I have many years' experience working both within private practice and the NHS, in GP practices and for the last thirteen years, within Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals in London. I have seen people for a wide range of difficulties, which have included bereavement, relationship problems, stress, anxiety, depression, anger, low self-esteem or self-confidence, loss of meaning...
In addition, I offer supervision and consultation to psychotherapists, counsellors and other health professionals, both privately and within the NHS. My training was integrative, with the focus being on existential, I also originally trained in bereavement counselling and in the hospital setting have worked extensively with cancer patients and within Palliative Care. I have published a number of papers on the interface of philosophy and psychotherapy, and my book on grief and loss, Do You Realize? was published by O Books in October 2010.
I practise as an existential counsellor/psychotherapist. The existential approach seeks to be non-judgemental. The emphasis is on exploration, where the therapist's role is to help you to open up the choices and possibilities in a particular situation and in your life in general, to clarify your values and priorities, and to achieve a greater understanding of what you want from your life and your relationship with others.
At times we are all confronted with life events which can trigger feelings of anxiety and disorientation, sadness, even despair. It might be the death of someone close to us, the breakdown of a relationship, the loss of a job, the diagnosis of an illness, or a similarly significant situation, which causes us to temporarily lose our bearings, even our sense of our selves. Alternatively, we may gradually develop a realisation that our life no longer feels right, that we have lost our way, or feel a sense of boredom or futility with our existence.
The existential approach will seek to help you to address your concerns and to re-assess what is important to you, in order to find a more meaningful way forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Psychotherapy & Counselling, Regent's College, London
- UKCP accredited
- Existential & Integrative training
- Member of the Society for Existential Analysis (SEA)
- Training in Supervision at NSPC, London
- Training in Bereavement Counselling at Wandsworth Bereavement Service, London
- Aside from a private practice, extensive experience within the NHS, 8 years working within GP practices and for the last 14 years within Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals.
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Living with illness
Living with cancer
Generalised or existential anxiety
I also work a lot with arts-based clients
My fees vary depending on the location and time of day, so don't hesitate to contact me to ask what I have currently available.
Each session is 50 minutes in duration. Sessions normally take place on a weekly basis.
I offer daytime and evening appointments
I work with clients both short and long-term.
My W1 Practice is located in the Harley Street area, five minutes' walk from Bond St and Oxford Circus tube stations or the buses along Oxford St, with meter parking also available.
My SE22 Practice is located off Lordship Lane, a few minutes' walk from bus routes 176, 185, 40 and 12. I am equidistant from East Dulwich and Peckham Rye train stations. Parking is unrestricted.