- Phone number
- (020) 8546 0820 / 07825 409431
About me and my therapy practice
I offer individual and a couple counselling/psychotherapy on both a contract and open-ended basis. I have over 30 years experience and have worked in a range of organisational settings as well as in private practice.
I first gained my Diploma in Advanced Psychodynamic Counselling from the Westminster Pastoral Foundation in 1987 along with training in Systemic Family/Marital Counselling at both WPF and the Institute of Family Therapy. I was first awarded BACP accreditation in 1990 and Senior Accreditation in 2003. I qualified as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, also at WPF, in 2004. In 2016 I received a Diploma in Transpersonal Couple Counselling and Psychotherapy from CCPE.
I recognise that it can be a daunting prospect arranging to see a counsellor/psychotherapist so the first meeting is always an opportunity to explore whether or not we feel comfortable working together.
Relationships can be difficult, confusing and complex, at times causing us enormous emotional pain. Couple counselling offers the opportunity to explore these difficulties in a safe and supportive setting. Ensuring each persons perspective is heard the aim is to facilitate exploration and understanding of difficulties as they are now as well as considering the context and history of where they may have come from.
Couple counselling sessions tend to be more structured than individual therapy and aim to:
- Improve communication, empathy and mutual listening skills.
- Enhance and deepen understanding of current difficulties.
- Develop strategies to manage conflict better.
- Re-emphasise the importance of enjoyment and pleasure within the relationship.
Equally, couples may decide that the best way forward for them is to separate in which case couple counselling can offer the opportunity to explore and understand this process and manage it in as constructive a way as possible.
What I can help with
Abuse, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work