Covid-19 Update - Following BACP guidelines I have now reopened my practice and seeing clients face to face. I am also still working remotely and holding sessions via Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, FaceTime and Telephone. Please contact me if you would like to discuss options.
For many years, I didn't believe in therapy. I thought friends and family could support us through difficulties, and didn't see the need for professional help.
But my views changed when a close friend went through a very painful period in his life, and had counselling. I saw how therapy transformed him, and began to think differently about it. I realised that, while the support of loved ones may be sufficient for some, for many it is invaluable to talk to someone objective, who is professionally trained to help.
As a qualified professional, I provide a nurturing environment which will help you to help yourself. I don't push or direct you – but together we work through the issues that are troubling you.
Coming to terms with your past and present difficulties helps develop a strong sense of self-awareness. By helping you to confront and address problems that affect your life, in your own time and in your own way, unlocks your own powerful resources. My approach is based on the belief that each of us has the ability to live our lives to our full potential.
I work with individuals, couples and groups, both long and short term - and offer individual supervision
Although each client's situation is unique, some of the issues I work with include:
- anger management
- depression and anxiety
- self-esteem and confidence
- bereavement and loss
- eating disorders
- sexual orientation/identity
- relationship issues
- abuse (emotional, physical, sexual)
- living with HIV/AIDS.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Supervisor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, (Registered Member MBACP Snr.Accred) and adhere to its Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
Certificate and Diploma in Person-Centred Supervision from The Metanoia Institute 2016
Completed The Practice of Person-Centred Couple & Family Therapy Workshop with the renowned American Writer and Psychotherapist Charles O'Leary PhD (What a lovely, inspiring man) - May 2015.
BA(Hons) in Person Centred Counselling from Middlesex University.
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling from The Metanoia Institute in London.
I have completed an Advanced Post Diploma Certificate Course in Person Centred Couples Counselling.
For over eighteen years I have worked as a trainer in mental health and communications for the National Health Service - working alongside patients, doctors, psychiatrists and students.
I was also a buddy for the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) for five years, working with people living with HIV/AIDS.
I continue to work as a counsellor within the voluntary sector as well as in my own practice in North and Central London, and work with people in both the long and short term.
I feel it is important to continue my own personal and professional development and I am in regular therapy, as well as supervision, essential for practising therapists.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists and others in the helping profesions.
Supervisee's usually come to supervision fortnightly or monthly, but if you have a heavy caseload I'm happy to see you weekly. Supervision offered at £65 per 50 minute session in North London and £85 per 50 minute session - some concessions available. I have Certificate and Diploma in Person Centred Supervision from The Metanoia Institute
Tufnell Park/Kentish Town Practice
Individuals £70 per 50 minute session
Couples £110 per 60 minute session
Supervision £70 per 50 minute session - I have a diploma & certificate in supervision from Metanoia Institute
Transport: 2 minutes walk from Tufnell Park tube station - Northern Line
Some concessions are available
Central London Practice
Individuals £90 per 50 minute session
Couples £130 per 60 minute session
Supervision £90 per 50 minute session
Transport: 3 minute walk from Oxford Circus
I treat all information as confidential. However, if I believe that you may harm yourself or others, or that a child is at risk, I reserve the right to inform outside agencies, but would not do so, wherever possible, without fully discussing this with you first.
Daytime and evening availability - please contact me to arrange an appointment.
I chose to focus my training on the person-centred approach to therapy, which accords most closely with my own experience and philosophy. This approach provides a nurturing environment which will allow you to fully access your own powerful resources. I believe that working in this way will facilitate the development of greater self-awareness and provide you with the capacity to address your difficulties.