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About me

Counselling offers you a safe, confidential space to talk about your relationships, behaviours, innermost thoughts and feelings with a trained professional who will not judge you. It does not seek to offer you solutions but rather to explore complicated feelings and recognise unhelpful recurring patterns in thinking and relating with the aim of helping you to make sense of things and understand yourself better.

From childhood we develop strategies on how to interact with the world and to cope with problematic feelings. They may not always be helpful and can cause more harm than good. The psychodynamic approach seeks to identify patterns in behaviour and relationships, helping to understand them and create new, more helpful patterns of thinking and relating.

It can be hard to reflect on difficult thoughts, emotions and events - past and present - and takes courage to make that first step in acknowledging that you need help and to speak openly about your issues. Thank you for taking that step. Counselling can help ease emotional pain, enhance relationships, and alter harmful behaviours. It is good talk!

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Foundation in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Distinction
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling with Merit

Member organisations

BACP

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £70.00 to £100.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Further information

I offer in-person and online therapy.

Association For Group & Individual Psychotherapy, 1 Fairbridge Road, London, N19 3EW

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults