Hello, I am a registered counsellor and psychotherapist specialising in Anxiety, Abuse, Trauma and Addiction. I practice online and in Clapham and Tooting in South West London, the heart of the City, just a short walk from Bank tube station and Haywards Heath in West Sussex.
Regardless of the intensity of your dilemma or the depth of your distress, your personal crisis can provide an opportunity for self-awareness. I use my training to help you evoke greater insight, new perspectives, find acceptance and discover patterns of behaviour and their underlying causes. I work hard to help you find new practical and emotional strategies, in order to provide future resilience and a renewed zest for life.
I understand that making the first step towards change can be extremely difficult. So even if you would like to just ask a question in confidence, or make an appointment to meet in person, please do not hesitate to give me a call or send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience working with a multitude of issues in both private practice, online, agency settings and within the National Health Service. I have experience of intensive long-term and short-term, solution focussed work. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the National Counselling Society.
My training is essentially integrative, client centred and technically eclectic, it uses elements of psychodynamic theory and blends experiential dynamic approaches with emotion focussed therapy and mindfulness. It is based on evidence from current advances in neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology. As a general principal I focus on a more intense, shorter-term therapy.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Sessions are 50 minutes and are £75.00 in the City of London, £65.00 in Clapham, Tooting and Haywards Heath.
- Individual Online Sessions £60.00
- Couples £85.00 in the City of London, £75.00 in Clapham, Tooting and Haywards Heath.
- Double sessions of 100 minutes are available by separate arrangement.
Home visits, online or telephone sessions for those with limited mobility are available on request.
- Subject to availability I have two concessionary slots for those who are unemployed, on disability benefit, or with limited resources (documentary evidence required).
I practice daytimes, evenings and Saturdays
Prior to embracing my new career I worked in business as a company Director based in London for 25 years. My enthusiasm for counselling and psychotherapy and their power to enable positive change in people’s lives has been enhanced by both my personal experiences and a desire for deeper fulfilment and meaning.