- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Clapham, London. I specialise in Integrative Psychotherapy which means I do not stick to one type of therapy but integrate different therapeutic modalities to suit your needs. I am a strong believer in the uniqueness of each client I see and the right for each person to feel in control of their therapy.
I am experienced and interested in working with depression, anxiety, stress, burnout, panic attacks, low self-esteem, difficult life events, grief, loss and trauma.
I specialise in working with clients with anxiety, trauma, abusive relationships or childhoods, or attachment/relationship difficulties. I believe in gently working towards building each client's sense of empowerment, control and choice in their lives.
I am trained in and draw upon Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. However, the most important thing to me is to build a safe therapeutic relationship where clients can feel heard, supported and empowered.
I also specialise in Mindfulness techniques - I am a qualified yoga teacher and can integrate this into therapy. I am also a mental health researcher with publications focusing on trauma and domestic abuse.
I trained in Australia and have completed a Master of Counselling and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychology. I have won multiple counselling awards including the PACFA Outstanding Graduate Award 2017 and BACP New Researcher Award 2020.
I have experience working with adults, young adults and teenagers and have worked in Employee Assistance Programs, Schools, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (NHS), and Primary Care NHS services. I currently work in a Cancer Hospital in Staff Psychology and run my private practice outside my work with the NHS.
I offer flexible appointments for either brief or long-term therapy. I offer phone/video sessions for £70 and face-to-face sessions for £85. My practice is based in beautifully decorated therapy rooms close to Clapham Junction station.
Please do feel free to get in touch via the enquiry form and I'll send you an email to discuss the potential session times that suit you or answer any questions.
I also very much like to offer a free 15-minute phone call so you can ask questions about how I work and we can discuss whether we might want to book a first session together.
My first session
During first appointments, I would complete an assessment with you to fully understand the difficulties you are experiencing so that we can collaboratively decide what you would like to achieve from therapy and the way we will tackle this together (how many sessions, approach etc). If we then decided the fit was right, we could agree to ongoing sessions either short term or long term and at weekly or fortnightly frequency.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Emotion focused therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
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