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Senior BACP Accred - Relationship Counsellor

About me

I am a senior BACP psychotherapist and counsellor with over twenty five years experience, offering couple counselling for couples and individuals who are having difficulties in their relationship.     

These may be feelings of anger and resentment towards each other, a lack of communication, feelings of separateness or a general unhappiness within the relationship.

Couples can go through many difficult stages in their relationship, from the birth of the first child, to the challenges of being parents to adolescents. Affairs, redundancy, career changes, ageing and many other life stages can activate problems.

In counselling with me, couples gain more insight into the way they function as a couple. This growing awareness and discovery together, helps couples understand how these problems have developed between them.

I offer a safe and confidential setting for couples and individuals who are having difficulties in their relationships and want to explore and understand what is happening between them.

With me they feel safe to talk about things that have felt impossible and the growing awareness and possibilities that become realised through the work lead to feelings of relief and the possibility of change.

Separation and Divorce.
I work with both women and men that find that they are no longer able to remain in their relationship and need support to make the transition from a marriage to being single again. This is a very distressing and difficult stage in a persons life and I have worked and supported many people to manage this transition. Many people feel the work they do in therapy with me gives them the confidence to listen to their inner feelings and be truthful to themselves. To begin to embrace a different way of living and move forward in their lives with courage and strength.

I also see individuals who are looking for a therapist to help them explore and understand themselves better. People turn to therapy when they are unable to identify why they are unhappy and feel that they are having problems in their relationships at work or within the family.

I have worked with many people who have found that therapy has helped them to discover who they truly are and to be able to express this in their lives and relationships. Psychotherapy for many of my patients has been an invaluable experience where they have felt more whole and able to experience life more fully.

Counselling for individuals from £80 and for couples from £100. Some concessions are available.

Training, qualifications & experience

Senior BACP Accredited
Cert Education.

I have over 30 years experience working with couples and individuals in both the NHS and private practice.

I have trained with Relate and the Tavistock Institute of Marital Studies. I have also trained with the NHS as a psychodynamic psychotherapist. I was employed  for many years by the NHS in an adult psychology department as a specialist counsellor working with couples

I work for a charity seeing individuals who have experienced both emotional and sexual abuse.
My early career was as a teacher working with children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioural difficulties.

I am co director of the Marital Therapy service.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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)

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


Additional information

Individuals from £80
Couples from £100
Some concessions are available

When I work

Day times and evenings

Further information

Please call me if you feel you would like to find out more about how I work.

London, Wandsworth, SW18

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme