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About me

I am an experienced psychotherapist with 18 years in private practice working with individuals. Through weekly therapy I provide a caring and creative space in which to find ways through periods of anxiety, low mood, loss or uncertainty. Together we will develop the psychological insight and emotional resources needed to make good decisions, build nourishing relationships, and live authentically, so that you feel whole and true to yourself.

I believe that our suffering has meaning, that we feel disturbed and distressed because essential aspects of ourselves are calling to be healed or expressed. So the 'crack' in our lives which brings us into therapy is also a doorway.  This hopeful perspective on our suffering is explored in my book 'Hidden Wonders of the Human Heart - How To See Through Your Sorrow' which was published in 2021.

I have particular interest and experience in the following areas:
* working with imagination and creative processes to recover self 
* restoring identity, purpose and direction
* overcoming difficulties with intimacy and relationship
* navigating life transitions such as motherhood, separation, mid-life
* recovery from childhood trauma or wounding
* getting to the root of chronic anxiety or depression

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Master Degree (MA) in Psychotherapy from Middlesex University and the Institute of Psychosynthesis and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from the Institute of Psychosynthesis.

I also hold a Certificate in 'Supervision with Soul' (supervision within a psychosynthesis context) from Re.Vision.

I have also studied and have an interest in Jungian psychology and 'Somatic Experiencing' Trauma Therapy

I have published work on the subject of the transition to motherhood and post-natal disturbance.

My professional experience has also included managing, mentoring and advising people in a range of organisations on issues of vocation, purpose and identity.

Member organisations

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Boarding School survivors
Blocked or unrealised creativity

Fees

£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I work with individuals on a weekly basis. My fees are £70 per one hour session (with some concessionary rates for counsellors and therapists in training).

Further information

My practice is in Southfields near Wimbledon and Putney in South West London. The practice is within easy walking distance from Southfields tube station on the District Line and has easy access to metred parking.

21 Replingham Road, Southfields, London, SW18 5LT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults

Supervision

In person

I am an experienced Psychotherapist with a Masters Degree (MA) in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy.

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