I'm holding sessions online or by phone during the Covid-19 pandemic. I work with adults age 18 and over.
I don't have any immediate availability. However, I can take your details if you'd like me to let you know when spaces become available again (though I'm afraid can't say how soon this will be).
About me and my therapy practice
I offer a welcoming, safe, non-judgemental space to work through whatever you’re dealing with right now - short or long-term.
You might want to address a specific problem or concern. Or you might want to explore deeper issues and patterns, gaining a greater understanding of yourself and your relationships in the process.
How I can help
My aim is to help you work through whatever’s worrying or upsetting you, causing you distress, 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 dark, 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, performance anxiety, self-expression, HSP (highly sensitive people), mid-life crisis, the 'shadow' and the 'inner child'.
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 for you to find out what it would be like to work together, and for me to understand more about you and what you’re looking for from counselling. There’s no obligation to continue after this session.
The initial session is at a reduced fee of £50.
If you'd prefer to have a 10 minute chat by phone first, I'm happy to arrange this. (Please indicate this when you complete the contact form.)
If we decide to work together, I’ll ask you to commit to another six sessions. After that, we can review whether and how you’d like to continue.
Sessions are once a week, for 50 minutes. My standard fee is £60.
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
Brief therapy, Creative 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