Life can present us with all kinds of challenging experiences. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety or depression, or feeling stuck or overwhelmed in some way. At such times, therapy can help us navigate through and beyond.
I offer a supportive, confidential environment to explore whatever your concerns are. It is a safe space in which anything can be said without judgement. I do not seek to categorise or diagnose you. Indeed, I do not see you as broken, or in need of a cure as such. I see my role as helping you to make sense of your struggle so that you can move forward and embrace life more fully.
My way of working is gentle but challenging. Therapy is a collaborative journey and I believe that the most important element is a deeply caring, trusting relationship. I will listen and respond with care and compassion while supporting you to deepen your understanding of yourself and the issues you are facing.
And therapy is not just about alleviating suffering, confusion or pain. The challenges we face, however difficult, can also be tremendous opportunities for growth. Working through your struggles can be the start of a new beginning.
I provide an initial session free of charge, which will give us an opportunity to discuss your needs and expectations, and allow us to decide whether to enter into therapy together. If you would like to enquire about an initial session, or if you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.
I have wide-ranging experience working with all sorts of issues, with adults of all ages and backgrounds. My initial training was in integrative psychotherapy, and I adapt my approach to the needs of my clients. I have also undertaken advanced training in existential psychotherapy.
In addition to my private practice, I worked for several years at a charity providing low-cost, long-term therapy to the unemployed and those on low-incomes. Prior to that I also spent several years working within an NHS IAPT counselling service.
Training, qualifications & experience
Affiliations and memberships:
- Registered member of the UKCP, membership no. 2011172246
- Registered member of the BACP, membership no. 923037
- Member of the Society for Existential Analysis, membership no. 995
- Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy - Regent's University
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling - Regent's University
- Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling - Regent's University
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60-£90 per 50-minute session, dependent on financial circumstances. I also offer some reduced fee places for those with limited financial means.
I offer an initial session free of charge, where we can decide whether to enter into therapy together.