I am a Chartered Psychologist and Existential Therapist with many years of experience, and I offer counselling and psychotherapy for individuals.
- Relationship problems
- Panic Attacks
- Romantic or sexual obsession
- Loss and bereavement
- Life transitions
- Questions of belonging
- Race and Cross-cultural issues
- Chronic illness
TIME FOR THERAPY?
The time for therapy is when you feel that moving forward has become impossible, when important relationships keep going wrong, or when life seems to be empty and pointless. But mainly, the time to seek professional help is when you are ready to address your particular issues.
We will work together to find out more about what has gone wrong when, and how. I believe that therapy is for each person a unique and immensely personal journey. Therefore, my approach is through dialogue: it is a work in progress, not to give general advise or tell you where to go next, but based on listening to you and engaging with what you say. Getting to know you will allow me to point out things that have not been noticed, suggesting things to consider exploring, recognising what is specific to you, and offering new perspectives.
For some people, short-term counselling is enough indeed to be back on track. Often, however, the work of psychotherapy and counselling has to find and disentangle what has led to a person’s current state of emotional despair, confusion, or standstill.
This means, exploring and understanding the underlying dynamics of a psychological dilemma can be hard work at times and bring up painful feelings, but it can also turn into a surprisingly inspiring and uplifting experience in which moving forward with your own sense of direction becomes increasingly possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am clinically trained in Existential-Phenomenological Psychotherapy and Counselling. I also have a background in Literature, Theater, Media, and Journalism, and have gained extensive experience facilitating coaching workshops and professional and personal development seminars in psychodrama. Since 2005, I have been working with individuals from all walks of life in private practice in London and at the London Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am a fully qualified chartered counseling psychologist, registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health Professions Council (HPC). I have a Conversion Degree in Psychology with the Open University, an MA in Counselling Psychology and a post MA Diploma in Existential Counselling Psychology from Regent’s College, London, accredited by City University, London.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Therapy session for Individuals:
The initial consultation will cost £60.00.
A session will cost between £60.00 and £80.00 (on a sliding scale depending on your financial circumstances)
For private health insurers, you will need to check with your provider directly and before starting sessions with me if and for how long they will fund your therapy.
My cancellation policy is a minimum of 48 hours notice. After that, the fee is payable.
Concessions offered for
I work in English and in German.