- Concessionary rates
I am available on weekdays between 9:30 am and 13:30
About me and my therapy practice
I am a fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in South West London, and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to ethical and professional conduct when working with clients and this is guided by the BACP framework.
My approach to therapy is Person-centred, Integrative which means that the way I work with people is influenced by a number of different types of therapy and theory. I choose to work in this way as I believe that we are all unique individuals with different ways of seeing the world, and different ways of thinking and processing our feelings.
My main influences in therapy practice are Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural and Existential perspectives of human development and emotions. I am also interested in Mindfulness/Mentalisation and how they can help people gain a greater sense over their emotions.
It is important to me to work collaboratively and flexibly using skills and techniques that fit you as an individual. I will also offer you a safe, private space to fully explore your thoughts and feelings. A fundamental part of the way I work is to fully accept people as they are, in a non-judgemental way, showing warmth, kindness and empathy.
Currently I work as an Honorary Counsellor within the NHS and the Charity Sectors with people facing difficult issues and events that impacted on their mental health and wellbeing. I have worked with people experiencing personal issues such as anxiety, depression, loss, relational issues, relationship struggles and stress.
I have also faced challenges in life and have had my own therapy to work through my thoughts and feelings. This personal experience means I understand what it’s like to seek therapy and sit with a new therapist, uncertain about where the process might take me.
• PGDip Counselling & Psychotherapy
• PGDip Personal Development & Creative Writing
• BA (Hons) Creative Writing
• NVQ Level 2 & Level 3 in Counselling Skills
Please email me to arrange an initial session where we can talk about the things you’d like to bring to therapy and we can decide if we’re a good fit.
My first session
I reserve fifty minute session for you alone, at a day and time that works for both of us. When we meet, the first things I will do is being open to your life experiences; I will do so by carefully listening to you and giving enough space to tell your story; being present with you in here-and-now; being congruent and empathetic in communicating back feelings and emotions; giving honest responses. My commitment to you, means that I am by your side at all times sharing your emotional struggle in overcoming life obstacles on your way. Your issue, becomes our issue in the therapy room; your burden, becomes our burden and we carry it together. My approach is person-centred integrative; at the heart of it lies therapeutic relationship – to tailor sessions according to your needs, I would use various techniques as necessary from other modalities such as CBT, Psychodynamic or Compassion Focused Therapy; providing you with the safe space to explore other possible responses/outcomes for the struggle/overcoming obstacle you currently experience. I am there to facilitate the session but you are the one who leads it as it’s your life and your emotional world. If you never had counselling before, I would suggest to start with the block of six sessions but then it is also up to you to decide how many sessions you feel is needed. I am here for you
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Adlerian, Brief therapy, CBT, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Groups, 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