About me

I am a qualified psychotherapist/counsellor trained in Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). In the recent years I have developed an interest for Existential Counselling. I am an Accredited member of BACP, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and Accredited Professional Member of NCS, National Counselling Society. I am a Professional Member of ACTO, the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online.

This is my second career and I have passion for it. Before becoming a psychotherapist I worked for various years in the City of London for a creative digital agency, in my earlier years I worked for several big corporations. I had very many different jobs.

Then, I joined The Samaritans and from there, my curiosity and willingness to help others brought me to study as a counsellor. My experience as client receiving psychotherapy has been equally significative.

Apart from my work in private practice, I have experience of working as Bereavement Counsellor and University Student Counsellor in the charity and public sector.

In my calm office I offer a place that is confidential, warm, non-judgemental and open for exploring any aspects of your life that it is important to you.

I am a LGBTIQA+ ally and I am sex-positive. I am neurodivergent-affirmative and pro self-advocacy (knowing yourself, knowing your needs, and knowing how to get what you need). I am a Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity (GSRD)-affirmative individual. I am anti-racist. I value diversity and I am against discrimination in all its forms. However, I know I must do my best to learn and be always vigilant and aware of my own blind-spots.

Qualifications

  • Diploma L2 in Online Counselling
  • BACP Accredited FdSc Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • HCE Psychodynamic Counselling and Organisational Dynamics

Presently I am studying:

  • BSc (Honours) Psychology with Counselling

I also continue professional development expanding my skills and knowledge by regularly attending workshops, conferences and seminars as well as clinical supervision.

Professional Registrations

I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), MBACP Accred: 289227; I am a National Counselling Society (NCS) Accredited Professional Member, MNCS (Prof Accred), NCS19-08165; and a Professional Member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions Supplementary Guidance: Working Online (GPiA 047), the ACTO Code of Ethics, and the NCS Code of Ethics, and provide confidentiality within these guidelines.

My private practice is insured with Towergate Insurance n. ZOVX01IN01.

I hold a valid enhanced DBS certificate 001777012081.

As required by the The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), my practice is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under the reference ZA405483.

Causes

I support an total ban on Conversion Therapy in the UK, please visit www.banconversiontherapy.com to join me in protecting LGBTQ+ members of our society from this torturous practice.

I oppose Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).

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