07825 222352 / 07825222352
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I am a friendly and experienced individual and group psychotherapist practicing in East, Central and North London and I offer a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space to explore troubled past and present experiences.
My aim is to establish a warm, collaborative, supportive, working relationship with you by helping you to explore what has brought you to therapy and how your earlier life experiences and relationships may have affected you in the present, preventing you to fully access your creativity and spontaneity, all your strengths in order to live a fulfilled and balanced life.
Due to the modality of my psychodrama psychotherapy training, I am very familiar with using person centred, short psychotherapy interventions, making use of psychodynamic (cognitive behavioural) methods, that have proved to be very effective/efficient, in short time interventions and crisis situations.
I also have extensive experience in using cognitive behavioural techniques within group settings (short or long term), with psychotherapeutic or (psycho)educational aims. Due to the various roles held during my working/professional history, I am accustomed with designing workshops on various topics (addiction and mental health, sexual abuse and relationships, stigma and mental health, etc) using psychodynamic methods.
I have worked in different mental health settings including a hospital, in-patient psychiatric ward, day centre, and therapeutic community. In these settings I had the opportunity to work with people with a variety of mental health diagnoses including anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder, personality disorders, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders, alcohol and drug abuse and dependence, and learning disabilities with varying degrees of functional and social impairments.
I enjoy working with people and am able to communicate with warmth and empathy with persons of all walks of life as a consequence of my caring nature as well as continued psychotherapy education, supervision, personal therapy and multicultural work experiences. I am enthusiastic about identifying and focusing on the person’s strengths and so engaging them in dialogue and learning process and motivating them to grow and change.
I believe that, within appropriate professional boundaries, humour, transparency, consistent approach and open communication are factors that are most responsible for the clients’ high motivation.
I have worked independently managing my own workload and prioritising effectively to meet service targets as well as part of the team organising and delegating caseloads to colleagues and staff members under my supervision. In times of crises and emergencies, I am able to make quick and sound decisions and preserve the client’s and personal safety.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP, BPA accredited group and individual psychodrama psychotherapist.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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The fee for group psychodrama psychotherapy is calculated according to income bands with the minimum fee being £25 per session and the maximum fee being £50 per session (these fees are an average cost per session based on 44 weeks of therapy divided over 12 months).
The fee for individual psychodrama psychotherapy is calculated according to income bands with the minimum fee being £35 per session and the maximum fee being £80 per session.
Please contact me as soon as possible to let me know if you would like to cancel an appointment. Cancellations with less than 48 but more than 24 hours’ notice are usually charged at half price.
Regrettably, cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice before the appointment or non-attended appointments without any prior notice are charged at the full price.
Unknown or hidden numbers will not be answered.
Psychodrama works because it gets people moving, talking, and involved in their treatment.
Psychodrama assists individuals to:
- re-examine their current life situations, their past, their social networks and cultural context
- generate new perspectives on particular events or situations
- develop fresh responses to entrenched relationship dynamics
- prepare for future situations in which they wish to function with a greater degree of flexibility, vitality and immediacy
- bring together action, insight and 'here and now' experience as they engage with life
- enlarge perceptions of themselves and others
Psychodrama assists groups to:
- examine themselves and constructively work through the dynamics of group life
- recognize patterns of interaction and interpersonal dynamics
- investigate both the formal and informal relationship
- networks and recognize their collective functioning and make informed decisions about changing group norms.
Here are 12 reasons psychodrama works.
1. Teaches Problem Solving
Acting out future or past situations with others can help you solve problems together. You will have the opportunity to help other people answer questions beyond your own.
2. Opens Perspective on Situations
We all see the world differently. When you experience a situation together, everyone is going to have a different story to tell. A fresh view might be the one thing you need to understand parts of your life.
3. Prepares for Future Settings
Acting out scenarios is a way to prepare you for future situations by providing the tools needed to successfully conquer it.
4. Makes it Easier to Discuss the Past
I often wonder how I could ever explain my past. There are so many layers to my story that words are not always enough. Psychodrama therapy goes beyond words. It allows you to share the past in an entirely different way, and that makes it so much easier.
5. Allows You to Re-examine the Past
The past can be painful, but we often have to return to it to move forward in life. Re-examining the past can be a healing experience that will open your eyes to a different view.
6. Creates Several Scenarios for Present Choices
In the early years of recovery, I often asked myself, “What now?” and “Where do I go from here?” You can take your questions to psychodrama therapy, and everyone can act out several scenarios. As you watch the situations played out in front of you, you can decide what to do next.
7. Boosts Self-Esteem
Recovering from an addiction means starting over. You struggle to put the pieces of your life back together, and self-esteem is often the first thing to go. Working with others, building relationships, and healing wounds are ways psychodrama therapy repairs damaged self-esteem.
8. Gets Patients Involved in Their Own Therapy
You literally get to work through your problems and struggles; you are in control of the story.
9. Creates a Safe Environment to Work through Problems
Psychodrama therapy is a safe place to express yourself through movement, words, and emotions. At first it will feel awkward, but as you watch others perform, you will begin to get comfortable with who you are and who the people are around you.
10. Connects People Together
Life experiences bond humans together, and performing situations is a way to create memories.
11. Helps Patients Understand Each other on a Deeper Level
When someone shares a story with you, you imagine it in your mind, but what if you could live it? As you act out the parts of someone else’s life, you get to see how it played out.
12. Is an Entertaining Way to Bring Experiences to Life
Psychodrama therapy is fun. It gets your body moving, your emotions flowing, and your brain working hard. You will cry, laugh, and feel angry, and at the end you will be happy you came. You will look forward to the days you get to act, develop friendships, and answer life questions in a creative way. Psychodrama therapy is a way to heal, feel, and grow as an individual.
Psychodrama can be a powerful experience. Because it is an active, “real-time” therapy, psychodrama can be an empowering alternative to traditional talk therapy.
Psychodrama can help people:
- Improve their relationships and communication skills
- Overcome grief and loss
- Restore confidence and well-being
- Enhance learning and life skills
- Express their feelings in a safe, supportive environment
- Experiment with new ways of thinking and behaving
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available within working hours Monday to Friday, for emergency appointments Saturday and Sunday.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|