Who I am  

I am a highly qualified, experienced and compassionate counsellor who has worked for over 10 years therapeutically with clients from age 5 to 79, from all around the world. I combine a robust theoretical training with warmth, kindness and insight and I work with both individuals and couples. 

My Qualifications

I have an MSc in Therapeutic Counselling for which I gained a merit.  I was awarded the MSc after four years of academically rigorous and experiential study, as well as hands on experience working face to face with clients while having my work examined and critiqued by peers and tutors.

I have a British Psychological Society approved Advanced Diploma in Eating Disorders & Obesity from the National Centre for Eating Disorders, and I am part of a national network which shares expert opinion and research in this area. 

I also have a Certificate in Counselling for Addicted Gamblers from the University of Salford and I have worked with this client group and their families for over five years.

I have a Certificate in Using Video Conferencing to Conduct Online Therapy from the Online Therapy Institute which ensures that I practice ethically and competently while working via Skype. This is in addition to a Certificate in Online Counselling Skills which also equips me to work therapeutically via email and live web chat.

I'm qualified to supervise the work of other counsellors and psychotherapists too, since I have a Diploma in Integrative Supervision from the Minster Centre.  

I am committed to continuing professional development to keep my skills and knowledge sharp and up to date. You can see the various courses I've completed in recent years in the scrolling panel to the right. 

Professional Body

The role of a professional body is to set standards of practice and provide accountability. So membership indicates that I have had to prove a certain level of experience and competence, and it gives you as the client somewhere to go if you were to feel that I was working in a way that was not ethical.

I am a registered, Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework.

The register to which I belong is vetted and approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care and has been accredited under a scheme set up by the Department of Health and administered by an independent body, accountable to Parliament. 

In order to become a Senior Accredited member I had to give extensive evidence that I have reached a certain level of competence and experience through having completed hundreds of hours of practice and continuing professional development, have this verified by other professionals, and prove that I have a clear understanding in theory and practice of the ethical and professional standards held by the BACP. 

Other Work

As well as working as a therapist and supervisor, I also work as a lecturer and tutor on counselling degree courses in London. Currently I am based at the Metanoia Institute. I also write (fairly infrequently) on mental health issues, such as on the Huffington Post and The Mighty

Continuing Professional Development Activities 

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Shame, Guilt and Sexuality

February 2018

Problem Gambling in the UK Prison Population

September 2013

Assessments & Clinical Note Taking

September 2013

Writing for Wellbeing

Orchard Foundation - May 2013

Data Protection

October 2012

Child Protection

October 2012

Domestic Violence

July 2012

Systemic Family Therapy

July 2012

Certificate in Using Video Conferencing to Conduct Online Therapy

Online Therapy Institute - June 2012

Using Clay in Therapy

PTUK - March 2012

Sand Tray Therapy

PTUK - March 2012

Child Development

PTUK - March 2012

Therapeutic Storytelling

PTUK - January 2012

Dance & Movement Therapy

PTUK - January 2012


PTUK - January 2012


PTUK - January 2012

Art Therapy

PTUK - December 2011

Guided Visualisation

PTUK - December 2011

Using Creative Art in Therapy

Equality & Diversity Essentials

Greenwich University - June 2011

Attachment Neuroscience

Centre for Child Mental Health - July 2010

An Introduction to Online Therapy

Greenwich University - October 2009

Certificate in Gambling, Problem Gambling & Counselling

Salford University and GamCare - September 2009

Working with the Shadow Self

Kids Company - June 2009

Loss & Bereavement

Kids Company - June 2009

Working with Anger

Kids Company - June 2009

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Integration

Greenwich University - May 2009

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Mindfulness

Greenwich Univeristy - February 2009


Greenwich University - June 2008

Love & Loss: Grief

Greenwich University - February 2008