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- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
As a relational integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship, built on mutual trust and respect, is key to bringing about a deeper understanding of the self and ultimately achieving lasting positive change. I understand that the prospect of therapy can seem daunting, so it is my aim to make it a positive, nurturing experience, by providing a compassionate, non-judgemental, empathic and confidential space, where it feels safe to talk about difficult issues and explore painful feelings.
My integrative approach has its foundations in person-centred therapy, which holds a core belief that every person, deep down, knows what is right for them – you are the only expert on your life. My role, with compassion and curiosity, is to help you explore your sense of self and the values you hold at your own pace. Together we will try to discover and understand any obstacles to that natural inner process, allowing you to reconnect with that intrinsic part of yourself and empowering you to have greater self-confidence and conviction in your life choices moving forward.
My practice is also enriched by psychodynamic thinking, particularly Attachment Theory, which gives me an understanding of how unconscious processes and patterns of relating and behaving that have their foundations in early life and childhood experiences can influence the way we approach life and interact with others, in both a personal and professional capacity.
Alongside my private practice, I work as a Bereavement Volunteer for the charity Cruse Bereavement Care. I also undertake assessment sessions for a low-cost counselling service in southwest London and have experience of working as part of a team of NHS counsellors based at GP surgeries in Wandsworth.
I have an up-to-date enhanced DBS and professional insurance.
I am a fully qualified relational integrative psychotherapist, with an MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Roehampton University.
I offer open-ended or short-term online (Zoom) or face-to-face psychotherapy for adults in southwest London.
For face-to-face sessions, my private counselling room is about 15 minutes walk from Queenstown Road and Clapham Junction mainline stations and 5–10 minutes walk to bus stops on Lavender Hill, Battersea Park Road and Queenstown Road. There is plenty of pay-by-phone parking Monday to Friday from 9.30 to 5.30.
My first session
Please contact me by email to arrange an informal conversation to see how I might be able to help you.
We can then book in an initial consultation so we can discuss in more depth the main issues you are facing, the areas on which you would like to focus, and your overall goals and expectations from the sessions. The assessment session typically lasts for an hour, during which I will ask some questions about your history, lifestyle and previous experience of counselling, if any. We can then decide whether we would like to work together.
What I can help with
Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short-term face-to-face work