I am an experienced and highly qualified psychotherapist who has worked in London for over 25 years. I use a variety of approaches including EMDR and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). These methods are particularly helpful in dealing with:
- Anxiety • Depression
- Stress • Low Self-Confidence
- Abuse • Anger Management
- Bereavement • Couples Counselling
- Phobias • Trauma EMDR
- Postnatal Depression • Sexual Issues
- Termination/Abortion/Miscarriage Trauma • Spiritual Issues
- Work Related Issues • Mindfulness
How I work
My aim is to help solve your problems in the most effective way; we shall achieve this by establishing a good relationship in a supportive environment, and working with methods that are most appropriate to your particular situation.
We would start by identifying issues that are currently problematic, as well episodes in your life that you wish had not happened, or that you fear might. These are things that are holding you back, but that can be processed, and got out of the way.
The goal is to make your problems become projects that you can work through, and succeed at, so that you will eventually be able to have better relationships and a more creative life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and my initial training was with the Philadelphia Association. Over the years I have trained in a variety of approaches: Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Psychodrama and Bodywork. I am also a Sedona Method Coach, and an EMDR accredited practitioner working with trauma.
I was one of the founders of the Institute for the Development of Human Potential, which ran two year courses in Humanistic Psychology at several universities. I also helped launch the Institute for Psychotherapy and Social Studies, a psychotherapy training organization. For a time I was Director of the Skyros Centre in Greece and Director of Quaesitor Outside Projects, working in hospitals and prisons. I have also worked for the Mens Centre which deals with domestic violence issues.
I have also been involved with a number of organizations as a trainer and supervisor.
I am fluent in Spanish and able to work in that language.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Weekdays, Saturday am