- Wheelchair accessible office
I work on Thursdays but am flexible on time between 8am and 6pm.
About me and my therapy practice
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. I have a strong grounding in the Person Centred approach, which informs the way I work with the client at the centre of everything. My therapeutic practice also integrates thinking and techniques from CBT, Psychodynamic theory, Somatic Experiencing, Polyvagal theory, Focus Oriented theory and I use breathing techniques where necessary for additional support. For me, building a strong therapeutic relationship is central to working with people and the provision of an accepting, empathetic, safe environment to explore thoughts, feelings and experiences is my goal to aid the connection between myself and my clients.
My background includes working with parent/carers, young people, people with additional needs who are seeking a greater understanding of those needs, as well as the systems that may need to be navigated to get help and support. I have also worked with young people who have gone through the criminal justice system, albeit not in a therapeutic role but in a supportive restorative practice approach to rehabilitation. I was born in London and enjoy the experience being from London has contributed to my outlook on life, accepting and celebrating the vastness of the world and diversity of people it takes to build it.
I work face to face and also online, using Zoom as the platform for meeting. I work with individuals.
I aim to build confidence in my clients to resolve their own issues through understanding and accepting themselves. This is aided by techniques and tools that I have accumulated through my education and continuing CPD.
I have experience of working with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self-esteem, gender dysphoria, generational trauma, ASD, ADHD and DLD.
My first session
Prior to our first session, a 20 minute phone call is offered to assess the appropriateness of moving forward with each other in a therapeutic relationship. A brief outline of the current situation/s will be required but not discussed in depth. The next step is to agree to continue with face to face or online therapy sessions.
The first session then becomes the beginning of building that therapeutic relationship. This may (but not always) also include an assessment of the difficulties being experienced to ensure we can capture as much of those experiences as possible. A brief personal history will be taken in the first session.
What I can help with
ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Neurodiversity, Post-traumatic stress, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainees, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work