22nd May 2024 

tel: 07855 891428
About Me #01

My Qualifications

I started my career as a university lecturer teaching linguistics.
My "mid-life crisis" made me realise that I have always been interested in human psychology and that was what I wanted to do! I then completed:

  • a Bachelor Degree in Psychology followed by
  • an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, an accredited by the BACP course with CPPD.
  • Certificate in the Use of Drama and Movement in Therapy with The Sesame Institute.
  • Certificate in Working with Addictions and Eating Disorders at Metanoia Institute
  • Certificate in Supervision with Soul with Re-Vision

  • Professional Membership and Ethical Code of Practice

    I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the biggest UK professional organisation of counsellors and psychotherapists.

    I work under the BACP code of practice, and have been a member since 2004. Find more details on the BACP website.
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    I have recently become a member of British Psychological Society, BPS.
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    I am also a member of The Sesame Institute.
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    My Experience

    I have worked with clients from all walks of life with many and various problems: from disturbing levels of anxiety, loss of loved ones, alcohol and drug related problems, and eating disorders, to depression, stress, difficulty relating to others, and coping with past trauma and violence, both physical and mental. I take great care to distinguish between symptoms and their underlying causes, and really try to 'get to the bottom' of every issue. I believe that psychological issues are similar to physical wounds; if you don't treat them properly, they can fester and create bigger problems later.

    If you are looking for counselling in Central London, near Oxford Circus or in West London in Fulham and Hammersmith areas with a suitably qualified counsellor, please contact me on 07855891428 or email me

    Working for the Community

    I have been a keen volunteer all my life. I have worked as a volunteer counsellor for 7 years in various services providing free or low cost counselling to those in need. I am enthusiastic fundraiser working for such charities as Friends of Bulgaria, Cancer Research, Oxfam, Shelter, Amnesty International and others. Recently, I have been elected as a trustee and director of the charity The Counselling Foundation which is a leading provider of low cost counselling services in Herefordshire and Bedfordshire. I am also a regular volunteer and contributor for Crisis Christmas.