I work with Adults and Adolescents, I work both long and short term, depending on the needs of each individual client.
I work face to face with individuals who are struggling with a variety of emotional, relational and identity difficulties. Sessions can be on a short term or longer-term basis, depending on the wishes and needs of each client. Sessions are 50 minutes long and take place weekly.
People often seek a counsellor when they are in crisis. At times we can all feel 'stuck', as if there are no options left anymore. Others come to therapy when they are not so much in crisis, but are perhaps beginning to notice negative patterns in their relationships, behaviour, feelings or thinking that they feel ready to explore. At times like this the talking therapies can be very helpful.
If you are finding life a struggle for any number of reasons, from a major life change to a loss or separation, or an issue you cannot seem to resolve, you will find psychotherapy a very useful tool in removing the blocks preventing you from fulfilling your potential.
Using an integrative approach in my practice means that I do not approach you, or the work we do together, from one fixed theoretical perspective, but integrating varied theories as appropriate for each individual. Integrative also refers to the process of taking the disowned, unaware or unresolved aspects of the personality and working towards making them a cohesive part of the self.
The first session allows us to explore what the presenting problem may be and generally we will know then if we can work well together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist who is UKCP registered.
I trained at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education, gaining a Masters in Adult Integrative Psychotherapy and Diploma in Adolescent Counselling. I did my clinical training at Whipps Cross Hospital Acute Psychiatric Unit, in the counselling department at London Metropolitan University and for the charity Kid's Company
I have been running my own London based practice since 2005. I also work for various charities as a consultant running groups for adults and adolescents on many aspects of personal development.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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
Fees: Individuals £65.00 - £80.00 - 50 minutes
Approximate length of therapy: from 6 to 200 sessions
Afternoon and Evenings