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About me

Hi, I am a qualified family systemic psychotherapist and supervisor and have over 20 years  experience of working with children, adolescents and their families in both the public and voluntary sectors.

I am a clinical and academic supervisor and have supervised students at Masters level. During training students can sometimes struggle with the academic requirements and I work in a collaborative way to support them through their personal and professional journey.

I work flexibly with individuals, couples and families and work at the pace that best suits them. We can use our first meeting to think about the work, whether it is a good fit for you and how to progress. The length of time depends on how long you find it helpful and we can regularly review our work.

I provide a neutral, non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their dilemmas in their lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

Since I qualified in family therapy in 2003 I have worked with children and their families in both the voluntary and public sectors with a wide range of problems.  I am also a systemic supervisor and provide clinical and academic supervision to students at Masters level. 

In 2017 I gained a Doctorate in Systemic Psychotherapy (University of East London) and completed a research project on cultural heritages in mixed ethnic step-families. I have a particular interest in the importance of culture in family relationships and how people negotiate and navigate their differences within their social relationships.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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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.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


Additional information

  • £80 for individual session

When I work

I am available during the day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Wednesday mornings and on Tuesday evenings.

London, Middlesex, W3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

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