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I offer online and in person therapy from between 10am to 6pm on Mondays to Fridays.
I will be taking leave for Christmas from Monday 25th December 2023 and returning to work on Monday 15th January 2024
About me and my therapy practice
Perhaps you find yourself in the midst of a crisis or struggling with a specific issue. You may be feeling dissatisfied with life, or simply looking for a safe space to unburden your thoughts and feelings. I am interested in everything about you that sheds light on your problems and how you might cope better.
My job is to bring your awareness to all of who you are so you can start living spontaneously through creativity rather than habit. With a background in factual and documentary filmmaking, I have always been captivated by the power of human stories to inspire and connect us. As a therapist, I view every person’s story as a potent force for self-discovery and self-renewal. By working creatively and collaboratively with you, I hope to breathe fresh life into your outdated narratives and turn dramatic life moments into important opportunities for meaning-making and personal growth.
I know finding the right therapist can be daunting. That’s why I offer a complimentary chat where you can share your story, ask questions, and most importantly, see if we click. Feeling at ease and supported in therapy is essential, and this initial chat allows us to establish that foundation.
I’m a Gestalt therapist with a Master of Arts and a Practitioner’s Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy. I am UKCP accredited and a member of the BACP. I split my practice between working one-to-one with individuals and doing relationship therapy with romantic partners (spanning the Gender, Sexuality and Relationship diversity (GSRD) spectrum), as well as with siblings/family members, friends, and co-founders/work colleagues. I also co- facilitate personal development groups (please check my website https://www.hackneytherapist.com for details of current groups I am running).
My approach is humanistic and integrative, and my style is embodied, relational and creative. Alongside Gestalt, I also draw from disciplines like Psychodynamic, Existential, Neuroscience, Somatic and Sensorimotor therapies to meet and support the different situations my clients present. I understand the significance of the mind-body connection in healing and how important the therapeutic relationship is for nourishing the safety necessary for this to happen. I am especially focussed on using embodiment and creative methods in a whole systems approach to therapy; issues of culture and difference; and the role of therapy in the service of social justice and equality. I am trauma-informed, attachment-focused, and deeply committed to antiracist, anti-oppressive practice.
I support clients facing various challenges, including anxiety, depression, work-related stress, relationship difficulties, sexuality issues and bereavement/loss. I specialise in working with individuals who have endured trauma, including childhood sexual abuse, emotional neglect, domestic abuse, bullying, psychological abuse, including gaslighting and narcissistic abuse, as well as developmental, racial, and transgenerational trauma. I am an ally and an LGBTQA+ and neurodivergent-affirming therapist. Being able to empathise and truly grasp the predicament of individuals without judgment is at the very core of what I do.
My first session
Gestalt Therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach that embraces a holistic understanding of individuals and their unique circumstances, and it can benefit those encountering severe mental health challenges as well as those seeking support with the relationships/events in their lives and with their self-empowerment journeys.
In Gestalt Therapy, clients are not perceived as deficient or lacking in ability; rather, they are viewed as individuals who have adapted to their situations in the best way possible. Often, it is these adaptations that need to be updated to reduce the emotional suffering.
As a Gestalt therapist, I work in partnership with you to help release these areas of ‘stuckness’. I begin by creating a confidential and secure space where I can truly understand and support you as we actively engage in a dynamic dialogue, exploration of bodily sensations, analysis of the therapeutic relationship, and a range of creative methods.
By focusing on your history and experiences in relation to how you show up in the present, I help you navigate life's challenges with greater awareness, so that you can begin to make conscious choices that more effectively address the tensions and dilemmas in your relationships and sense of self. This often involves diving deep into your thought patterns, behaviours, conflicting emotions, paradoxes, meanings, imagery, and metaphors, while addressing your unique concerns and issues.
What I can help with
Addictions, Eating disorders, OCD, Self-harm
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Phenomenological, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Groups
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited