“I will walk alongside you while together we figure out what positive change can look like for you.”

About me

I have had a somewhat varied career as a social worker, a teacher, a lecturer, a mother and now as an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor. Through these different life experiences of working in the helping professions, I have learnt to nurture an understanding and deep compassion for the inner world of my clients. I can offer support and challenge in equal measure on your journey from awareness to change. 
I believe that discomfort is often a call to change, telling us our current way of living is no longer working. 
Sometimes we are forced to adapt to find better ways of managing our current situation. Change is complex and building bridges is challenging to tackle alone: I will walk alongside you, while together we figure out what positive change can look like for you. 
Whilst I work with a broad range of concerns, I have a particular interest in  women's issues from young women finding their way in the world, juggling career choices, family and relationships to maturing women struggling to realign during that unsettling period of adapting to changes such as  children leaving the nest. Changing career status, relationships breaking down, baffling hormonal menopausal issues or feelings of loss and bereavemen can affect us deeply, leaving us with a sense that life and happiness beyond feels uncertain and insecure. I have personally experienced many of these life changes and needed, of necessity to reinvent myself numerous times in adaptation to my changing landscape. I know how difficult being at a crossroad can feel and how helpful it is to have support through this unsettling time. It may sometimes seem that there are no choices or too many choices to make. There is, however, always a choice and through compassionate exploration, we can strive to find your best pathway forward. 

I have extensive experience working with NHS staff struggling with the pressures of work and family challenges, particularly during the current COVID-19 pandemic. I also work with childhood trauma; anxiety; self-esteem concerns; life changes and adaptations; bereavement; depression and general relationship issues.

Developing self-esteem, confidence and finding out who you are, is often a pivotal feature of the therapy. 

My practice is inclusive and I am respectful and affirmative of diversity in race, culture, ethnicity, sexuality, disability, gender and faith.
*Please contact me if I haven’t covered your particular concern but you feel that we might work well together. 
I offer adult (21 years+) online and in-person short-term and long-term therapy from an easily accessible, comfortable consulting room in the NW6/NW2 area. 

Current Availabilty: Online appointments available; In-Person availability is currently suspended

Professional Membership

I am a fully qualified therapist working integratively, employing a variety of approaches to best suit your needs. I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical principles, reassuring you that I will strive at all times to work safely, with integrity and in your best interests. 

BACP Registered Member 379878 MBACP


Former Therapist at The Women’s Consortium 
Former Therapist for NHS IAPT Services, Wandsworth 
Therapist at Help Counselling Centre, London
Volunteer Therapist at Project5 supporting NHS Staff in Crisis 

 I am fully insured, GDPR compliant and hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate (criminal record check)   

Professional Qualifications

B. Soc Sci Degree in Social Work and Psychology 
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies 
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills 
MA in Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) 
Advanced Diploma in Education and Psychology for SEN
PGCE in Education

Supporting Women through the Menopausal Transition 
Working with Families using a Systemic Approach 
Counselling Older Adults 
Training in Trauma and Somatic Memory 
Training in Attachment and Complex Trauma 
Working Therapeutically with Shame 
Relational Depth in Counselling & Psychotherapy 
A Pluralistic Approach to Therapy 
Training in Child Sexual Abuse 
Training in Domestic Abuse Counselling 
Addressing Abuse, Complex Trauma and PTSD 
Dealing with Distress, Self-harm and Suicide 
Training in Neuroscience and the Polyvagal Theory 
Suicidality and Risk Management 
First aid for Health Anxiety 
How to do Counselling Online: A Coronavirus Primer (BACP) 
Learn to Love Online Therapy Training Course 
Training in Counselling in the Covid-19 Pandemic 
Addressing Suicidality & Suicide Risk Online 
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling (ACTO approved)
Helping People through Quarantine and Social Isolation 
Bereavement, Grief and Loss during COVID-19
Working with Binge Eating 

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