- Phone number
- 07375 429568
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 work freelance undertaking client assessments for HoardingUK, a specialist charity supporting people with hoarding disorder, and am a member of the counselling team at Orchid, which offers help and support to men diagnosed with gender-specific cancers. I've also worked as a senior counsellor with adults at a bereavement charity, and with Mind, counselling young people aged 12 to 18.
I work with 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.
Face to face 60-minute sessions 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 11am, with the last appointment at 5pm, and on Wednesdays I also offer evening sessions at 6.30 and 8pm.
You may choose short or longer-term therapy, which we would informally review approximately every two months to ensure it is still meeting your needs. Alternatively, you can begin with no particular time scale in mind.
Very close to tube stations and numerous bus routes. Street parking (permit on request) and secure indoor bike storage.
WC, no waiting room. Steps from the street to the main door.
Each session costs £60.
My first session
I offer a free, no-obligation 20-minute conversation 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. I'll also send you a 'welcome pack' ahead of our first session, including Covid-safety precautions if we're meeting face to face.
We'll agree a day and a time for regular sessions that suit you and your life.
Please get in touch if you'd like to have an informal discussion about us working together, or to book a first session.
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