I am a qualified therapist registered with the BACP working in East London. I can provide a safe, welcoming and non judgemental space where you can talk about what's causing problems in your life.
You might be struggling with difficult feelings, relationship issues or unhelpful behaviour patterns 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.
Sometimes people have rarely had the opportunity to speak about themselves in a safe and empathic atmosphere where the client is encouraged to talk about what is troubling them without feeling judged or evaluated. There maybe something from your past that’s not been dealt with and is causing problems in your life creating stress, depression or anxiety, or something more recent.
How I work
The difference careful and empathic listening can make to 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 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 and feelings, giving these the time and attention they deserve which isn't always easy but definitely worth it 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, relationships 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.
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 short or long term basis depending on their issues and I offer a telephone consultation for new clients so they can tell me what's creating difficulties for them and how we can work together.
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 work 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 Hackney.
I can offer a 10 minutes consultation for you to explain a little about your reasons for therapy and what you’d like and I will answer any questions you might have about the process.
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
£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
My fees are £65 for 50 minute sessions
I can offer some concessionary fee for people on low incomes.