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About me

In periods of doubt and stress, we can feel intensely lonely.

As an integrative therapist I offer a calm, connected space in which we think creatively - find our hope. My practice is grounded in psychodynamic, humanistic, body and arts based psychotherapy. 

My relaxed style embraces and values uniqueness and diversity. Our work will include an understanding of how cultural, family and work pressures impact your mental and physical well being.

We will enter into conversation, deliberately slowing down. We will be guided by what feels right for you. We want to create space to notice; to be curious; to find a voice for what can sometimes remain unspoken; to allow feelings to arise and be held which maybe crowded out, or conversely feel overwhelming, in your everyday life.

Together we will talk about your present day life - the pleasures, and pressures in all the different roles in your life. We will unpick what sits underneath your distress. I will help you to form a clearer understanding of how your life history and past hurts may still influence how you behave or view the world. We look to understand and recognise patterns of thinking and relating which work for you, and conversely those which don't serve you well. Together we will find a tenderness and acceptance of who you are. 

What's your truth?

We've all got a story to tell, feelings we find hard to share but find difficult to understand alone. In the telling, in the sharing, we can find new understandings and a peace with ourselves and past hurt. We can step into new ways of relating to ourselves and others. We can take our place in the world in ever more vital, creative and spontaneous ways.

Please do get in touch, we can start a conversation about how it would feel to work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I started my career as a social worker within the criminal justice system, and have over 15 years of work experience supporting people with feelings of anxiety, depression and a sense of disconnect from themselves and others. I have worked for two charities one supporting single parents, the other working with clients with a positive HIV status.

My therapy training has included 6 years of intensive training in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at The Minster Centre and The Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education.

Over the years of my practice I have developed an integrative style which helps you to make sense of how you are feeling and to explore potential changes which might ease your distress. 

I am a member of the BACP and The Relational School.

Please get in touch if you are interested in exploring how we might work together.

Member organisations

BACP

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

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Fees

From £70.00 to £95.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a free, no obligation, initial consultation.

Please contact me for details of concessionary rates.

When I work

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Please get in touch to arrange a free initial consultation and book into sessions.

Further information

If you are interested in speaking with me I offer a free exploratory session. It is an opportunity to assess your needs, for you to settle and ask questions in an unhurried way. You will experience how we might work together.

Work can be either short term, typically focused on specific goals or following a specific life event, alternatively more long term.

Please note sessions are typically 50 minutes and most commonly weekly.

London, Greater London, NW7

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults