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BACP Reg| MSc

About me

As an integrative psychotherapist, I aim to empower you to build the necessary tools and self-confidence to be able to navigate any difficulties you are encountering.
Whether it is anxiety, depression, grief, poor self-esteem, relationship issues or chronic health concerns I am here to provide a safe and non-judgemental therapeutic space, where you feel comfortable to reflect on your concerns and have a deeper understanding of what is going on within you.

I work with integrating different therapeutic models such as humanistic, psychodynamic and existential therapies. I also believe that using a holistic approach in considering mind and body is key to living a balanced and healthy life.

Finding the right therapist is paramount, so I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation where you can discuss your current difficulties, concerns for coming to therapy and whether we can work a way in building a therapeutic relationship.
I provide short term and long term therapy sessions for adults.
I am currently based in London Bridge at a walking distance from the underground station. Bus routes available (35, 133, 343, 333).

Training, qualifications & experience

I have eight years of experience in working within the NHS, private inpatient care and charity sector.
I have worked in an IAPT service at the Maudsley Hospital NHS, where I worked therapeutically with a wide range of individuals from different cultural backgrounds and presenting with various psychological stressors.

During my training as a psychotherapist, I also worked for LAPIS (London Accessible Psychotherapy Independent Service) an independent charity service aimed to support and offer accessible service to individuals with chronic health conditions or disabilities as well as support their carers/family members.

In the last six years, I have also worked for Nightingale Hospital, a leading private mental health hospital in the UK for inpatient psychiatric care.

Qualifications

  • MSc Counselling Psychology
  • MSc Mental Health Studies
  • BSc Psychology

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information



Concessions are available for those who may be finding themselves in financial difficulties,  students or health workers.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Sessions are in person 

Online- Zoom, Skype, Face-Time

Or via Telephone

Please get in touch to discuss any queries you may have.

Further information

Sessions are available either online or in person.

London, Central London, W1W

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Lift available in London Bridge Location

Additional languages

I also offer sessions in Spanish.