07746 525 502
I am a relational counsellor based in West London, providing short and long term one to one counselling to adults. Being a relational counsellor means that I focus on building a trusting, safe and confidential space in which you feel able to explore what has brought you to therapy.
I draw on a variety of counselling theory so that together we can make sense of your current situation. I prefer not to use labels as a part of this process however it can at times be useful to recognise and name what you are experiencing. As a guide, some of the issues I have previously worked with are as follows -
- Pregnancy related issues (anxiety, difficulty in conceiving, miscarriage, still birth, birth trauma, post natal depression)
- Psychological adjustment to parenthood
- General Low Mood
- Stress / Feeling Overwhelmed
- Body image
- Poor health & serious illness (including chronic long term illness)
- Impact of domestic violence
- Work / life balance
- Relationship problems
- Effects of being an unpaid carer
My particular interest lies in attachment theory which considers the nature of our connections with others based on how our connections were established with our earliest care givers.
For counselling in and around Ealing I practice at -
12b St Marys Road
(within easy reach of Ealing, Acton, Chiswick, Brentford, Kew and Hammersmith)
As a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) I am committed to continuous professional development. This includes wide reading on current thinking within the field, attending workshops and training days.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified with a Diploma in Counselling in 2012, having studied at the University of The West of England for 3 years. The training was integrative in nature, meaning that it explored different theories of psychological distress and ways of working with it. As part of my training I completed a number of hours of clinical practice as well as undergoing my own personal therapy.
I have experience of working with children, adolescents and adults who have been facing a variety of issues. This work has been undertaken within an education setting, third sector organisations and within private practice. In working with people of all ages I have developed a sense of the impact that relationships, events, trauma and changes in life circumstances can have at different life stages. Please note that in private practice I work with adults only.
I use attachment theory to inform my work i.e. how our early experiences with primary caregivers set up a kind of template for our future relationships. The way we relate to others invariably comes up as part of the therapeutic process and can prove a useful guide to exploring different aspects of past and present situations.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also provide counselling to students currently undertaking their own counselling or psychotherapy training. This is a different type of counselling journey however the same basis of a trusting, safe and confidential relationship is required to explore the themes raised by your choice to train as a counsellor.
Initial consultations and weekly 50 minute appointments are charged at £60.
Some concessionary rates are available and can be discussed at initial consultation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client