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BACP Registered Integrative Therapist & Counselling Tutor

About me

The inner critic is the part of us that wants to point out all of our faults. It expects perfection and won’t accept anything less.  It also assumes it knows how others think and feel about us.  Listening to this inner critic can often make us feel really bad about ourselves.

Working together I will encourage you to:


I believe that the relationship between the client and the therapist is crucial to the success of therapy.  I am a fully qualified, experienced and BACP registered therapist.

I provide a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and confidential setting; a place where we can fully determine what is really going on beneath your defences; defences which may have protected you in the past, but may be impeding you today.

The ultimate goal is to establish a healthier, more harmonious internal system.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Therapy (a BACP accredited qualification) from CPPD Counselling School. 

Besides working in private practice, I currently teach trainee counselling students at a college in Central London.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists, and I practise in accordance with their ethical framework.  I am inspired by a variety of Psychodynamic and Humanistic approaches.  I offer both short and long term counselling.

I have worked in a variety of settings, including 3 years at a hospice, working with bereaved family members.

Counselling Qualifications:

  • Advanced Diploma (Professional Training) in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  • Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling

Short Courses

  •   Time Limited Counselling
  •   Psychiatry, Psychopathology & Psychodynamics
  •   Holding the Bereavement Frame
  •   The bereavement experience of LGBT people
  •   An Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Conduction
  •   Genograms
  •   CBT

Member organisations


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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a free initial assessment 20-30 minute session.  

There are a number of low-cost sessions available for people on Job Seeker's Allowance, or on low incomes.  Please contact me to discuss more ( (07983 501330)

Generally, sessions are weekly, on the same day and time, either at my practice in Oakwood, or online.  They can be on a short term or a long term basis.

When I work

Weekdays: Day times and evenings

Further information

My practice is under 10 minutes walk from Oakwood Station, which is on the Piccadilly Line.  Skype sessions are also available.

To discuss specific requirements  email me: or call 07983 501330.

Oakwood, London, N14

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults