92-94 Tooley Street
I am a warm, empathetic, qualified and experienced integrative therapist. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space for clients to explore issues, through building a supportive therapeutic relationship. I aim to help clients to come to a resolution of their problems, as well as to find ways to live a fuller life.
I have found the benefit of integrating different theoretical ideas is that I have different skills and ways of working with you. I am able to offer an approach that values your uniqueness and experience. You may be drawn to explore the past or to life dynamics in the present, or may need a more cognitive, experimental or creative perspective.
Why Counselling or Therapy?
People decide to come to counselling for different reasons. Some know that a particular trauma or situation is still impacting negatively on their life and want to find a way to deal with it. Others come to seek help for conditions like generalised anxiety, panic attacks and depression which are making life hard to cope with.
Equally, life stages or events can lead people to therapy. These include: relationship or family issues; moving in with or marrying a partner; pregnancy or childbirth; death of a loved one; children leaving home; loss of a job or relationship; affairs or betrayals; separation or divorce.
I believe that whilst counselling can be challenging at times when dealing with these issues, it can also be enlivening and uplifting.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include:
- Post Graduate Diploma in the Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts
- BA (hons) in Counselling
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling
- Children Matter: Working with Children and Young People
I am training as an Integrative Psychotherapist. This encompasses several perspectives: Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Jungian, Transactional Analysis, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology and Arts therapies.
The Continuing Professional Development I have focussed on recently has been on working with trauma, shame, Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Accelerated Trauma Therapy for PTSD.
Currently I work as a therapist and trainer in private practice and in a charity offering a range of therapeutic services to carers, looked after children and young people.
I have worked in the NHS offering Cognitive Analytic Therapy, and time limited therapy in a university counselling service. I also have experience in the private, education and voluntary/charity sectors.
I have written articles and contributions for Depression Alliance and Psychologies Magazines.
I am a Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists) and a Member of the Counselling Children and Young People (CCYP) Division. I work within the BACP's ethical guidelines.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
If you would like to discuss this further,or find out more about the way I work, please call me on 07714309574.
Maps & Directions
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Types of client