I currently have limited availability on a Monday and Tuesday.
About me and my therapy practice
I offer a welcoming, safe, non-judgemental space to work through whatever you’re dealing with right now - long-term or shorter-term.
You may want to address a specific problem or concern or, alternatively, explore deeper issues and patterns, gaining a greater understanding of yourself and your relationships in the process.
I work with adults age 18 and over. I'm currently working online, but will offer face-to-face sessions again as soon as possible.
How I can help
My aim is to help you work through whatever’s worrying or upsetting you, infuriating you, confusing you, or blocking you in some way. This may be linked to all sorts of things, including your relationships, family or work, your sense of self and self-esteem, feelings of anxiety, sadness, depression or anger, or perhaps your stage of life, sense of meaning and purpose, and decisions about what's next. You may not even be sure exactly what’s wrong – you just know something's not working and you want things to change.
What to expect
Talking things through with someone who’s trained to support you can be healing in itself, and weekly therapy provides a dedicated space for you to pause, reflect and regroup. Where useful, exploring your past experiences, upbringing and unconscious patterns and behaviour can also help make sense of what's happening right here, right now. It can shed light and suggest new ways forward. This can include developing new ways of relating to yourself and others, and discovering tools to support you in the long term and to enable growth.
Looking to the future, not just the past
Therapy can also involve working out what you really want from life, and how to move towards this, fulfilling your deeper purpose and potential. I work from the perspective that everyone has this capacity for growth, whatever your current circumstances and however difficult or stuck things might feel right now.
I'm a BACP-registered therapist, with a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling from the Psychosynthesis Trust.
About integrative and psychosynthesis counselling
My main approach is integrative and psychosynthesis based. Psychosynthesis takes an all-encompassing view of who we are: this means working with your mind, body, feelings and soul, as well as intuition and will.
Being integrative, it draws on different therapy approaches and techniques, so we can find out what works best for you.
Ways of working
Much of the time, we'll simply be talking. We'll also bring mindful awareness to what's happening in your body and emotions. I may sometimes suggest things like inner dialogue, drawing or working with images and visualisations – if this feels helpful to you. However, the way we work together will always be tailored to your individual needs and preferences, and at a pace that suits you.
I hold the following qualifications:
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling – Psychosynthesis Trust (awarded by Middlesex University, accredited by BACP and UKCP)
- Certificate in Psychosynthesis Foundations – Psychosynthesis Trust
- Foundations of Counselling and Psychotherapy – CCPE (Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy Education)
- MBCT (mindfulness-based cognitive therapy) foundational certificate – Oxford Mindfulness Centre
- Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) - teaching certificate
Other areas of interest
As well as the above, I have an interest in working with creativity and creative block, musicians and performance, self-expression, highly sensitive people (HSP), mid-life crisis and the 'inner child' or younger self.
I’m committed to ensuring that your information is secure. I have procedures in place to safeguard and secure any information I collect.
My first session
Our initial session is a chance to explore what brings you to counselling and for you to ask any questions you might have about the therapy process. It will help me understand more about you and will allow us to get a feel for how we might work together. There’s no obligation to continue after this session.
If we decide to work together, we'll commit to eight sessions initially. You'll have your own regular time, which will be the same each week. After that, we'll review how our work together is going and whether and how you’d like to continue.
The initial session is at a reduced fee of £50.
After that, sessions are at my standard fee of £60.
Sessions are once a week, for 50 minutes.
Arranging a phone call before booking initial session
If you'd prefer to have a 10 minute chat by phone before booking an initial session, I'm happy to arrange this. (Please indicate this when you complete the contact form.)
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, Relational, Systemic, Transpersonal
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, Time-limited