- Phone number
- 07816 914070
About me and my therapy practice
My experience has taught me that talking to someone who is trained to listen and respond to our concerns in a particular way, can be helpful. It may not 'cure' you or change the past but it can often allow you to move on in your life and can facilitate further positive change. Therapy/Counselling provides an opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings within the safety of a therapeutic relationship, which can in turn help you to process unresolved feelings, gain insight and understanding and can facilitate positive change.
Everyone can find life overwhelming at times, which impact on our sense of wellbeing, our ability to work and achieve and our relationship to ourselves and others. Sometimes these difficulties resolve themselves without the need for outside help but sometimes they persist. Sometimes these difficulties are generated by recent life events such as change, relationship issues, bereavement or job loss. sometimes they arise from the accumulation of feelings and problems that have occurred throughout life that may have remained dormant and unresolved and can begin to be experienced as anxiety, depression, lack of self esteem and motivation or problems with identity, work and relationships.
Sometimes you may not feel you have a specific difficulty, but you may feel a sense of dissatisfaction or that you are stuck in your life or you would like to improve the quality of your relationships and how you deal with life's challenges.
I provide a safe and confidential space in which to talk about and explore what is troubling you so that together we can make sense of your feelings and concerns.
I am an experienced professionally trained and qualified psychodynamic therapist/counsellor and supervisor. I have many years experience of clinical practice providing focussed, time limited and open-ended longer term therapy/counselling in a safe and confidential setting. I can also provide one off consultations.
I am a qualified psychoanalytic supervisor and have over 10 years experience of supervising trainees and qualified practitioners. I have also supervised professionals who work in related helping professions who feel that the psychodynamic approach and understanding can support them in their work.
In addition to my private practice I have over 20 years experience of working with both staff and students in Higher Education and enabling the individuals development through the often difficult transitions of leaving home and into adult life.
I have in-depth experience of working with people from all walks of life and from socially and culturally diverse backgrounds.
I am committed to providing counselling/therapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
My practice is based within a few minutes walk of Liverpool Street Station on Bishopsgate and is within easy reach of The City of London, Barbican, Holborn, Islington, Shoreditch, Spittlefields, Clerkenwell, Smithfields, Hackney, Dalston, Haggerston, Stoke Newington London Bridge, South Bank and Southwark and Canary Wharf.
My first session
I will usually offer you an initial consultation consisting of one or two appointments at my Liverpool Street office. These meetings will last 50 minutes. If we decide it is appropriate to continue meeting then we would meet each week for 50 minutes on a mutually agreed day and time. We can also consider other alternatives, if it is felt that counselling/therapy does not fit your needs at this particular time.
My fee can be discussed when we meet.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited