Being a Psychotherapist and Counsellor I see my task as guiding clients on a journey towards greater freedom of choice, autonomy and fuller, more meaningful lives.
I see therapy as a twofold process:
Working on the clients issues and present problems, many rooted in childhood will free up suppressed emotions from the past.
This process can be painful as well as liberating.
At the same time I focus on the clients strengths, what gives them joy and what feeds their souls.
My ultimate goal is to help the clients towards realisation of their potential and expression of each person's unique qualities.
The Way I Work:
Since we are all individuals I found that using a single therapeutic method does not work with everybody. That motivated me to study several therapeutic approaches like the Transpersonal, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural.
I believe in the body-mind-feeling connection.
I am using creative techniques to bypass the censor of the rational mind and access a deeper level of consciousness.
However research has shown that the most important criteria for a successful outcome is the Therapeutic Relationship based on confidentiality, empathy and acceptance.
I do not have a magic wand but my aim is helping the client to find their own answers through accessing their innate wisdom and healing power.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited, UKCP registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor working in private practice with individuals, couples and groups since 25 years.
I have a diploma in Psychosynthesis and graduated in Hakomi Body-centered therapy.
I also trained at Metanoia in Integrative Group Therapy. My recent trainings include ACT and Attachment.
I taught and lectured at various colleges and at the University of Surrey.
I supervise other counsellors, health professionals and therapists in private practice and in organisations.
Over the years I helped many counsellors towards attaining BACP accreditation.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
loss of direction
coping with change
blocks to creativity
search for meaning
£ 65* for individual session.
£ 50 for students.
£ 75 for couples.
*concessions negotiable for those with lower income
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Fluent in German|
Mondays - Wednesdays daytime and evenings Thursdays am only
Types of client
Supervision & training