I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, with 8 years of experience as a practicing mental health therapist. I offer short term counselling or long term psychotherapy sessions in my private practice in Bexley (Mon, Wed, Sat, 8:30- 20:00hrs) and Lewisham (Tue, Fri 9:00-20:00hrs). I have experience supporting people with a range of difficulties from depression, domestic violence, sexual abuse, panic attacks, binge eating, managing stress, bulling, relationship issues, parenting difficulties, sustenance misuse, work related issues, trauma /pTSD, to other diagnosed mental health problems such as manic depression. I have worked in several NHS and private organisations managing and providing mental health recovery support, counselling and psychotherapy services..
I offer weekly sessions for 50 minutes. Fort nightly sessions for 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes). I offer 1:1 sessions, telephone sessions and webcam sessions - to suit my clients needs.
I would meet with you initially for an assessment so you can get to know me and to help me understand your needs. Initial meeting will help you to decide if you would like me to be your counsellor/psychotherapist and for us to explore what support you may need.There is no obligation for you to see me again after this session if you don’t want to!
You may contact me by email with any questions or queries you might have about starting counselling with me, before taking the step to arrange an initial meeting.
I will like to say well done for taking that first step to reach out for help. I wish you find what is it that you are looking for in your journey.
I respect my clients confidentiality. I am open to discuss your mental health issues or your secrets in a calm, non judgmental and supportive environment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist, specialist in Psychoanalytical studies (MA).
I have practiced as a counsellor in both NHS, private and voluntary organisations:
- Bereavement counsellor at local hospice
- Counsellor/psychotherapist for voluntary organisation
- Counselling and rehabilitation in an Acute Inpatient Psychiatric London Hospital
- Psychotherapist in a GP practice at a local NHS service.
- Psychotherapist/Assessor for specialist services for Women and Health
- I currently work as a clinical manager/senior mental health therapist for a local charity in a children's centre
- Mental Health counselling and trauma team for a voluntary organisation
- Life Coaching in change and confidence building
- Parenting workshops to improve attachment and family well being
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Parenting stress and children's/parents transition issues
My fees are £35 for a 50 minute weekly sensations. Fortnightly fees £60 for 75 minute sessions (day sessions only).
Evening sessions are £45 for a 50 minute session.
Initial meeting fees are also £35 for a daytime meeting and £45 for an evening meeting.
I want to be available to provide accessible counselling to help those people who need this service but cannot afford this fee. In this case please do not hesitate to get in touch and let me know your circumstances. There is a sliding scale contribution starting from £20, for daytime only.
With proof of income low cost sessions will be negotiated in our initial meeting.
Please clearly state your affordability in your initial inquiry.
Bexley (Mon, Wed, Sat, 8:30- 20:00hrs) and Lewisham (Tue, Fri 9:00-20:00hrs).