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BA, PG Dip, Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

About me

I qualified as an integrative therapist at Roehampton University in 2012 and have been working as a therapist in private practice since this time.I have worked in a number of settings including a school, an organisation for people with substance misuse issues and a centre for people dealing with domestic violence. I use a number of different counselling models and will use what you and I feel will be most helpful to you. I have experience of working through a wide range of issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Domestic violence
  • Family issues
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem

I have undertaken further training in Mindfulness and Life Coaching at City Lit London.

I can offer regular weekly appointments on an ongoing basis. I am also able to work in a more flexible way if you work shifts or are unable to commit to the same time every week for other reasons. My fees are as follows: £50 for the initial assessment which lasts approximately 1hr and 20 mins and £50 for ongoing weekly sessions which last 50 mins to 1 hour. I am able to offer concessionary rates, please feel free to discuss my fee at your assessment should you choose to book one with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have worked as a counsellor in many settings including; schools, organisations for people dealing with addictions and a centre for people suffering from domestic violence.

I have undertaken further training in Mindfulness and Life Coaching at City London

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

First session 1hr and 15 mins - £60
50 minute session   - £50

I can offer concessionary rates on an ad hoc basis. Please feel free to discuss my fee at your assessment interview.

When I work

I am available from 10 am to 8pm Monday to Friday and from 9am to 12noon on Sunday.

Further information

I am based in Purley and work out of my home. There is limited parking available directly outside my home and there is also parking available immediately adjacent. I live near Purley railway station and on the 412 bus route.

From 23rd March 2020 I have been seeing clients remotely in line with government guidelines for lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Croydon, Surrey, CR8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


In person

I use the 7 eyed model of supervision and have obtained a Certificate in Supervision from CSTD London.

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