- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary rates
I have availablity on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the day and evening.
About me and my therapy practice
I am an experienced counsellor, offering day and evening appointments, in a peaceful, private setting. I mainly work short term with individual adults.
I work face to face and also online, using a site called VSee. I use VSee because it is considered NHS secure, as it runs direct from one PC to another, rather than through a system like Skype that claims to own the content of transmissions. It is easy to download and use.
I send you an email via VSee and if you follow the link, the app is downloaded onto your computer or phone and you are added to my address book. We then set a date and time and I video call you when I see that you are logged on at the appointment time.
I offer a supportive, non judgemental environment to work through issues in a confidential, safe and effective way, to enable new perspective on past and current issues and tools to cope with future life. I work in a Person Centred way which focuses on the counselling relationship, established through support and empathy. I am also trained to teach Mindfulness, which has been shown to relieve anxiety and stress, as well as reduce and prevent depression.
Some people simply need one session to share their grief or difficulty. Some clients benefit from a certain number of sessions, such as six or twelve, and we can agree to work towards completing in that time. Other people feel they need to work in an open-ended way in order not to be rushed and because they do not know how much time they might need.
Sometimes clients like to come for an occasional visit after completing a piece of work and they can email or text to arrange a session at short notice.
I am able to work face to face, I can offer on-site parking and I am about ten minutes walk from East Finchley tube station. The number 143 bus runs from the tube station to a stop very close to my front door. I have parking at my house.
I have an Advanced certificate and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling. I have experience working with adults and young people. I have offered short and long term counselling covering a wide range of different issues. I work in a Person Centred way helping raise confidence and self-esteem. I have been trained to teach Mindfulness, which has been shown to help people learn to manage anxiety and worry and avoid depression. I have also had experience in working with adults who have suffered Childhood Abuse. I have been counselling for many years and now have my own private practice.
I am an accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), which means that I adhere to their code of ethics and framework for good practice (see www.bacp.co.uk.). As required by the BACP, I am in regular supervision and follow an ongoing programme of continuing professional development.
My first session
I hope to help you relax and feel at ease during the first session. It can be challenging to embark on a counselling journey and my aim is to make sure that you feel comfortable and able to talk freely about your worries and concerns. Working in a Person Centred way means that you lead and I follow. In my experience clients get a great sense of relief during the first session, having felt able to be themselves and express themselves freely.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Vegan allied, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Integrative, Person centred, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work