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(MBACP), PG Dip. Con

About me

I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working in various locations in and around the London area. I offer one-to-one, couples and group counselling. I work with an integrative/holistic approach, including principles such as Psychodynamics, Humanistic/Spiritual, Trans-personal and Mindfulness. I also practice Eco-Psychotherapy, as I believe we are each emotionally and spiritually impacted by the differing, ecological environments in which we live.

I specialise in matters of the heart relating to personal identity, difference and diversity, sexuality, phobias, bereavement, loss, mental and sexual abuse, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, issues of low self esteem, relationship issues and work-related anxiety, stress and/or depression. However, despite my years of training and experience, I believe what is absolutely fundamental to a client's personal improvement, is the open, honest, heart-to-heart connection and easy rapport created between us. That two-way 'relational' interaction is my focus. I believe it to be the place from where solid and consistent change is triggered, takes hold and then grows. It is the most important guiding principle in the way I choose to work.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold 'individual membership' with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), having obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling. I also have a variety of other therapy and personal development qualifications, including as a groupwork facilitator, specialising in working with issues of difference and diversity, as well as chronic illness and couples therapy.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Sexual identity
  • Bullying
  • Aging
  • Homophobia
  • LGBT
  • BAME
  • BME
  • Panic disorder
  • Feelings of sadness
  • Affairs
  • Betrayals
  • Family issues

Fees

£75.00 per session

Additional information

One-to-one initial consultation fee: £50

One-to-one therapy sessions, thereafter: £75

Couples initial consultation: £75

Couples counselling sessions, thereafter: £75

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Tuesday-Friday (am) 9am-8pm

Further information

I believe choosing the right therapist is an integral part in determining the potential success of the counselling experience. Therefore, I am happy to meet for an initial consultation, at a reduced fee of £50 (£75 for couples). So, let’s meet and see what the energy is like between us!

The Minster Centre, 20 Lonsdale Road, Queen's Park, London, NW6 6RD

The Body Factory, 105 Nibthwaite Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1TE

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme