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About me and my therapy practice
I am a Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as well as a registered psychotherapist and counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have many years of experience of therapeutic work in different settings such as NHS primary care, and community-based charities.
In my therapeutic work, I am interested in your subjective experience, as I believe that you are the only person who really knows how ‘that’ feels. I am committed to working together at your own pace, to understand what is really going on. I practice in a confidential, non-judgmental way, regardless, of culture, disability, ethnicity, sexuality or gender.
I believe that life can be hard on us sometimes, and from time to time we might find ourselves struggling. We might suffer as a consequence of our past experiences, our upbringings, work stress, the weight of expectations on us from the people in our lives or imposed by society. This might make us feel disconnected from everyone, even from ourselves and our loved ones.
Therapy can help you to develop an understanding of what is bothering you or causing you distress or upset, even when there isn’t an obvious cause or reason.
Developing a deeper awareness of our feelings, patterns of behaviour and our way of relating to other people, can help us to understand what could be changed, and can also help us feel more in control of our own emotions, developing a closer and more authentic relationship with ourselves and others.
I believe that all of us have the capacity to grow and thrive, but sometimes we might feel a bit ‘stuck’, struggling to find meaning and purpose, and we might need a little help to reconnect – or connect for the first time- with who we really are.
My therapeutic work is centred around your needs, as I believe that not one approach works for everyone. Every person is unique and I believe that a therapeutic relationship which values and respects that uniqueness, is what causes positive change.
I am trained in different therapeutic modalities: psychodynamic therapy, humanistic therapy and CBT. I work in an integrative manner, adapting the work to your specific individual needs and the difficulties you bring to therapy.
Over the years I have worked with clients presenting with a wide range of needs, including chronic and recurring depression, work stress, OCD, hoarding, trauma and abuse, anxiety and panic, suicidal feelings, going through a divorce, experience of rape, relationship issues, severe childhood sexual, emotional and physical abuse, chronic health problems, bereavement and many others.
My areas of specialty and special interests are:
• Interpersonal difficulties, patterns in relationships – engaging in toxic/unhealthy relationships – and feelings of loneliness.
• Concerns and difficulties related to loss of meaning and purpose.
• Anxiety and depression and their association to other difficulties in someone’s life.
• Athletes and sport performance, related pressures, recovering from injuries and the impact on the individual’s self-esteem.
• Personal resilience.
My first session
The assessment session is our very first session together. This session lasts 90 minutes and it is used to talk about and explore what brings you to therapy, what you want to achieve, when/how the problem first developed, what might keep your difficulties alive, your experiences growing up, family and other relationships. I am interested in getting to know you, and not just your ‘difficulties’. This overview will help us develop a treatment plan. However, there is no obligation to engage in therapy after the assessment.
Assessment session (90 minutes) £140
Weekly session (50 minutes) £90 - £110 depending on the time of the appointment.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited