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Psychotherapist, MSc. & UKCP Accredited

About me

I offer a warm, safe environment, encompassing the Person-Centred conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard, which allows the client to bring themselves and their experiences without fear of judgement. I seek to work together with clients, providing guidance and support in the process of self-discovery and healing.

My life experiences have allowed me to explore and understand further the complex external and internal pressures we put on ourselves, and I have wide experience in working with the concepts of guilt, shame, and low self-confidence/self-esteem.

With a background in Human Resources, I have broad experience in workplace issues and conflict resolution, and having lived in two different countries due to my multi-heritage background, I have been privileged to work with people from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. This has only further supported my belief that relating to another person, and valuing the diversity and uniqueness of each client and their experiences, facilitates profound and powerful understanding, growth, and positive change and movement.

At the core of my practice and work, is a focus on the importance and value of the client truly being heard and seen, and that the client themselves is in the driving seat of their own recovery.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Psychotherapist with an MSc in Contemporary Person-Centred Psychotherapy and Applications (UKCP registered). I also hold a BSc in Business and Psychology.

I have been a practising counsellor since 2018, and have worked in a variety of settings including within the NHS, as a therapist at Headstrong Counselling, and in private practice.

I am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and hold full clinical membership. I work within the UKCP ethical framework for good practice.

I specialise in depression, anxiety, domestic abuse, and eating disorders.

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have completed research into the lived experience of mothers of twins, and therefore have specialised experience in working with parents of multiples.


£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Further information

I offer some concessions. We can discuss this once we have discussed your individual circumstances.

Richmond, London, TW9

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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