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Hello, I am a professionally qualified, UKCP registered psychotherapist with a private practice in Blackheath, London and online via skype. I offer therapy to individuals who are facing a wide range of personal problems and life issues.
My role as therapist is to provide a safe space for you to express your thoughts and feelings and explore the aspects of your life that you feel are important. Developing a trusting, understanding relationship with a therapist is fundamentally important to the success of therapy, as research has consistently shown, so I aim to provide a space in which that relationship can form. I will not judge you, direct you, or set goals for the therapy. My role is to facilitate a process whereby you can find your own meanings, truths and solutions.
I draw on a number of therapeutic approaches and am most extensively trained in the existential approach. This approach emphasises the human condition as a whole and aims to use psychotherapy to examine and work with our capabilities and unexplored possibilities while acknowledging our human limitations. This approach sees the creation of meaning as a fundamentally important aspect of human life. Part of the role of psychotherapy therefore is to clarify and develop personal meaning.
I also incorporate mindfulness in my approach to therapy. Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of our present moment experience and can enable us to experience life more fully. It can significantly change the way we relate to difficult feelings and experiences and enable us to appreciate more fully the good things in our lives. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and help with depression and anxiety. While working with you I will use my personal practice of mindfulness to enable me to be fully present during our meetings while at the same time inviting you to develop greater awareness of your own moment to moment experience. This may involve experimenting with mindfulness practices within the session and at home if this is something you would like to do.
If you feel you would like to begin a period of therapy, we can meet for an initial session to discuss your needs. It is very important that you feel comfortable with your therapist and this first session will give us both the opportunity to consider whether we wish to work together. If we decide to work together we would agree a number of subsequent meetings. You are not obliged to attend all of the sessions arranged and you may cancel this agreement at any time.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Philosophy
- MA Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Diploma Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Certificate Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy
- The Therapeutics of Mindfulness based Stress Reduction: 6 week course
- Brief Therapy Certificate: 4 day intensive course
- Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR): 3 day course – method of effectively reducing traumatic stress.
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: 4 day course and 10 week module during MA.
- Positive Parenting Programme: Trained and accredited to support parents in groups and individually with parenting difficulties.
I have completed a Masters Degree in Existential Psychotherapy from The New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in Waterloo, London. I also undertake a minimum of 30 hours Continuing Professional Development per year.
Since 2008 I have worked with clients with mild through to severe mental health problems both in private practice and in public sector services. I have worked most extensively with dual diagnosis (clients with substance misuse and mental health problems).
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
£60 – per 50 minute session (face to face)
Discount offered for psychotherapy students.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytime and evening appointments available for face to face sessions. Skype sessions available, daytime, evening and weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|