- Phone number
- 07855 107696
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
An unbearable heartache or anxiety, a vague sense of unease or anger, a confusing crossroads in your life? Experienced working with all these challenges, I will be alongside you and deeply interested in you, as we look at your feelings and thoughts.
Also, events in the external world - war, pandemic, political upheaval - are impacting many people's state of mind at the moment, and you are welcome to bring these up in therapy too.
I see therapy as a warm, welcoming place where you will be able to say whatever you want to, in confidence and without judgement. Nothing that matters to you is either too big or too small, and I will support you as we explore your experience, make connections between different parts of your life and see how you want to move forward. I will aim to help you to uncover strengths, build inner resources, and feel more fulfilled, alive and connected with others.
I am an integrative therapist, which means I offer a range of modern therapeutic approaches, depending on your needs. My qualification is a four-year BACP-accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Minster Centre in London. I am BACP-registered and work according to the BACP Ethical Framework. As well as running my own practice, I am a counsellor at Mind.
Much of the time, therapy sessions will be like a conversation between us, Sometimes we might pause to focus on how we are feeling in the moment, or to think about how to structure a different approach to whatever we are looking at. Sometimes we might use photos, music or objects to help express something, or we might think about dreams or physical sensations.
We will include the past in our exploration of the present, as sometimes ways of thinking, feeling or behaving that were helpful to us in the past have become current difficulties.
In a session, I will be guided by what feels most emotionally important to you that week, and I will always be guided by the nuances of the emerging relationship between us.
My first session
Whether or not you’ve had therapy before, a first session with a new therapist can feel like a big step. I offer a first session as a consultation: you will be able to tell me some of what has led you here, get a feeling for what therapy with me will be like, and ask me any questions you may have. If we continue, we might want to have just a few sessions, or work on an open-ended basis, allowing us to go deeper.
What I can help with
Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling