- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
My private practice is based in Clapham Battersea, SW11 6QY, London near Northcote Road.
I also offer therapy on the phone, Zoom, FaceTime or Skype.
Free initial assessment session by phone, Zoom or in person
About me and my therapy practice
I am a BACP registered integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, practicing in Clapham, Battersea and Chelsea as well as online. I have a flexible, sensitive, relational approach. Over the course of our sessions, I will work very much in collaboration with you to share my observations of your difficulties and formulate a treatment plan.
I work integratively, meaning that I am able to draw on many different elements of psychotherapy in order to tailor the therapy to each individual’s needs. By working this way, the whole of my attention is on you as a person and what your needs may be at that particular moment, rather than on following a set of pre-determined steps.
I have an easy, sensitive, relational approach, and I work very much in collaboration with each individual. I focus on each client’s present difficulties against a background of their past, looking specifically at their early relationships and environments, and helping them to create links between their past and their present to bring about understanding of why the difficulties they are experiencing may have occurred.
I am experienced in weaving CBT and more cognitive elements into the therapy and find that the integration of all these elements of therapy, used appropriately, can make for a life-changing experience for each client, whether the work is short-term (up to 12 sessions), or open-ended.
I have been working in psychotherapy for over 6 years. My background encompasses both the private mental health sector, and the NHS Mental Health Trust, working both 1:1 and in groups, and includes working in therapeutic communities. I have also worked for a mental health charity and as a student counsellor at an inner London university, so I have seen a diverse range of clients from many differing backgrounds and cultures, and worked with a wide range of presenting problems throughout my career. I continue to work with a wide variety of clients and presentations.
My previous corporate career in Microsoft has also given me much insight into the high levels of stress, and the weight of expectations, that many people experience in their day-to-day working lives, and the effects that this can have on their relationships both in and out of work, and on their health in general. Hence, I also maintain strong connections with other medical and mental health specialists, complementary practitioners, and professionals from the business sector.
• BACP registered psychotherapist & counsellor
• PGDIP in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling, School of Psychotherapy & - Counselling, RSPP, Regent’s University London
• MSC in Psychology - Westminster University London
• Certificate in CBT, The Grove.
• Certificate in Psycho-sexual Studies – TAVISTOCK Centre for Couple Relationships
• Certificate in Transactional Analysis – METANOIA Institute
• Certificate in Integrative Counselling, SPCP, Regent’s University London
• NHS CPD Training in Grief Counselling
• MBA, INSEAD.
My first session
In the initial assessment session we talk about what brings you here, your goals, your background, your hopes and concerns about therapy. It is a good opportunity for both of us to meet in person or on Zoom, establish a connection and decide if we want to work together. The initial session is free of charge.
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Existential, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Families, Older adults, 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