There are times in most of our lives when we need a helping hand.
Whether you are feeling generally dissatisfied with your life or are going through something difficult, counselling can provide a safe space to address your problems so that you can live a more fulfilling life.
I am Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a wealth of experience, and have worked in a variety of NHS and charitable settings over the past nine years. I am particularly experienced in working with:
Anxiety and depression
Personal identity issues, not knowing who you are
The impact of violence, abuse and trauma
Fear, panic and stress
The impact of oppression and discrimination
Feeling stuck or held back in life
Feeling empty, lonely, abandoned, unable to make lasting relationships
Loss, bereavement, relationship breakdown
Difficulties in family relationships
Feelings of low self-esteem
How I Work
My role is to accompany you on a journey of self exploration whilst supporting your personal growth.
As both counsellor and psychotherapist I take an integrative approach. This means I integrate different theories to meet the specific concerns and needs of each client. These theories broadly come under the humanistic and psychodynamic approaches.
I believe the quality of the therapeutic relationship is important to the success of the therapy. The initial consultation is therefore an important opportunity to see if we can work well together, and to discuss what you would like to gain from therapy. If we decide to proceed, we can discuss whether a short or longer term contract might be more suitable for you. This can change as the work continues, and we will regularly review how the therapy is going so that we can ensure you feel your needs are being met.
During the Sessions
During the therapy I will listen to your story, and pay close attention to your feelings, thoughts and beliefs. I will be interested in your present as well as your past experiences, as I believe these influence how you live your life now. Together we may uncover your relationship patterns, not only in terms of your relationship to other people, but also to yourself. Through this process you may find alternative perspectives, greater clarity, wider choice and an enhanced sense of strength and wellbeing.
Ending the Therapy
When you feel it is time to end, we can decide on a date together. I generally recommend at least two weeks notice in order to ensure a good ending.
If you would like to discuss whether I might be able to help you, please contact me to arrange an initial consultation. The best way to contact me is through email or telephone. If I am not able to pick up, please leave me a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Joint Honours Degree in Psychology and Sociology (University of Durham)
- Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling (Metanoia Institute)
- Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (Metanoia Institute)
- Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Integrative Psychotherapy - Final Stage (Metanoia Institute with Middlesex University accreditation)
I am registered / accredited with both the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). As I am in the final stages of training to be a Psychologist I am also a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
I adhere to Metanoia, BACP and UKCP codes of ethics and their requirements for continual professional development.
I have full professional indemnity insurance.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
I work from my home in Hanwell in a dedicated practice room which is wheelchair accessible.
I am close to Boston Manor Station and Hanwell Station, and on the E8 and 195 bus route.
Parking is freely available, however, you will not be able to park directly outside my building.
I charge £50 per session for individual therapy. Each session is fifty minutes long and takes place at the same time every week.
Concessions are available for students and those on low income. Please contact me to discuss further.
Payment will be taken at the end of each session in cash, cheque or bank transfer
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Evening and day appointments are available
Types of client