Sometimes in life we feel disoriented and troubled, not knowing which way to turn. This is especially true now, with the COVID-19 emergency. During these times, the gentle support of someone on our side can help bring clarity. Together, we will engage with your deepest worries and explore creative ways of dealing with them.
I am a fully qualified and UKCP-accredited therapist, practising in the Baker Street area of London. Considering the COVID-19 emergency, sessions are currently held exclusively online. I have years of experience with online sessions, so I am very familiar with this way of working. Please visit the relevant pages on my website for further information.
I provide short-term counselling or open-ended psychotherapy for individuals and couples in a very private and discreet space. I have experience of working with a variety of issues, including stress and anxiety, relationship and sexuality-related difficulties, low self-esteem, feeling lost, depression, loneliness and obsessive thoughts. I follow an integrative approach which draws on different therapeutic models to suit the specific needs and personality of each client or couple.
If you wish to know more about me and the way I can be of service to you, you are most welcome to visit my website and contact me.
Please feel free also to read my article on intimacy, which I published on this Counselling Directory (see below). Hopefully, you will find it useful.
ON THE IMPACT OF COVID-19
The events and developments following COVID-19 might have affected you – new and complex emotions, sensations and thoughts might have surfaced. Or, maybe, pre-existing feelings and states of mind have been amplified. If you think sharing what you are going through with someone might help you, therapy can offer a space when we can explore new points of view and alternative perspectives on this experience.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I gained my accreditation after completing 5 years of training - a foundation course followed by a 4-year PG diploma course in Counselling and Psychotherapy, at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) in London.
I have undergone further training at the CCPE and have been awarded a Diploma in Couple Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I also hold a Certificate in Psychosexual Studies from the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships.
My therapy sessions follow the standards of good practice regulated by the UKCP’s Ethical Principles and Code of Professional Conduct.
During my training and in my private practice I have gained experience in my areas of interest and specialism by working short-term and long-term with people coming from the most varied social and cultural background.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Loneliness, Obsessive Thoughts, Life Crisis (loss of direction or purpose)
The initial consultation for individuals costs £40. The cost of following sessions will be between £50 and £80 and will vary depending on time and your circumstances and income. For couples, the initial consultation is £50 and subsequent sessions are £70-£90.