Psychotherapy in East Finchley, North London.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
My approach is integrative. I have MA in Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Post Qualifying Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Skills.
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist working with individuals and couples in my private practice in East Finchley, North London. I am an accredited practitioner with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).
I provide a psychotherapy service for people that are experiencing problems such as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social phobia, panic disorder, anger problems and self-esteem issues.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the way that we think/perceive situations determines the way we feel and behave.
At some point in your life you may have felt overwhelmed by what is happening to you, and possibly become anxious or depressed about this. With the help of family or friends, or by yourself, you may have tried to sort out your difficulties. Sometimes you will have succeeded and then can get on with your life. But there can remain a central issue you realise you have so far been unable to resolve.
The aim of the therapy is to help gain greater understanding of yourself and your life including the possibilities that are open to you. This aims to enable you to live life with more ease, confidence and fulfillment and to move forward.
People do not need to have a serious problem or difficulty to come for therapy. Some people come to assess where they are in their lives or to help them make a decision about the future. Others come in order to understand themselves better.
My aim is to create a safe environment or space where my clients can hear themselves and hopefully meet themselves, sometimes for the first time.
Sometimes you may be clear about the issue you want to bring to therapy and then we could work towards a more short-term approach which may be more appropriate. But sometimes you may realise there are a number of issues, or simply want a more open-ended approach that will give you the time and space to explore the difficulties you are facing. Often the immediate issue you bring to counselling and psychotherapy is connected to other issues and leads to a broader exploration that links for example, what is going on now, with events in the past.
I provide a safe environment where you can explore your feelings in a confidential setting.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Qualifying Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Skills (CBT)
MA in Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy
Bsc (Hons) Social Work
Post Qualifying Certificate in Working with Groups
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Disability - I work with people who are effected by disability and their carers
Sport related issues - the effects of stress on your performance
positive and negative thinking, anxiety, worry etc.
£85 per 50 min session
Concessions available depending on individual circumstances