I am a fully qualified therapeutic counsellor with 13 years experience in private practice. As an Integrative Therapist, I draw my work from the Transpersonal ( Psychosynthesis) Humanistic, Existential, Rogerian, Psychodynamic, CBT, Mindfulness, Psychoenergetic and Holistic approaches.
A great emphasis is placed on the building of the therapeutic relationship between the client and myself. In this manner, a safe haven is created for the client to explore themselves, learn how to self- reflect, have compassion for themselves and ultimately, learn how to make wiser and healthier decisions for themselves.
The aim of Integrative Psychosynthesis counselling is this to facilitate the transformation of the conflicts and obstacles that block the harmonious development and sense of well-being of the individual. Even more importantly, this Integrative approach is designed to help the indidividual reconnect to a sense of meaning and purpose in their lives, an essential to a sense of well-being.
Suffering and distress often arise as a result of living our lives according to outmoded patterns of thinking and behaving that no longer serve us and become thus obstacles yo growth and movement. Usually, at these times, one may for example feel stuck, depressed, angry, melancholic, experience relationship or professional difficulties, anxious....this list is by no means exhaustive.
I will seek to help you identify and transform such obstacles as a way of moving towards your deeper Self and highest potential. To assist this exploration, I will sometimes invite techniques - imagery, dreamwork, Gestalt role-play and meditation or drawing - which can harness the potential for healing and thus help restore meaning and purpose in your life. At other times, I will listen your story actively ( reflecting back to you, helping you look at the underlying psycho-dynamics) always with care, respect and compassion.
My approach is hence greatly influenced by the Integrative Psychosynthesis model which is designed to include all aspects of the individual combining psychological/physical/spiritual concerns in a creative approach to personal growth.
An initial session will be an opportunity to discuss what you would like to explore and hope to achieve as well as being an opportunity for us to meet and see if we could work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post-graduate diploma in Integrative Psychosynthesis Therapeutic Counselling (2006)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (2000)
Diploma in Imagework (2010) with Dr. Din a Glouberman
I have an established private counselling practice where I offer short-term and long-term contracts. Clients are typically seen once a week.
As a member of BACP, I adhere to its Ethical Framework for Good Practice. Furthermore, I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment.
I am fully insured and undergo regular supervision. I also attend trainings and workshops to expand and support my personal and professional growth.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Fear of Climate Change
Cultural and Adaptation Issues
Bi-sexuality to Homosexuality
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Jungian therapy
- Person-centred therapy
- Play therapy
- Psychoanalytic therapy
I charge £45 to £50 per 55 mins session according to income, location and time. Concessions are available for those with financial difficulties and counselling students.
I am based in Ealing (Boston Manor, piccadilly line) and also see clients in Fulham, Notting Hill and London Bridge.
I also offer telephone counselling.
I am fluent in English and French (mother tongue) and so can work in either language.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have available spaces monday to saturday. Do contact me for available slots as they do vary.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|