- Phone number
- 07980 814645
About me and my therapy practiceUPDATE: All sessions are currently remote/online amid Covid-19
Accredited Registered Member MBACP (Accred.)
MA Gestalt Psychotherapy (Distinction)
BACP-Accredited Diploma in Counselling
Alongside therapy, I am a freelance journalist and routinely appear in the press and media on therapy and mental health related issues, including BBC Radio, Psychologies and The Independent. I am the founder, host and producer of the music and mental health podcast Sound Affects Podcast, which is featured in NME's 'Podcast for the People' Series and in Therapy Today.
My style is warm and empathic. Sessions can feel reflective, with lots of two-way dialogue between us; other times they can feel playful and creative. My aim is not to interpret you or define who you are, but to support you to define yourself. Where appropriate, I incorporates creative elements such as drawing, dream and chair work, working with objects, and movement. I don't give advice but I focus on getting to the crux of your underlying feelings and wants when you remove society's expectations from the picture.
Prior to this, I was a Samaritans helpline listener for 4 years, supporting people with suicidal feelings and also worked full time for Samaritans during their research campaign into male suicide. I have a lot of empathy in this area. I've also worked with Mind as a life coach, and as a specialist mental health mentor in university settings.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Groups
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited