City Of London
Warm welcome to my practice!
Life is an amazing gift but there are times when our existence is rather painful, uncomfortable or sad… It is at these times when we need an escape route, a journey to within… or just a break, some time away from our day to day concerns and pressures… we need a place of safety!
For most of us the first contact with counselling or psychotherapy is starting this way. In times of suffering we search for support and we look beyond the support of lay people which is valuable but sometimes might not be enough.
In the space of therapy we can create together that place of safety where you can explore yourself, others and the world, in your own time, in your rhythm, as you feel comfortable.
You may question: do we really need therapy? Can therapy do any good? Can therapy hurt?
It is only human to have doubts but the reality is that therapy is a safe and confidential space which can bring many forms of immediate benefits from reducing anxiety and relieving depression to regaining hope and reassurance, and can lead to positive coping perspectives.
In this space we can craft together therapeutic strategies that show respect for your past life and cultural background and consider your unique and special nature.
I have no agenda for you and I will accompany you throughout this wonderful journey of self-discovery and guide you to set and achieve your own goals, become the real you and live the worthwhile, meaningful and purposeful existence you dream of.
During this process you might reshape your mental map with skills and perspectives that will help you respond better to forthcoming challenges in your life.
About my background...
I’ve started my career with a degree in Psychology that offered me a foundation on the theories of human development.
My work as a clinical psychologist in an end of life clinic was a unique experience which raised many inquiries around human existence and our purpose in life. At about that time I started to become interested in spirituality and religions and I explored various practices such as hypnosis, meditation and mysticism, which led in an organic way to greater understanding of the healing traditions around the world.
Later on, working with severe mental disturbance was a challenging experience which helped me expand my knowledge in psychopathology but also made me reflect on the efficacy of pharmacological treatment and prompted me to search for alternative therapies.
In my search I gradually distanced myself from the medical model and I started to look at health in a holistic way, considering physical health, spiritual harmony and psychological comfort. Steadily that helped me develop interest in wellbeing and wellness and led naturally to psychotherapy.
I qualified as a cognitive behaviour therapist, and then I undertook a course in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy. Years later I embarked on a course in Integrative Psychotherapy accredited by UKCP and then I undertook studies in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling accredited by BACP. I am dedicated to a continuous personal and professional development and I follow the code of ethics of all the professional boards I am registered with.
Throughout the last 10 years living and working in London with a large variety of people I developed particular interest in difference & diversity. I find the amazing vibe of a multi-cultural environment stimulating and I feel passionate about being with people and privileged to be able to go along with them in their journey of growth and enlightenment.
About my work
I can develop face to face short intensive programmes tailored to your needs
I can offer online sessions using various video and/or audio platforms such as VSee & Skype
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc in CBT
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
- Graduate Diploma in Psychology
- PgDip in Therapeutic Counselling
- PgDip in Hypno-Psychotherapy
- PgCert in Hypno-Psychotherapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- 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
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Family/systemic therapy
- Interpersonal therapy
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytic therapy
£100 per one hour online session
Cost of intensive programmes - TBD
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
10 am to 8 pm
Types of client