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Will be away 13-19 April 2020
About me and my therapy practice
I like to think psychotherapy offers a way to create a space for yourself. A transitional space for you to explore thoughts, feelings and experiences with an attentive professional who is trying to understand and appreciate how your mind works.
The aim is that this exploration will support you in making clearer decisions, encouraging confidence and feeling more satisfied in your relationships. My training has at its base an intention to try and understand relationships, including the relationship being established within the boundaries of the consulting room. As relationships take time to build so does the relationship in the consulting space.
I work in a warm, friendly and non-directive way. By non-directive, this means I will not set the topic for us to discuss session-to-session. Rather, I will listen carefully to what you bring and try to build with you an open and honest dialogue. If appropriate we can speak about your past experiences and how they may be impacting the present. And importantly, how to move forward. I have a particular interest in life transitions - how to navigate through change in a way that feels right to you.
I have an established private practice in central Harrow as well as having worked in different professional settings. I have years of experience working across private and charity sectors and within the NHS. My experience has included but is not exclusive to working with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, academic struggles, loss, low self-esteem. But perhaps you just feel you would like something to be different but may be unsure what might need to change in order for that different thing to happen. You may be trying to build a picture of what the future could look like. I would be happy to have a chat on the telephone to find out more about you and if I could be of help.
In line with current government and NHS Public Health guidance, I am only offering telephone or online counselling sessions.
The bigger chunk of my private practice is dedicated to long-term work, generally categorised as 1-year+. This type of commitment allows for change that might feel slower but ultimately more sustainable.
If, however, this is your first experience of psychotherapy, perhaps you would like more of an appetizer. I am open to considering a piece of contracted work, often arranged as a 12-session block.
You may like to arrange a standing appointment that repeats on a weekly basis. This can offer a gentle and familiar rhythm to your week. Fortnightly appointments can achieve this as well.
My first session
We can arrange an initial consultation to chat about what motivates you to begin therapy at this time. As well as any other support you are currently receiving and/or past experiences with therapeutic intervention.
If you choose to reach out to me, there will be a period of assessment. During this time I will seek to build a landscape of the issues you are bringing and how they are affecting your life.
I will aim to check-in with you about how you are finding the process. We will think together to better understand links between the past and the present. We may take notice of automatic reactions to certain situations or individuals. And we can consider if it would be worth experimenting with alternative approaches.
To my mind, the process works through collaborative dialogue and time. As with any relationship in life, building trust, openness, navigating through misunderstanding - these all take a bit of commitment and some time.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexuality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Creative therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited