28 Highbury Grove
I provide short and long term counselling from quiet, comfortable rooms in Highbury, North London. The rooms are a short distance from Highbury & Islington station and local bus routes stop outside.
As an integrative, relational psychotherapist, I combine different counselling and psychotherapy approaches to ensure that I can work in the most effective way, helping you in the way that suits you best. Since individuals think, feel and behave in different ways, it feels important to work with clients in individual ways too.
This may mean that we explore your patterns of behaviour and how you relate to others, this could mean looking at your childhood, the ways you learnt to behave. Doing this can help us to understand why you may do something in a certain way and how we can work on doing it in a different way.
It may also mean that we help you to identify practical approaches which can help you in making changes in your everyday life. Adapting how you think about something perhaps, so you no longer see it in a negative light, or it may be learning new ways to respond or react to others or giving you new skills to help you deal with events.
We will do all this together, working at a pace that feels right for you. In a non-judgemental space in which I hope you will feel comfortable and able to talk about anything which is important to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MA Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling and several years’ experience working with a range of clients in private practice. Prior to this I counselled staff and students at a Further Education College in Essex and worked for a number of charities providing short and medium-term counselling.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and my work adheres to their strict professional standards.
As a member of the BACP I ensure I am kept up to date with new areas of research and training within the field. I am committed to my own professional development and continue to study and take additional courses which interest me as part of my CPD (Continuing Professional Development).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Fees for the first session are £30. After that, if you decide to continue, my fees are £60 per weekly session of 50 minutes. I offer a small number of reduced fee places to those on low or no income, please contact me if you feel this might apply to you.
The first meeting will provide an opportunity for you to get a feel for what it would be like working with me and whether counselling is right for you. During this session we will also talk about how the sessions will work and you will have the opportunity to ask questions about what counselling is about, what your expectations may be, and any anxieties you have. We will also be able to discuss practicalities such as times to meet, holidays and missed sessions.
Please see my website for further information about beginning therapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
weekday daytime and evening
Types of client