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With the current climate of uncertainty due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 outbreak, I am offering online sessions on VSee, a confidential and secure platform, or if you prefer, I can also offer Skype sessions or telephone.
Normally, my office is near Chancery Lane tube stations, and I hope to return there in the near future, depending on government advice.
I currently offer flexibility with regard to appointment times due to the many changes my clients have had to endure.
About me and my therapy practice
As a psychodynamic psychotherapist, my work involves an exploration and understanding of your life and experience from birth to present, including unconscious processes and dreams. I seek to understand thought patterns, fears, obstacles and unhelpful perceptions that stand in the way of love and success. You are encouraged to talk about and understand your feelings, and to learn to distinguish between truth and fear. I also work integratively, so your hopes and determinations will ultimately guide the process; my approach is determined by the individual and their needs.
I work with generalised anxiety disorder, PTSD, and I have helped numerous clients and patients work through anxiety and depression, addiction, bereavement, panic attacks, and more. Currently working in the NHS in complex care and having trained in an NHS hospital, I also work with more complex issues and personality disorder including BPD.
Your sessions are confidential except if I feel there is risk of harm to yourself or to others, in which case, I will first talk with you about getting in touch with your GP.
WHAT IS THERAPY?
It is a helping relationship based on exploration of issues/problems, increased awareness and understanding, thus empowering you to make the appropriate choices and decisions in their life. I do not give advice as this goes against the principle of empowering you. I will carry out an assessment of the problems by taking down your history, and identify symptoms, issues and any concerns you have devising a psychological formulation and using relevant interventions to help you deal with problems.
“The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last of one’s freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance.” ~Victor Frankl.
My responsibility is to be here for you, to guide you and help you find a way through. Your responsibility is to keep putting one metaphorical foot in front of the other and continue on the process of transformation and change.
My first session
Our first session is an assessment where we can discuss any questions or concerns you may have, as well as expectations and hopes. We will explore your key issues and consider any problems you may have. It is an opportunity to convey any relevant information and provides us both with the chance to decide if we want to continue.
Having worked in mental health in the NHS, I am familiar with a range of issues. We will discuss the length of time you wish to engage in therapy and I will offer my thoughts around how best to move forward.
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited