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MSc, ADHP(NC), Dip EHP(NLP), UKCP

About me

Psychotherapy and counselling can help you when you are facing challenges in life. I offer a safe space for clients to explore any issues without expectations, conditions or judgement. In my profile below I aim to introduce to you how I work as a counsellor/psychotherapist.

My training was initially as an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. With an integrative approach I aim to put the needs and aims of the client first. With an integrative approach we first of all explore what you want from therapy. Then we will work collaboratively to help you in your area of concern. My training included Person Centred Counselling, Gestalt Counselling, Transactional Analysis, CBT, Existential Counselling, Psychodynamic and Solution Focused approaches. I have also trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ERT and working with trauma.

I have over 20 years of experience as a therapist and have worked with a wide range of issues. I also am a university lecturer on an MSc course in counselling, so am constantly keeping up to date with new developments and approaches.

I am a counsellor at an FE college in North London and also have worked as counsellor at the London Contemporary Dance School.

Counselling offers a non-judgemental space to explore your issue and together we will work on finding the best approach for you. The number of sessions depends upon the individual and issues being addressed, however range from short term work of 12 sessions to being open ended. 

Some of the issues that counselling can help with include:

  • feeling low, depressed and without motivation
  • feeling very anxious and worried
  • suffering from with panic attacks
  • stress at work or at home
  • struggling to manage your anger
  • difficulty with decision making
  • the loss of a loved one
  • a wish to explore yourself further
  • lack of confidence and self-esteem
  • getting used to big changes in life
  • mild eating disorders

I am very passionate about my work as a therapist and am dedicated to helping work with my clients to help them make the changes they want.

I am based in Enfield, near Enfield Town and can also see clients in Palmers Green, or if you prefer we can work online.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc(hons), MSc,  ADHP(NC), Dip EHP(NLP), UKCP

I have been working as a therapist for over 20 years and also am a lecturer on a Masters university course in Counselling & Coaching at the University of East London.

My original training was integrative including a variety of therapeutic approaches such as Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis, CBT and Person Centred. I regularly continue my training and have completed several trainings in ACT.

I have worked with a diverse range of people from my work in counselling at an FE College and LCDS. My original career was as a professional musician, so I'm also experienced in helping people with anxiety and other issues to do with any area of performance and presentation.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Phobias

Fees

£55.00 per session

Additional information

£55 per session (50 mins)

Further information

I aim to be as flexible as possible in my approach with clients, to help find the right approach for the individual.

I work from home and there is free street parking available close by. Please note there are stairs.

194 Ladysmith Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN1 3AE

149 Conway Road, London, N14 7BH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults