121-125 Mitcham Lane
114 Moyser Road
Embarking on counselling or psychotherapy can feel like a difficult step to take, but it is a brave and positive one. It can offer you the opportunity to listen to your inner voice, to gain greater understanding and awareness of your needs and challenges and to find the resources to make changes, if necessary. It can help you to harness a greater degree of personal strength and improve your sense of emotional wellbeing.
Being truly listened to by someone who is really paying attention to what you say can, in itself, be a healing process. It can be difficult to find a safe place to talk about painful issues without fear of judgement and shame and free from blame or criticism, without demands being placed on you.
I can offer you a safe space in which to explore your concerns and process your particular experiences and life challenges, supporting you, over time, to find your own way through your difficulties, at your own pace.
I will meet you, where you are at, and accompany you on your journey as you explore your experiences and and find new directions that feel right for you to move forwards from past difficulties or current struggles.
I take the view that you are the expert on your own thoughts, feelings, needs and experiences but as I offer observations on what you tell me, this may help you to hear yourself better and to clarify and make sense of the issues on your mind.
As an Integrative psychotherapist, I have received training in various theoretical models, which I would draw on to suit the types of issues that you bring and as appropriate to what you hope to gain from therapy.
The main theoretical models I draw on are psychoanalytic theory; Attachment-based models, and Existential/Humanistic psychotherapy as informed by Existential philosophy. I take a person-centred approach to sessions.
I can offer short-term counselling for clients who wish to focus on a specific problem for a brief period (usually 6-18 weekly sessions).
However, longer term, open-ended sessions are recommended if difficulties are more complex and longstanding, and for more comprehensive exploration.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology at Regents University in London, where I completed a Masters degree in Psychotherapy & Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy.
I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and am bound by their professional code of ethics.
In addition to my private psychotherapy practice I have over 14 years’ experience working in the field of social care, with a varied client group including those with physical and learning difficulties. For 10 years I have worked supportively with people with mental health problems in the public and private sector. My psychotherapy experience also includes work with students in higher education within a university counselling service, and for MIND with a diverse and varied client group.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- 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
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
In recognition that psychotherapy and counselling can be difficult to afford for many people, my fees are negotiable at assessment. As a general guide:
I operate a sliding scale of £40-£60 for daytime sessions of 50 minutes depending on your means.
Initial Assessment sessions are 60-90 minutes and are charged at £50.
Evening sessions operate on a sliding scale of £50-£70 for 50 minutes.
Initial Assessment sessions are 60-90 minutes and are charged at £60.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime sessions @ Markrise Pharmacy clinic: Monday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday morning. Evening sessions @ Streatham Osteopaths clinic: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Types of client