I am an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor, yoga/mindfulness teacher and I have a background of teaching creative students in Higher Education. Integrative means I can drawn on a variety of psychotherapeutic theories in my work as well as being attentive to thoughts, feelings and body sensation if appropriate. For more about me please see my website.
Who do I work with?
I work with adult individuals who experience anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties often amongst other difficulties. My specialism is working with clients who have experienced childhood family disruption (bereavement/divorce/separation/abandonment) which impacts their way of being as an adult.
Culturally sensitive, I welcome diversity of age, ethnicity, religion, gender and sexual identity. I will respect and understand your ideas, beliefs and values and not impose mine on you.
What happens in a session?
We will talk about what you are thinking, feeling and experiencing and explore possible connections between past and present. Depending upon what you bring, we can find ways forward to help you to feel better. Sometimes just allowing your thoughts and feelings to be shared and aired is relieving and healing.
89 Fleet St London EC4Y 1DH United Kingdom
What can I offer you?
How does this work?
During the sessions, we will work together to explore the issues you are faced with. The purpose of my role is to provide a collaborative environment; drawing on my professional experience and qualifications to ensure you are given the support you need.
I believe that people are resilient. Given the right environment, and the opportunity to speak freely about their experiences; the individual can accept who they are and reconnect with themselves.
Why did I become a Counsellor?
I decided to pursue a career in Counselling after working in a high pressure, corporate organisation in the City of London for many years. My desire to help others drew me towards Psychotherapy, and after training extensively and working at a number of Counselling practices; I eventually started up my own private practice in the City where I work as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist full-time, whilst continuing to work at the Counselling charities. Since starting out as a Counsellor, I have witnessed the positive change in people, which has confirmed the importance of this profession and increased my passion for supporting mental health.
Experience and Qualifications
Several years working as a Bereavement Counsellor
Several years working as a Counsellor, dealing with general mental health issues.
BACP certificate of proficiency
CPCAB level 4 diploma in therapeutic counselling
CPCAB level 3 certificate in counselling studies
CPCAB level 2 certificate in counselling skills
Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist, Counsellor
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, working with adults of all ages from diverse backgrounds who are experiencing a variety of issues.
I know that to explore difficult feelings and worries, it is important to have a safe and secure place to allow thoughts and feelings to arise in their own time, and in a non-judgmental and confidential relationship. Sometimes your concerns can benefit from a short-term approach, but difficulties which are rooted in past experiences or childhood may take more time to be made sense of.
People who come to see me have experienced a range of issues in life, which may be helped by exploring feelings and thoughts. These include relationship difficulties (both heterosexual and LGBT+) either at home or at work, feelings of sadness, anxiety and depression, post-natal depression, low self confidence and self esteem, difficulty communicating feelings and emotions, childhood trauma, Disability, unexplained health symptoms, suicidal feelings, addiction, abuse, self-harm, eating disorders , bereavement and loss,or coming to terms with life changing events such as being or becoming a parent, separation or divorce, becoming a carer, redundancy and retirement. I also work with Boarding School survivors.
I offer both short term counselling and long term psychotherapy .
I have worked in the voluntary sector, in private practice, in a secondary school and in NHS (in a psychotherapy unit and for GPs).
To make an initial appointment, you can telephone 07914394814, although you may be put through to voicemail. Your voicemail message is confidential and I will respond as soon as possible.
I offer a limited number of places for those who are unable to afford the full fee.
89 Fleet St London England EC4Y 1DH United Kingdom
Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Counselling and psychotherapy can help you when you feel stuck and you can’t easily describe why, or if you’re struggling with change that feels painful.
I work in an integrative way, which means I’m interested in how thinking about your past and your present can help you become more integrated as a person, re-connecting the parts of you that might feel lost. I offer a safe, confidential and collaborative space where you can share your problems and, working together, we can progress towards new and deeper kinds of understanding about what may be troubling you and why.
Therapy is a valuable opportunity for you to dedicate time and space for yourself – to untangle difficult feelings, thoughts and memories. I believe strongly in a two-way therapy process, building a working relationship together to help you realise your potential and feel more connected to yourself.