Frequently Asked Questions

I work in my London practice on Monday and Tuesdays and appointments are from 2pm to 9pm. I also work on online on Wednesdays and Thursdays and appointments are from 11am to 9pm.
I typically reply to emails within 24 hours or sooner. Once we start working together, it’s best to add me to your contacts list.
Yes, I offer a complimentary 20-minute session via video link. This session is an opportunity to make an initial introduction and give a short space for you to tell me a little about who you are and explore how I may be able to help.
The first two phases start with gathering information and safety and stabilization. For some clients, these initial phases may need to take place over an extended period before processing can occur in a safe and ethical way. This is why EMDR (the main event bit) may start sooner for some than others. However, I will be using EMDR to help calm things down before we get to the big stuff. This provides scaffolding to help you manage what may come up for you during and in between sessions.

Following the history and assessment sessions I will have a better idea and we will discuss your treatment plan together. Your progress will be reviewed at regular intervals so that together we can evaluate how you are progressing and make sure you are getting what you want from therapy. It is normal to experience ups and downs in your EMDR journey, and at times you might feel like you want to quit if it becomes too challenging or you feel your progress is too slow. At these times it is important that we keep talking.
No, you will be completely aware and in control throughout the session. Prior to the processing (phase 4) you’ll learn relaxation and containment strategies which will help you remain grounded. This means that part of your attention will be with me, and part of your attention will be with a past event in your memory, this is referred to as dual attention.
You don’t need to have PTSD to benefit from EMDR. There is a growing body of research that shows how much it helps a wide range of concerns. You also don’t need to meet the criteria for a specific diagnosis to do EMDR. EMDR is designed to target the level of disturbance or discomfort, so a diagnostic label is not required.
I work in person and via a specialized EMDR video platform for online sessions.
I see clients in person in my London practice at 1 Birkenhead Street, Kings cross. It is literally across the road from the front of the station. I also work in Nottingham.
The contents of our sessions will be confidential. However, in keeping with my professional code of ethics, I discuss some aspects of my work with a Consultant EMDR Therapist. Therapists routinely undergo supervision, and it is so that we can be sure that we are working to the highest standards. The information we share with them during these supervision sessions is anonymised so that you cannot be identified. In other scenarios If you disclose that you are at risk of harm to you or someone else, then I do have a responsibility to share this information to keep you and others safe. In these circumstances, I may need to share information with relevant authorities. If this were to become an issue in one of our sessions, wherever possible and appropriate, we would talk this through in detail and work collaboratively to establish the most appropriate path of action.

When we first meet, I’ll request some personal details, such as your contact details and a few key things from your personal history, and I will record some information about each session you have. I won’t share your data with anyone else without your consent. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives you the right to privacy with your personal information (data). I work within the GDPR to ensure that your personal records are kept securely and destroyed when our work ends. Under the GDPR, you have the right to withdraw consent to use of your data, or request access to, rectification of, and erasure of these records.

If you think your data rights have been breached, you are able to raise a complaint with the Information Commissioner (ICO). You can contact the ICO at Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF or by telephone on 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745.


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Introductory call via video link or telephone call
I offer 20 minutes which is completely complimentary. 
Therapy Session
My fee is £120 per 60 minute session. 
Reduced Fees
I offer space for people on low income or those with significant financial challenges. Please note that these places are always in high demand and currently I have no low cost places available. However I will always try and find a way to help you or direct you towards a service who can help you.
You can make a bank transfer and my details are provided in your contract.
I need 48 hours’ notice from you if you need to cancel a session. Otherwise, full payment for the missed session is required. If you are unable to attend for an in-person session, then I am happy to see you online instead.

If you are visiting this site, you are most likely in a difficult life situation, feeling in pain or distressed, maybe there are areas in your life that you would wish to change and develop. 

Reaching out for help can be daunting and you may feel that your problems are insurmountable or that your worry is not big enough or worthy enough to bring to therapy – don’t worry because lots of people feel like this at first and if you don’t know where to start, we will just start somewhere.

I have over 37 years of supporting clients through a range of physical and psychological difficulties.I have experience and expertise of working with clients who have experienced trauma and who also have PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).I have also and continue to work extensively with adults who have experienced any kind of sexual abuse, inc childhood sexual abuse, incest, intimate partner sexual violence, rape, drug facilitated sexual assault, and sexual assault of men and boys.


I work holistically which means that I consider the whole person not just their mental health needs. This means factors which contribute to how you are feeling which include physical illness, social issues, and spirituality.   I offer a wide range of styles and techniques because I strongly believe that therapy should mould around you the client and not the other way around.

 I will provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment where you can explore what the next steps in your life will be and how we can undertake them together. Whatever your difficulty is, I will offer you a safe and open space where we can work through it together.