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Counselling and EMDR for individuals/Couples

About me


Welcome - those that seek me out usually have a tale to tell and I imagine you might be the same. I’d like to invite you to tell me about your ups and downs and all your in-betweens and all the things you’ve lost and gained. I imagine some of it might be challenging to tell and parts of it you’ve never shared with anyone else and somewhere in there; I imagine there is an aspect of you that feels stuck and can’t move forward. I suspect you’d like to get this moving again; this is I guess is why you’re reading this and this is where I help.

I’ve learnt that if I really listen to you and in the most accepting way, your own deep insights will emerge and perhaps you’ll start to see solutions to problems and begin to move forward with your life

I can imagine you’ve felt the way you do for some time, and hope you can begin to feel hopeful or even excited now about the possibility of change; of freeing yourself from unhelpful thoughts about yourself and world and getting back on track. Now you know where I am all you have to do is get in touch. So lets begin….


I will work collaboratively with you respecting your culture and background and will draw from all of my experience and the tools available to me so that we together can find the necessary approach that will enable you in moving forward in positive ways giving you a more fulfilling experience of life.

What I hope to offer you as individual therapy is an approach which I want to be warm and refreshing and can really get to the heart of your issues in the attempt to provide you a range of ways of supporting you to accurately match your need, in the most effective and time efficient way and in the spirit of openness and acceptance..

Therapy is often refreshingly brief and, as far as possible, an enjoyable/rewarding experience, particularly when long standing issues have been completely resolved.

Many Years of training and experience as both a Relational and Person-Centred Counsellor/Therapist as well as an EMDR Therapist have given me a mixture of proven and established ways of working with you to achieve personal growth and balance.

I practice from a discreet and private studio at my home address in Forest Gate, East London and you can be assured of a comfortable safe and private environment to explore the issues you bring to the counselling process.

Your concerns are as unique as you are and some of the areas people approach me for help with are: affirmative therapy for the LGBTQI+ community• couples counselling with heterosexual and same sex couples • relating to others in close relationships and social situations • breaking unwanted patterns of behaviour that are destructive or keep us stuck • developing greater self-esteem and confidence in expressing ourselves • working with feelings of loneliness and isolation • 

Also: Depression - Stress and Anxiety - Anger - Work issues - Childhood issues - Parenting issues - Personal Growth and Development - Personal Loss and Bereavement - Eating Disorders - Infertility - Couples Counselling - Relationship Counselling - Sexual Compulsivity.

Training, qualifications & experience

- Diploma in Therapeutic Hypnosis and Psychotherapy;
- Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling;
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Gold Counselling;
- Diploma in EMDR Therapy
- Advanced Certificate in Attachment Focussed EMDR Therapy
- Advanced Certificate in Working with Couples

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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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.


EMDR Association UK (EMDR UK)


Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Additional information

I take referrals from those who have medical insurance from both BUPA and most other private medical insurers.  Appointments are available from 7.00am to 8.00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Friday's and Saturday mornings.

I practice in Forest Gate London E7 0AW and also  10 The Shrubberies, George Lane, South Woodford, London E18 1BG (which is opposite Mark's and Spencers).

£65.00 discounted daytime session  (50 mins session) for self-funding individuals for sessions before 5.00pm  Forest Gate

£70.00 evening session from 5.00pm (50 mins session) for self-funding individuals Forest Gate

£100.00 (75 mins sessions) for self-funding couples Forest Gate

Fee for self-funding individuals (50 mins) South Woodford - £95.00
Fee for self-funding couples (75 mins) South Woodford  -  £120.00

Payment is to be made in cash or cheque and becomes due on the day of the session.

I charge separate fees for insurance companies and EAP's and please inquire

For appointments in Forest Gate it takes five to ten minutes to walk from the nearest bus stops. Buses 56 and 330 stop nearby. It takes fifteen to twenty minutes to walk from the nearest station which is Forest Gate.

For appointments in South Woodford, my practice is 7 minutes walk from South Woodford (Central Line) station and is served by a number of local bus routes.  It is possible to park free of charge in the Sainsburys car park on the opposite side of the road.

When I work

Monday 5.00pm - 9.00 - Tuesday 8.00am - 9.00pm - Wednesday 8.00am - 9.00pm - Thursday 8.00pm - 5.00pm

Forest Gate, East London, E7 0AW

10 The Shrubberies, George Lane, South Woodford, London, E18 1BD

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme