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About me

Life changes and challenges come in different forms at different times in our lives. Therapy can help you manage the challenges and make the changes you want. Through self-awareness comes the possibility of choice and change.

Therapy is a safe supportive space for you to:

  • pause and reflect and renew
  • explore your emotions, thoughts, behaviours
  • gain new insights and understanding
  • make positive changes, enhance your life and live more fully.

People often choose to come to therapy because they are experiencing difficulties or distress in their lives. But you don't have to be in crisis to have therapy.

You might ...

  • be feeling overwhelmed, stuck, lost, anxious
  • be seeking balance and direction in your life
  • want to develop a better understanding of yourself
  • want to improve your relationships.

At the heart of therapy is a collaborative relationship. A relationship built on trust, honesty and compassion. I value and respect diversity and strive to be inclusive. I am committed to providing a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space.

My approach is integrative and relational and includes a range of strategies and tools from CBT and coaching to support you. We will agree and work in a way that suits you. We will work in the present but may explore past life events and relationships to help you understand your emotions, thoughts and behaviours.

I work with adults and young people (16yrs+), from Barnsbury Therapy Rooms and through walking therapy in green spaces in Islington, North London. I also work  online via zoom.

Training, qualifications & experience

Clients come to me struggling with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, identity, and self-worth. They may be experiencing life transitions and are looking for balance and purpose: for example, young people finding their way through early adulthood; parents managing the competing demands of family, work, and their own life; and those transitioning to new careers or retirement. 

A qualified counsellor, psychotherapist, and coach, I had a career in the creative arts, education, and management before training to be a psychotherapist.

Qualifications and Training:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Roehampton University)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring Practice (Oxford Brookes University)
  • Senior Leadership and Management Development Programme (ETF / AoC Create)
  • Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring in Management (ILM)
  • Certificate in Higher Education in Critical Fine Art Practice (University of the Arts London)
  • Bachelor of Education (Hons) (University of Bradford)

Member organisations


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


£80.00 per session

Additional information

Rates are £80 per 50-minute session, concessions available for low-income clients.

When I work

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Barnsbury Therapy Rooms, 144 Liverpool Road, London, N1 1LA

Type of session

In person