I am a chartered psychologist and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society

I am also registered with the Health Care Professions Council as a counselling psychologist.

I qualified as a counselling psychologist over twenty years ago and I have worked within the NHS for over ten years. I began my private practice over fifteen years ago and I have been based in Highgate, North London throughout. Whilst North London is my main base, I also see a small number of clients at my Central London consulting room. I abide by the ethical guidelines of both the British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professions Council.

I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and see trainee therapists for both personal therapy and supervision.

About Counselling Psychology

Counselling Psychologists are trained in at least two central therapeutic approaches. This means that I have formal training in both Person Centred Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The former believes in the client’s own sense of personal agency and encourages them to access their own inner resources and strengths. The latter explores the links between thoughts, feelings and behaviours and encourages clients to modify unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours.

As an integrative practitioner, I am also trained in other approaches, namely:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focussed Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy and Mindfulness.

In broad terms, this means that I can access a range of helpful (and interactive) interventions that can help clients break with unhelpful patterns and develop new coping styles. Whilst a large component of my private work is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, I also use Mindfulness to help clients cope more effectively with the here and now, alongside using breathing meditations to encourage a move away from negative thought patterns toward a set of more helpful (and measured) responses.

As a practitioner, I am warm and accessible in style. I believe in establishing and nurturing a positive and trusting therapeutic relationship and I aim to help clients become more empowered at managing their lives and becoming more fully engaged with what is important to them.

Get in touch

You can refer yourself for therapy by contacting me directly by email to arrange an initial consultation appointment. Contacting me by email is the fastest way to make contact and I encourage this form of communication as I check emails on a daily basis and will get back to you quickly.

Alternatively, you can leave a message on my 24 hour answer machine service (07903 370122) if you do not have access to email. Please note however that I am not able to offer call backs as all the information you could need about my practice is available on my web pages. You can also be referred by your GP or another health care professional.

During the initial consultation appointment you and I will discuss your difficulties so that I can get an understanding of what is going on for you. This will also be an opportunity for you to talk about what your expectations are for therapy. Generally, this will take one session. At the end of this initial consultation it may be that I think a different therapist with a different expertise, or a different organisation, might be more suitable to help you with your needs in which case I will discuss this with you further. If we agree that it would be helpful to work together then we will discuss arrangements for ongoing sessions.