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MA, DipPsych, MBACP (Accredited)

About me

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My counselling approach is based on Psychosynthesis, a long-established psychotherapeutic model, founded on the belief that we are all unique individuals, each with the inner resources to transform self-limiting patterns and lead more fulfilling and creative lives. Realising that we can still have choices and control over our lives is sometimes difficult to believe especially in today's challenging world.

I shall neither give you advice nor try to 'fix things', but will actively listen to your difficulties and help you to clarify your needs, thoughts and feelings in a safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment. We may look at unresolved past issues, your current life situation, the future or explore together the options you have in making decisions and managing your life. The aim of our work together is to help you gain a greater awareness, feel more in control of your life and open yourself to all of your possibilities.

In addition to dialogue, and if appropriate, I also work with creative techniques specific to Psychosynthesis, such as free drawing and writing, guided imagery, role play, body and movement awareness.

My private practice is at home, in West Dulwich, and in London Bridge, at the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust. Both venues are easily accessible by public transport. I can offer early morning, daytime and evening appointments and work with both individuals and couples.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified accredited Counsellor with a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling from the University of East London, gained after three years of in-depth training at the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust. I also hold a Certificate in Couple Counselling from the Re-Vision Centre for Integrative Psychosynthesis.

In addition to my private practice, I have worked for several years as a voluntary Bereavement Counsellor at the St. Christopher's Hospice in Sydenham, with a particular focus on change and loss.

My professional background is originally in education as a teacher and a lecturer, both in schools and in adult education. I have always enjoyed working with people from all walks of life and this has strongly influenced my decision to become a therapist.

I specialise in a wide range of areas, with a particular interest in issues relating to cultural difference and identity in my work with individuals and couples. I offer both short term and open contracts according to each client's needs and financial situation.

I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I am listed on their National Register. I adhere to their professional code of practice and am engaged in regular clinical supervision.

Member organisations

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Body image
Womanhood, assertiveness and identity
Life transitions and existential crises
Self-development and personal expression through art, creative writing and literature.

Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£ 55 per hourly session with a sliding scale for lower incomes. £ 65 for couples.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Early mornings, daytime and evenings

Further information

I work both in English and in French (my native language)

West Dulwich/West Norwood, London, SE27

Type of session

In person

Additional languages

French