I think everybody deserves the right to access mental health services that meet their needs. It can feel like a confusing experience trying to find the right therapist for you. I'm here to work with you to figure out what you may need, and if you already know what you need, to work with you in thinking about how we can get there. I am passionate about offering clients a safe and confidential space and an approach that works with them.
Experience and Areas of Expertise:
I have over nine years of experience working in mental health with children, adolescents and adults from a diverse range of backgrounds. Due to my research and clinical experiences, I have vast experience working with difficulties associated with race, culture, diversity, sexuality and gender identity. I also work with general mental health difficulties such as work and non-work related stress, anxiety, low mood, depression, trauma, grief and relationship difficulties. For a complete list of my areas of expertise, please scroll down to see the areas of counselling I work with or visit my website.
Registrations and Therapeutic Approaches:
I am a registered Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). I have trained in Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Systemic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
What happens when I contact you?
I'll respond to make sure I've made sense of what you need from me and clarify how much sessions will cost depending on what service you require. Following that, I'll email across a therapeutic contract which will explain how we work together. If you agree to this, we can schedule your appointment date and time.
What happens in the first appointment?
The first appointment is usually an assessment. An assessment allows us to understand one another a bit better. It allows me to get to know you, some of your experiences, what you need from accessing the service and what I might do to help. It also allows you to learn how I work, my style, and if you think we will work well together.
How often will we work together?
I recommend attending weekly or fortnightly when starting therapy. Attending any less than this when starting may make it difficult for you to notice any significant change or progress over time.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over nine years of experience working in mental health with children, adolescents and adults from a diverse range of backgrounds. This has included work in educational settings, the charity sector, the NHS and specialist mental health services.
- Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
- MSc Psychology (Counselling)
- BSc Psychology
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£100.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Fees will vary depending on what you need from me. A sliding scale for fees is offered, which means I offer reduced rates for people on a low income, keyworkers, OAPs, students, and trainee counsellors/therapists/psychologists. Please get in touch about the service(s) you would like.
Sessions are available virtually or in person from 18:00 onwards on Monday or Wednesday.