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We are going through unprecedented times and many people are feeling heightened anxiety or experiencing new issues. Many people are going through a long period of isolation and would welcome the chance of having someone to listen to how they are feeling. Some maybe experiencing relationship problems which have either started or have intensified during lockdown. Worries about finances, work and the future in general are becoming widespread and the mental health of many individuals is being challenged.
As a therapist, I can offer support you with your difficulties. Initially I would offer a free 30 minute introductory session, on video or phone, to explore what type of support you need. For example it could be:
• Guidance on coping mechanisms – aimed at short-term relief.
• Longer-term therapy to work on underlying issues.
• Or, if on-line is not for you, we could explore socially distanced options e.g. walking therapy.
About me and my therapy practice
Choosing a therapist can be daunting, especially when you may be anxious and at a low ebb. If you’ve had no experience of working with one before it can be difficult to know who to choose. One of the most important things is to choose someone you feel comfortable with.
My approach is to provide a warm, safe and confidential space for reflection; allowing you to explore your difficulties without judgement. You could feel there is no one to share these with or you may find it too difficult to talk to family and friends because you want to protect them or they may be too close to the problem. I will be your advocate, but not take over or direct you to solutions, helping you find your own answers and ways forward with what might be difficult relationships, troubling internal conflicts or challenging life circumstances.
My therapeutic approach is Integrative and my core training is Person-Centred. As part of my professional development I have experience of many of the major schools of psychotherapy. I am therefore able to include aspects of these when it is helpful for you, for example, elements of Mindfulness & Neuroscience.
For 17 years, I worked in Relationship Management in the Corporate world. However, my family’s legacy of trauma, anxiety and premature death led me to seek therapy. This caused a shift in my priorities and led to my change of career.
I work with adults from age 18 upwards, around a wide range of issues and was previously a counsellor at the Mulberry Centre (supporting those affected by cancer or bereavement) and Kingston Women’s Centre.
Lastly, I am a Trustee of ACT International, a charity that trains and supports carers and NGO staff to treat children and young people traumatised by conflict, violence and war both in the UK and Internationally.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Career coaching, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited