- Phone number
- 020 8103 9085
- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
Do you find it hard to form good relationships, be they friends, sexual or romantic? Does love seem elusive or difficult to find? Do you feel a sense of being overlooked, or even discriminated against, because of parts of your identity, like sexuality, gender and ethnicity? Perhaps this gives you feelings like anxiety, frustration or anger, or perhaps a sense of numbness, an emptiness, a "something missing"; maybe even a sense of feeling different to everyone else.
Working together, we will aim to bring about a greater sense of inner peace and acceptance within yourself so that life can be more rewarding and meaningful and a gradual change towards feeling a greater sense of pride, acceptance and strength with yourself. It’s important that this is done in steps, so I will provide a gentle pace that feels containing, safe and free of judgement.
I can help you with areas around depression, anxiety, anger and how these are impacting on your life. Perhaps you want to explore your sexuality or gender, and relationships - be they family, friends, romantic, sexual and so on; coming out and how that might be concerning you and those around you; concerns around your use of alcohol and/or drugs.
I'm a qualified integrative therapeutic counsellor with 10 years experience of working within mental wellbeing, including working with organisations like Samaritans, Metro and THT.
I work with my clients both online, and outdoors.
Being outdoors allows us to connect better with the natural world, and we would walk and pause at your pace, and in your direction. The outdoor air, trees, flowers and animals are a valuable way to bring us away from the busy and hectic life many of us lead, and changes in the seasons and the weather may also reflect how we are feeling. I find that is can be a great way to simply slow down; you may also find it easier and less intense than having therapy in a room, being able to glance around at your surroundings. We'd agree on a public space (e.g. a park) that is both quiet and convenient.
Online counselling has the benefits of being able to have sessions from your own home - you won't need to travel anywhere, and so neither of us need even be in the same part of the country.
We can of course combine both types, for example if the weather is particularly bad one day.
My first session
Our first consultation session would be an opportunity for you to tell me some of the main challenges that you are facing at the moment, and also what you feel you would like to gain from counselling.
It'd also be a chance for you to see if I'd be some you'd like to work with.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Trauma
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling