don’t suffer in silence.

talking helps.

don’t suffer in silence.

talking helps.

About Me

I’m an experienced therapist, trainer and supervisor.  I aim to provide a safe place for you to bring your problems out in the open where they can be explored and made sense of with empathy and compassion.

I tend to focus on:

  • your needs
  • effective communication
  • your relationships (with people, experiences, memories etc)

Through a non-judgemental approach, we can look to build your strengths and resources (within you and around you), resilience and choices for when you face future challenges.

I work with

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Polyamory (or Consensual Non-monogamous) networks.

My approach is consensual sex-positive and celebratory of sexual diversity.

I always aim to be trans/non-binary aware and ability-positive (however, I’m afraid there is no wheelchair access to the building in which I see clients in person).

My key areas of practice and training are:

  • Wellbeing & Loss
  • Sex & Relationships
  • Addictions
  • Harmful Behaviour

(see more under ‘About Therapy’ in the Menu).

These issues (which include shame, anxiety, depression, anger and despair) arise in partner, family, work and social contexts that are unique to each client.

Experience

Between 1999-2010 I worked for a leading London-based charity, my key roles being Counsellor, (providing individual and group counselling) at a drug & alcohol rehab, Assistant Manager at a Probation Hostel, working with ex-offenders with a history of seriously harmful behaviour, and Manager of an Asylum Seekers’ service.

I have worked in private practice for over 10 years, and provide highly regarded training and supervision for other professionals (having also taught on the BACP approved Counselling Course at Wealden College).

Qualifications

My primary qualifications are:

MA Counselling (University of London, 2009),

Adv Diploma Forensic Counselling & Psychotherapy (Wealden Institute, 2007)

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (University of London, 2003).

Significant CPD includes London Diploma in Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy (LDPRT, 2017-18 working towards Diploma), KUF Personality Disorder/Awareness Training, Camden & Islington NHS, 2010), Risk Matrix 2000 Assessment Training (London Probation, 2009)

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Professional Standards

I am a member (and abide by the Code of Ethics) of the

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

College of Sexual & Relationship Therapy (COSRT) (Student Membership in accordance with LDPRT Course)

National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA). I was formerly Chair of the London Region for NOTA.

I am insured and receive regular supervision.

Location

My room (Tuesday to Thursday) is in the heart of the City of London, within a 5 minute walk of Liverpool Street, Bank and Moorgate Stations.

On Mondays, I am a few minutes walk from Oxford Street (between Oxford Circus, Gt Portland Street and Tottenham Court Road stations)

I also work via phone with clients throughout the UK.

Fees

Each session lasts 50 minutes.

Individuals:  £80 per session

Couples:  £100 per session

Polyamory Groups (3+):  £40 per person per session

Holiday Dates

I am not available between the following dates:

  • Monday 15-04-2019 to Friday 26-04-2019 (Easter Break)
  • Monday 12-08-2019 to Friday 23-08-2019 (Summer Break)
  • Monday 23-12-2019 to Friday 03-01-2020 (Christmas Break)

I am not available on the following individual dates:

  • Friday 22-03-2019
  • Friday 29-03-2019

I am also not available on Bank Holidays

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I have used paintings by Edvard Munch (1863-1944) because I like the way he expresses the inner world of his subjects.  They are not meant to suggest white, European, heterosexual, binary gendered, monogamous experience as the norm, ideal or goal of therapy.