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BA, MA, Dip.Int. Counselling, MBACP Registered.

About me

You might be struggling with difficult feelings, relationship issues, losses and need some support understanding what is going on for you. You might just be feeling unsatisfied with life and need to speak about this. You don’t have to be in crisis to seek therapy. I can provide a safe, welcoming and non judgemental space where you can talk about what's causing problems in your life and together we can find ways to make your life more stress free, comfortable and fulfilling.

I am a qualified counsellor/therapist and have a private practice based in Clapton, Hackney, Walthamstow and online via Zoom. I am an integrative therapist who believes in the idea that there are many ways in which to work with clients - no one theory or technique alone holds the answer.  Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked as a teacher with young and mature adults for many years and saw that the most valuable learning happens when students feel heard and valued. I now bring that non-judgmental attention to my therapeutic work.

How I work

The difference careful and empathic listening can make to a client's self understanding and to their symptoms can be life changing! 

Therapy is really about the working relationship, the emotional bond we have and if that feels supportive and safe then many positive changes can and do happen.

I like to work relationally in that I will endeavour to understand you from inside your lived experience and share that with you and how your personal relational context is very significant.  Relationships with others-How do others see me? Am I good enough?  Am I worth something? When the answers aren't good, you feel bad about yourself and this can wear you down.

I cannot tell you what to do or advice you. It is about sitting together and exploring your experiences, thoughts, feelings, & desires, giving these the time and attention they deserve which can be difficult but definitely worthwhile for lasting change.

I have worked with clients with many issues like isolation, addictions, depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, low self worth, major loss and bereavement, relationship break-ups/ difficulties, work/life balance and work related problems. My approach is integrative which means I can work with many different approaches to find the best way that suits you.

I am a qualified therapist registered with the BACP working in East London. Underlying my training and work is a commitment to diversity and inclusion and I encourage an environment where my clients can be themselves.

Clients sometimes work with me on a medium or long term basis depending on their issues. I can offer a free initial telephone chat and then set up a consultation so you can tell me in more detail what's creating problems in life for you and how we can maybe work together to reduce and overcome them and live better.

Please get in touch with me on the links above and I will get back to you asap.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified integrated therapist registered with the BACP.  I trained at the Minster Centre in London. 

I have worked for Hackney Recovery Service, a part of St. Mungoes, helping people recover from addictions to alcohol and drugs.

I also worked for Talking Counselling located at Liverpool St, London. 

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and abide by their code of ethics. I have many years experience counselling and helping people. I spent considerable time in art education teaching in further and higher education working with young people and mature students. My background and training is in the fine arts and currently run a successful painting practice.

Presently I work online and/or face to face from consulting rooms in Clapton and Walthamstow

I offer a free consultation for you to explain your reasons for therapy and what you’d like and I will answer any questions you might have about the process. 

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

From £55.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a free telephone conversation and then a consultation session where we can talk in more depth about yourself and what you want. This gives you an opportunity to see how you feel talking to me and whether you think we can work together.

My fees are £65 for 50 minute sessions.

Consultation fee is £70

I offer some concessionary fees for people on low incomes and NHS staff.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I don't work weekends and offer some concessions for sessions Monday to Thursday during day time.

146 Lower Clapton Road, London, E5

Walthamstow Therapy, 111A Hoe Street, London, E17 4RX

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom