I am a qualified counsellor registered by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work in Sheen, Kingston and Wimbledon.
I offer short and long term counselling to individuals of all ages and backgrounds and have experience with a range of concerns that include:
- Anxiety and stress
- Bereavement and loss
- Childhood trauma
- Low self-esteem
- Personal crisis and feelings of hopelessness
The way I work
My core training is in Psychosynthesis counselling, an integrative model that aims to facilitate more ease with all aspects of ourselves: mind, body, feelings and spirit. This approach upholds a view of the human psyche that includes a client’s potential and inner resources as well as their struggles.
Essential to my work therefore, is the view that through every challenge and crisis something new is trying to emerge.
Embracing the notion that difficulties can be seen as opportunities to re-evaluate our lives and find new purpose and direction can be very empowering – even in the midst of suffering. We learn to let go of destructive habits and patterns, develop more self-compassion and make healthier choices.
Along with active dialogue, I sometimes introduce simple tools and techniques such as guided imagery, journaling, meditation and drawing. I also make use of some CBT and Gestalt therapy techniques.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons Drama and Theatre Arts (Kent university)
Graduate Certificate in Psychosynthesis Foundations, Psychosynthesis Trust
PG Dip Psychosynthesis Counselling from Psychosynthesis Trust, (accredited by Middlesex University).
Before training to be a counsellor, I worked for many years in Theatre in Education and in the creative industries.
As well as my private practice, I am a volunteer counsellor at Kingston Women’s Centre and Wimbledon Guild.
I also assist regularly on counselling training courses at the Psychosynthesis Trust (Tooley Street, London Bridge)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
Our first session is £30 and will last for 50 minutes. It is an opportunity for you to experience working with me, and for me to understand more about what is troubling you.
Thereafter, should you decide to continue, sessions would be at an agreed fee of between £40- £60.
I also offer some concessions for students and those on lower incomes.
For further information and to arrange a session, please email me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Wednesdays-Fridays Daytimes and some evenings
Types of client