- Phone number
- 07525 460430
About me and my therapy practice
I am a highly qualified counsellor, with over twenty years of experience counselling individuals, couples and families, in both the NHS and the private sector. I have worked as a counsellor, in a GP Practice, and as a Staff Counsellor within a large London NHS Trust.
I gained specialist experience in Cancer Counselling in the United States, where I worked at one of the leading US organizations providing support to those affected by cancer.
This area of work has continued to be at the heart of what I do.
A diagnosis of cancer can bring a huge amount of change and disruption into the life of the individual and their family. It is my aim, to help equip each individual I meet, whether patient or family member, to cope more effectively with the challenges they face in their diagnosis, during their treatment, and beyond.
I am an integrative counsellor, and carefully tailor the counselling sessions to each individual. I draw upon a range of therapeutic techniques, including mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and relaxation in order to promote positive coping.
Above all I value the relationship between client and counsellor; and as research has shown, the single most powerful factor in effective counselling is the strength of the relationship between client and counsellor, regardless of approach.
My first session
Our first session is more like a consultation, and gives you the chance to talk about your concerns and gain an idea of how we will work together. By the end of the session, we will check that my approach feels comfortable for you, and if you agree to continue, we will arrange times for future sessions.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, Personal development, Relationships, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Family therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Families, Groups, Organisations
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited