, sexuality, gender dysphoria trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, OCD, intrusive thoughts, problematic gambling, self-harming, disordered eating, procrastination, work-related stress, low self-esteem and many more.

Training, qualifications & experience

NHS InterPsyche Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP accredited course)
BSc (Hons) Psychology

I currently work in private practice and for an EAP provider. I have also experience of working as a counsellor in a variety of counselling settings such as charitable organisations and in a university setting.

As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, (BACP) I am fully committed to working within their code of ethics and to my ongoing professional and personal development. In addition to English, I also offer counselling in Italian.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £50.00 to £90.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information


My fees are £70 per 50-minute online session via Zoom and from £70 - £90 for in person session. I have a limited number of reduced fee slots (£50) available for people on low income, unemployed and students.

When I work

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Evening appointments and reduced fees available. Availability 8am until 9pm Mon. to Thurs. - Fri. 9am -2pm. In person and online appointments available.

Further information

I also offer counselling in Italian.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Additional languages

Italian