- Phone number
- 07375 429568
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
I currently have availability on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
About me and my therapy practice
I specialise in relationships, loss and bereavement, my particular areas of professional experience and competence.
Difficulties in our personal lives can cause such distress that it can be very hard to cope, let alone think clearly. There is no ‘normal’ way to react, and no timescale, despite what society may want or expect. All sorts of feelings – grief, confusion, shame, fear, anger, even relief – can overwhelm us.
Talking can help. But often those closest to us are dealing with their own problems, or we may be afraid of burdening, embarrassing or even boring them.
Warmth, empathy, acceptance and no judgement are the principal qualities I embody in my work. I will listen and support you as we discuss together what is causing you distress and explore how you can find change, peace or meaning in your life.
I practise integratively, which means I'm trained and proficient in several different modalities (ways of working) which can be tailored to suit your needs and wishes.
In addition to my private practice, I’m a senior counsellor at a bereavement charity, work freelance for an organisation supporting people with hoarding disorder, and for Mind, counselling children and young people. I've also recently joined the counselling team at Orchid, a charity which supports men diagnosed with gender-specific cancers.
I work with a variety of people from early teenage to individuals in their eighties and nineties, and of different races, backgrounds, faiths, genders and sexualities. I acknowledge difference and respect our unique life experiences and viewpoints.
The welfare of my clients is my priority, and as an Accredited member of the NCS and a registered member of the BACP, I am bound by their Codes of Ethics. For your protection and reassurance, I’m fully insured and have an Enhanced DBS check.
I offer 60-minute sessions face to face in an airy and welcoming room in Dalston, Hackney E8, or by Zoom or telephone.
Sessions may be booked on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am, with the last appointment at 6.30pm.
You may choose short or longer-term therapy, which we would informally review approximately every three months to ensure it is still meeting your needs.
Very close to tube stations and numerous bus routes. Street parking (for a small charge) and secure indoor bike storage.
WC, no waiting room. Steps from street main door.
My standard rate is £60 for 60 minutes, but I also offer a small number of daytime sessions at a discounted rate of £45 to clients on low household incomes.
My first session
I offer a free, no-obligation 30-minute session by telephone or on Zoom, in which we can informally discuss your circumstances, your needs and aims for therapy and how we might work together. It's an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about counselling in general or my service in particular.
The quality of the relationship between client and counsellor is by far the most important factor influencing how effective therapy is, so this first step can be a big help to you in finding a counsellor with whom you feel safe and comfortable, and in whom you have confidence.
If you then decide you would like to begin therapy with me, I'll send you a copy of my contract and confidentiality agreement, and ask for some factual information about you.
We'll agree a day and a time for regular sessions that suit you and your life.
At the start of our first session, we'll go through a 'welcome pack' which explains informally and clearly what to expect from the counselling process.
What I can help with
AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited