I am an experienced counsellor amd I have worked over 12 years in a variety of organisations (including the NHS) and private practice. I have a specialised interest in trauma, addictions and complicated bereavement, alongside my work in mental health.
I trained as an Integrative Therapist with an Existential/Person centred base.
This means that I regard our sessions together as finding the best way to approach the issues and how to proceed is a negotiation between us.
I see my role as facilitating this process and exploring what happens as we progress in a therapeutic relationship.
I am available for long term counselling as needed, though I also offer Brief counselling interventions based on a 12 session contract.
At the beginning I offer an initial consultation to clarify how best to proceed or you may be looking for more regular sessions. During this we can begin to look at those things that matter to you. The initial consultation is when we'll have the opportunity to meet and to explore what brings you to psychotherapy. The purpose of the session/s is to assess your needs, find out whether psychotherapy might be helpful to you
I have also a long association with the Charity Survivors Poetry (a national mental health charity) and have worked with and alongside members who count themselves as survivors of mental health for over 10 years.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Therapeutic Counselling (University of Greenwich) 2006
Introduction to Psychotherapy Philadelphia Association 2001
NHS Ferryview Health Centre SE18 (Practice Counsellor) 12 Years
Phoenix Futures alcohol drug and addiction service 5 Years
Bromley Community Addiction services 5years
I have been a Trustee of the National mental health
charity 'Survivors Poetry since 2004
Zoology ( Behavioural Sceinces) BSc Nottingham University 1986
History and Philosophy of Medicine and Science MSc UCL/ Wellcome Foundation 1988
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
My nominal rate is £45 pe 50 minute session
However I do try to set a fair rate dependent on your income.
I also offer discount rates for Students and public service workers
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available Monday to Friday for daytime and early evening sessions up to 7pm
Types of client