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Chartered Counselling Psychologist, CPsychol

About me

*I currently have a few available slots to see new clients*

Hello and thank you for visiting my profile!

Counselling or psychotherapy can help at points in our lives when we have particular difficulties. Common issues which I can offer help with include feeling low, depressed, lonely, stressed or anxious, relationship difficulties, family issues, issues from childhood, loss, a history of abuse and low self-esteem and confidence. We can work together to understand the causes of the issue and find ways to cope and manage challenging thoughts and feelings. 

I offer a free initial consultation, up to 15 minutes, to get an overview of what brings you to therapy, and for you to get a sense of who I am. I can answer any questions that you may have about the process or how I work. If you feel that I am the right therapist for you and wish to continue and see me for therapy, we will book an assessment session.

My experience

I have worked with clients of all ages, including adults from 18-70+, as well as young people from 13-17 years old. I have more than six years of experience working in mental health, four of which were in the NHS. Also, I have worked for a charity for young people (11-25 year olds) and a homeless charity.

My approach to psychotherapy and what I offer

My approach to psychotherapy includes shared-decision making and a focus on your goals and what you want to achieve from the therapy. I work in an integrative way and adapt the therapy to your individual needs. I provide a confidential and non-judgemental space, where clients feels safe, respected and valued.

I am qualified in delivering a number of models of therapy. I give a brief overview below. You can read more about these therapies under 'Therapies offered' section at the bottom of my profile. 

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) involves understanding how your thoughts and behaviour can affect the way you feel and act.

Psychodynamic therapy explores how past experiences can impact your current thoughts and experiences and aims to bring the unconscious into conscious awareness.

Person-centred therapy sees humans as having an innate tendency to develop towards their full potential. The therapist understands the clients experience from their perspective.

I offer both short-term and long-term therapy. I can see you for therapy face-to-face, online or over the phone, depending on what your preference is.  Please contact me if you have any questions or wish to arrange an initial consultation.

About the location of my practice

I'm located in the heart of Richmond, very close to Richmond station. My practice is easily accessible by bus, train, car, the district line, British Rail and the overground. Additionally, the building and therapy room have full wheelchair accessibility.

Professional bodies

I am registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council).

Private medical insurance

I am a registered health care provider with AXA Health, Aetna, Vitality, Cigna, WPA and AVIVA. If you would like your health insurance provider to pay for your sessions, please contact them with my name and they will give you an authorisation code for a specified number of sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional doctorate (PsychD) in Counselling Psychology
MSc (Master of Science) in Applied Psychological Research in Child and Adult Psychopathology  
BSc (Bachelor of Science) with honours in Psychology and Counselling

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Fees

£120.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Initial telephone consultation – free up to 15 minutes

Assessment session- £120 per 50 minute session

Weekly individual therapy - £120 per 50 minute session

Couples therapy - £150 per 50 minute session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Therapy times:

Monday 08:00 - 20:00

Saturday 09:00 - 17:00

Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Further information

The building where my private practice is based is fully accessible.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Full wheelchair accessibility in the building and therapy room.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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