- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
I’ve worked as a counsellor with people of all ages, interests and abilities, in a variety of situations including a women’s refuge, college, school and in the voluntary sector. I am also a dyslexia specialist teacher/assessor, so very aware of the strengths and difficulties of having an SpLD (Specific Learning Difficulty) and how that can affect self-esteem. For the last three years I have also been working with The Echo Society, with clients who are or have been experiencing Narcissistic abuse.
I started my training in Humanistic counselling, then concentrated on Psychodynamic work for my Masters at Goldsmith's College, University of London. I now work in an Integrative way, also incorporating elements of CBT, Mindfulness and NLP, so that I can tailor work to fit the specific needs of the client. I also use the Rewind technique for PTSD. My work adheres to the BACP Code of Ethics.
I believe it is important to be aware of different beliefs and traditions – to admit where there is lack of knowledge and to strive to increase awareness, be open to new ideas, whilst valuing each individual. No one should be at a disadvantage because of any perceived ‘difference’ - difference and diversity should be celebrated.
At the moment I am just working via VSee or Skype video links - I prefer to see clients in a 1-1 setting, but at present this works well. It also means I can see clients living outside London.
My first session
The initial intake consultation with me takes place online via VSEE and will be an opportunity to gather background information, including past or current experiences you have with counselling, as well as current circumstances. This information helps to make an initial assessment of your current situation and the type of counselling best suited to your needs.
It will last around 1 hour and also provides time to discuss any questions you may have about the practicalities of counselling, such as the agreed fee, availability and confidentiality.
I offer both time-limited (short-term) and open-ended (long-term) counselling.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Loss, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling