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About me and my therapy practice
I'm a qualified and BACP accredited counsellor/psychotherapist who has been practicing for almost 15 years, providing face-to-face and online therapy in a range of different contexts. My approach to my work is integrative and I draw carefully on experience gained from my work and training over the years to inform my approach with each client. A lot may depend on a client's presenting issue and what they want to gain from our work - whether it's addressing a specific current concern in a set of time-limited counselling sessions, or engaging in more exploratory long-term psychotherapy. Warmth, acceptance and integrity are central to how I work and, whilst I may draw upon psychodynamic, existential and cognitive-behavioural ideas and practices in my sessions, I'm most closely aligned to a person-centred way of working. This means I have a belief that you, as client, will ultimately lead us where you need to go in our work - although I'll check in with you regularly to see how you feel we're getting on. In terms of the issues I work with, I have a particular professional interest in bereavement and loss and have also specialised in working with staff from the humanitarian sector, focusing on the particular experiences of stress, burnout and trauma that individuals in high-risk contexts and remote settings can experience.
I offer face-to-face sessions in professional therapy rooms in Hackney, East London with daytime availability on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. I also offer online sessions (either audio/video or text based) at other times during the week. Please contact me via phone or e-mail to discuss your needs and preferences. I'm happy to have a brief preliminary chat to gauge if we may be suited to working together before arranging an initial session. If it seems I may not be the best therapist to meet your needs I am usually able to signpost and offer some alternative suggestions.
My first session
Once we've established we may wish to engage in therapy together, I'll set up an initial 50 minute session. I usually work in a slightly more directive way than usual in this first session. This is because it will be important for me to find out a little more about your presenting issues, your personal history and what you're seeking to get out of your therapy. I may ask quite a lot of questions and make some brief notes for my own future reference. However, I'll be seeking to hear your voice and to get a sense of what's important to you. Hopefully at the end of this first session we'll have a sense of whether we want to continue to work together - although there's never any obligation and you're welcome to take some time to think about this. If relevant, we can then set up a schedule for future sessions. I charge my regular fee for initial sessions.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited