I’m an integrative psychotherapist and I believe passionately that psychotherapy has lasting benefits and the potential to support and enable us to live a fulfilling life. Everyone is different but we all want to be understood, appreciated, and feel a sense of belonging and connection.
My aim is to help you make tangible changes that will positively impact your way of being, in relation to yourself, others and your wider world.
I work with issues including:
- fear, anxiety and the depression that is often associated with these feelings
- relationship difficulties whether with friends, family or at work
- bereavement and loss
- exhaustion and loss of creativity
I have a particular interest in life’s transitions, in coming to terms with changed circumstances such as:
- the forming or dissolution of relationships
- changed or lost employment
-‘empty nest syndrome’ – the perfectly natural feelings of grief and loneliness parents or guardians may experience when their children first leave home.
I specialise in working with older people and am founder and facilitator of Silver Circle a therapeutic support group for those who imay be particularly affected by increasing mental or physical frailty, reduced mobility and social isolation.
I offer sessions by telephone, Skype or Zoom for clients who, for whatever reason, are unable to travel to see me.
For brief, solution-focused therapy I normally offer 6-12 sessions in which we would concentrate on a specific issue.
Longer-term work with deeper, more fundamental issues would be on an open-ended basis.
In addition to the above I also offer:
Clinical Supervision to qualified and trainee counsellors, psychotherapists and others in the helping professions
Academic Assistance to trainee counsellors and psychotherapists for whom English is not their first language
MA/PhD Dissertation Superivison and my experience as 'research mentor'
I would be happy to talk to you about counselling, psychotherapy or any of the other services I offer so please contact me:
07710 01 99 33 (daytime/evenings)
For more information about me and my work please visit my website:
Training, qualifications & experience
Training & Qualifications
2005 Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling - Regent's College, London
2009 Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling - The Minster Centre, London
2009 MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling - Middlesex University, UK
2015 Diploma in Creative Approaches to Supervision - London Centre for Psychodrama
Registered Member UKCP Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College
Member British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP)
2015 - Teacher, The Bowlby Centre,
2013-2019 Chair, Minster Centre Board of Trustees
2011-2013 Visiting Lecturer University of Hertfordshire
2010-2011 Guest Lecturer London Metropolitan University
2010- 2019 Academic Supervisor The Minster Centre
2010-2019 Trustee The Minster Centre
2009-2020 Dissertation Supervisor The Minster Centre
2009-2010 Honorary Counsellor Isledon Road Mental Health Resource Centre, London (NHS service for people with severe and enduring mental health issues)
PUBLICATIONS On Isolation and Identity: an experience of self-discovery during lockdown. ATTACHMENT: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis Vol 14, December 2020, pp188-192 Second Half: reflections on issues impacting identity in later life BACP Private Practice Journal Winter 2017 pp8-11 Hanging on the Telephone BACP Private Practice Journal Autumn 2012 pp12-16 La Mer Contemporary Psychotherapy Vol 4, Issue 2, Winter 2012 www.contemporarypsychotherapy.org Backward Shadow: The Impact of Sibling Death on Perceptions of Childhood. Contemporary Psychotherapy Vol 3, Issue 1, Spring 2011 www.contemporarypsychotherapy.org
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sibling relationships including death of a sibling
Adjusting to later life
£80.00 per 50-minute session
Student rate £60.00 per 50-minute session
£80.00 per 50-minute session
Academic Support and Dissertation Supervision
£42.00 per chargeable hour