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About me and my therapy practice
There may be a few or many reasons why you might be seeking therapeutic support. You may be struggling with emotional pain, challenges in everyday life, relationship problems, loss, addiction, abuse or looking for personal development. I treat each client individually and cater the therapy to suit your specific needs. I provide a confidential, non-judgmental, caring and supportive environment in which you can explore your thoughts and feelings. Whether you are looking for short-term or longer more open ended therapy, my motivation is to help you understand and have a greater sense of awareness as to the nature and origins of your problems. It is my hope that each client I work with can begin to see and use their inner strengths and abilities in order to live the life they want.
I am qualified from Inter-Psyche training centre, Kent and Medway NHS. I am the founder of Your Path Matters Organisation, supporting individuals, families and children, as well as students in schools and colleges with psychological and mental health difficulties. In addition to working in private practice, I work in a London NHS GP practice. Moreover, I work as a therapist with Each Counselling and Psychotherapy Charity, helping minority ethnicities impacted by Covid-19 with bereavement and loss. I also work at Finchley Therapy Practice.
I'm an integrative therapist providing Counselling and Psychotherapy service. I draw on psychodynamic, existential, cognitive, person-centred and relational approaches to psychotherapy, but I believe that while the theories underpinning these approaches are useful, each person’s situation is unique. I aim to help my clients to develop a greater understanding of the unseen patterns of behaviour that can underlie psychological distress, such as depression and anxiety. In working with these patterns it is then possible to address the life experiences they might relate to, such as trauma, difficult family dynamics, abandonment and loss.
Before training as an integrative therapist, I worked as a Pastoral Director in a Sixth Form college and a boarding school, helping students and families with emotional difficulties and training staff with mental health awareness. I also was a trustee at the board of The Break Foundation supporting families and schools with online grooming abuse awareness. I have a fully enhanced DBS check and I am a registered member of BACP adhering to the BACP code of ethics.
My first session
I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and how this can in itself enable people to make changes or function as a base upon which various therapeutic tools can be learnt. I see therapy as a special human encounter where many dynamics that people experience in the outside world are similarly re-created. Therefore therapy gives people the chance to explore these dynamics in a way that is safe and they can then utilise their understanding, new learning and insight outside within their day to day relationships.
It is important that we both feel that we can work together, and therefore our first meeting can be our chance to explore this. It is fundamental that you work with someone who is right for you and you feel comfortable with. For this reason you do not need to commit to ongoing therapy when you make your first contact with me. The first session is an assessment, I will be asking you some general questions in order to begin to get an understanding of your problems and also of you as a person, and it is also your chance to get to experience how I work and ask me any questions. If we come to the agreement that we can go ahead with ongoing therapy we can then discuss a therapeutic contract.
If you are searching for the right therapist and are unsure about whether to book a first session, I can offer you a first telephone appointment for 30 minutes free of charge. This can give you the chance to hopefully decide whether you want to book a first appointment with me with no commitment. You do not have to go through the first telephone appointment if you wish to book a first face-to-face session directly.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, OCD, Phobias, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited