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BA(Hons), Dip Couns MBACP(Snr.Accred)

About me

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
  • addictions
  • bereavement and loss
  • eating disorders
  • sexual orientation/identity
  • gambling
  • relationship issues
  • abuse (emotional, physical, sexual)
  • living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Adoption

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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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

Fees

£70.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • WPA

Additional information

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

Confidentiality

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.

When I work

Daytime and evening availability - please contact me to arrange an appointment.

Further information

My Approach

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.

Central London, W1W 7SU

Tufnell Park, London, NW5 2HR

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am a BACP Senior Accredited Person Centred Supervisor and Counsellor and trained at the Metanoia Institute.

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