You are very welcome to ring me on 0208-450-3385 / 07903329952 or email.
I offer Time Limited Counselling, Open Ended Psychotherapy and Individual Counselling and an Open ended Psychotherapy Group .
It can be confusing to know what kind of help would best meet your needs. For this reason I offer an initial consultation to explore with you what you may be looking for, and what may be the best way forward.
Life is complex. I provide a safe space in which personal concerns, conflicts and problems can be explored in trust and confidence-a setting in which new solutions to old problems may be found. This can occur in Individual Time Limited Focussed Therapy or over a longer period. I also conduct a confidential Psychotherapy Group in Swiss Cottage NW3,(near the tube station) on Wednesday evenings, from 7.00pm until 8.30pm. This is another arena in which you have the opportunity to deepen your understanding of relationships.
My trainings mean I offer a broad perspective to working with individuals. Both individual and group psychotherapy are suitable for most emotional and psychological difficulties, whether ongoing or acute. Group psychotherapy is particularly helpful if you want to understand and improve the way you relate to others, whether socially, at work or within your family. These issues can of course be worked with individually and so the context of therapy and counselling is a matter of personal choice and differing circumstances. Time limited Counselling/Therapy, focusses on a particular problem you may have, or stage in life.
I have 30 years experience of working as a therapist, with a broad range of human distress and with many cultures, with individuals and groups in the voluntary, statutory and private sector. I was employed as a Consultant Adult Psychotherapist in the NHS part time, where I assessed, provided therapy, supervised and taught. I now work full time in private practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained in Family Therapy, Group Analytic Psychotherapy, Individual Therapy and Time Limited Psychodynamic Therapy, CBT skills and EMDR.
I have a Postgraduate Diploma In Group Analytic Psychotherapy and a certificates/diplomas in Time Limited Therapy, CBT skills and EMDR.
I have experience of working with people with a wide range of difficulties and from different cultural backgrounds, including working with families, young men and women and adults, and senior citizens.
I have also been involved as a Trainer and Supervisor on Intercultural Therapy and Group Psychotherapy Training Courses over a number of years.
I believe from experience, that the Art of a good enough therapy is collaborative, enlightening conversations whether in a group or individually, where matters of personal difficulty can be talked about in the spirit of curiosity, respect and kindness and in a climate of confidentiality.
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have much experience also working with older adults dealing with age specific issues.
For Individual Counselling and Therapy I offer 50 minute sessions of £65, in Queens Park and £70 in London Bridge.
For Group Psychotherapy the Fee is from £85 to £120 a calendar month, depending on circumstances.
I have some availability for reduced fees.
weekdays and evenings
My other website you can visit is:
Queens Park Consulting Room is a 2 minute walk from the station and numerous bus routes.
London Bridge Consulting Room is a 2 minute walk from the station and numerous bus routes.
Swiss Cottage Group Psychotherapy Consulting Room is 5 minutes walk from either Swiss Cottage station or Finchley Road tube or overground stations and buses.