I help my clients make changes they need to live the lives they want.
I am passionate about building resilience and self-confidence in my clients , so they can overcome life challenges when they happen.
RELATIONSHIPS NOT WORKING?
How often we are stuck in a relationship unable to find a way forward – it feels like no matter where we start, we always end up with the same “CD” playing the same argument….
Our lives are defined by quality of the relationships with significant people – partners, siblings, colleagues. They can enhance it so much but they can also cause stress, grief, sense of hopelessness.
I help couples who feel they lost connection and understanding in redesigning their relationship into a new, well working model, even if they think their relationship is beyond repair.I do it by showing how to change communication patterns, getting rid of the “baggage” from the past and finding shared values and passions that will take them through for following years.
- I help couples struggling with intimacy to find their own way of expressing their love and sexuality with effective strategies and exercises, even if they think they can’t possibly even talk to each other about it.
- I help ex-spouses conflicted by legal battle over child maintenance and custody to find a way to amicably communicate over childcare and financial matters with effective conflict resolution exercises and reframing their relationship, even if they think the bridges have been burned.
I help families fractured by battles over inheritance rebuild relationships with their siblings and in-laws with effective conflict resolution strategies, even if they feel there is no way to start talking again
LIFE ISSUES WE DIDN’T EXPECT
Remember how you said “this will never happen to me” - hoping that THIS relates to other people and that you will be spared?
Life confronts us at times with situations where there is no option of not taking part, but taking part is at best confusing, at worst scary and upsetting.
- I help people recovering from long term illness find the new meaning of life and helping them integrate their experience by simple mindfulness based exercises and meditation techniques, even if they think there is nothing good left for them to look forward to.
I help parents of transgender children to understand and accept the transition process by offering practical information, space to talk about their worries and finding helpful ways to communicate with their child, even if they think they can never get over “losing” their son/daughter.
I help family members who are struggling with addiction of their loved one to learn what helps, and how to maintain their sanity with practical advice and mindfulness based self-care techniques, even if they think they have already tried everything in vain.
ARE YOU NOT HAPPY WITH WORK?
You know how people often say “my life is okay apart from work”?
Work takes about 80% of our time in adult life. SO - if such a large part of your life causes stress, anxiety feeling inadequate, the other part will not stay okay for long. Sooner or later the effects will start spilling on the remaining part of life – your spare time, family life, even time you are not awake.
I help professionals who are dissatisfied or unhappy with their current job reconnect with their passions and what they do best, even if it means finding a new career.I will do it by examining various dimensions of professional life – from alignment of personal values with job’s goals, to work relationships and staying “fit for work”.
I help young professional women who are struggling with decisions about their family life to find balance and fulfilment in their relationships and jobs with effective focusing techniques, even if they feel they have to choose between career and family.
I am an experienced, BACP accredited counsellor providing a range of services in Streatham, South West London and nationally via Skype.
How I work:
I use Person Centred approach, and CBT based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy - as well as my own life experience as a professional, partner, parent, and colleague.
I can help you improve any important relationship in your life.It can be your child or sibling, life partner or business partner, colleague or friend.
You can come together or just yourself.
Mindfulness practice helps with stress reduction as well as with managing chronic pain, depression, addiction, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) and some other mental health conditions.
In the process of mindfulness training I will introduce you to simple exercises and routines that will help you to transform your life:
- Exercises you can introduce to your daily routine
- Gentle physical exercises to increase awareness of your body
- Meditation exercises
I can help you with specific problems like:
- Relationship difficulties or breakdown
- Eating disorders
I will also work with certain emotional conditions:
- Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Low mood
- Low self-esteem
- Feeling not-accepted
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained as an integrative counsellor at the University of East London and qualified in 2003.
I subscribe to BACP code of Ethical Practice regarding client confidentiality and data protection.
I am a qualified Mindfulness Trainer.
My approach is integrative, meaning it includes several theoretical approaches which in my view suit best my values and my views on human nature and development.
As I have personal experience of living with addictions, divorce, changing countries and professions – not belonging - I approach people from a position of somebody who is also still struggling with life and has compassion to client’s struggles, rather than an expert with a ready made solution.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
60£ for a 50 minutes session
concessions for students and low income clients discussed individually.
Joint Relationship Reconciliation sessions
110£ for a 90 minutes session.
concessions after third joint session
Please contact me to discuss the time availability.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client