Therapy can really make a difference when you encounter challenges your life. I offer a warm, supportive and confidential therapeutic space to work. I work on the basis of weekly 60 minute face to face sessions. I offer an initial session for us to explore what brings you to therapy at this time and to give you an opportunity to decide whether I am a person you want to work with. The relationship between us is important to the success of therapy. I agree with you the initial duration of therapy and we review this at intervals.
I am a psychosynthesis psychotherapist and I offer CBT+, short term counselling and long term psychotherapy. I have on going professional development, I work within the ethics of UKCP and BACP, my work is supervised appropriately and I am fully insured. I am trained supervisor of therapists.
My approach is practical, seeking to support you in deepening your understanding of yourself and the beliefs and attitudes that may be underlying your choices about your life. It involves looking at your life experience, your relationships with family, work and community. The context is one of unfolding and coming wholeness, aligned with all that your are seeking to be and finding meaning in your world. We do this through talking in therapy and by using other tools such as drawing and visualisations.
My work includes attention to the relationship between our body, our emotions and our thoughts and how these can be engaged in the work of healing. We will work on both inner and external experiences. The body has important messages for us, where we hold emotions, tensions & memories. How these are experienced by you will inform our work.
My approach is informed by mindfulness and the lessons from neuroschience and draws on Somatic Experiencing and other models of healing trauma in the body. I feel that the key aim is to find meaning in our life and come home to ourselves.
My interest in body and body mind draws deeply on my work in qigong and tai chi.
I am based in South West London close to Balham and Tooting Bec tube stations.
I worked for 32 years in NHS management and trained as a psychotherapist whilst working. I decided to leave to work full time as a therapist because this work and the potential for healing is important to me.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in psychosynthesis counselling
Diploma (MA) in psychosynthesis psychotherapy
Accredited CBt+ practitioner
Somatic experiencing training
Diploma in supervision
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
health issues, spiritual/transersonal work, body and mind in psychological matters
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£50 per 60 minute session
Psychosynthesis is an approach to therapy developed by psychologist Roberto Assagioli. It takes into consideration each of us as a whole person our sexuality, our spirituality, our body, emotions & mind.
It is a practical and deeply compassionate approach to supporting our life journey towards wholeness and recognises that within each of us is an inner wisdom.
Each of us is more than our history and we work with our potential to grow and become more truly our self - our journey is one of coming to wholeness.
The aim of the work is to help people discover their true essence & purpose, & moving through their distress to find healing.
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Type of session
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Monday - Thursday day time and evenings
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Supervision & training
I am a psychosynthesis psychotherapy supervisor. .