With over 30 years' experience I offer an insightful and friendly space to talk about anything that is troubling you. Whether you’re feeling isolated, unheard, anxious or stuck in work or social relationships ...welcome. Together we’ll illuminate the shadows and do our best to replace confusion with clarity and ease.
There is no charge for initial meetings.
I am an integrative therapist, which means I draw on different therapeutic models, to include Gestalt, CBT and humanistic psychotherapy, and also an executive/career coach, with experience in professional services, and specifically the legal sector,
See website for testimonials (all received December 2017).
Evening and early morning appointments available.
Couples Counselling and Relationship issues
When a partner becomes the cause of the anguish and upset I will work with you to gain greater understanding of yourselves and each other, and help you to reignite the energy to help you become a more harmonious couple. Occasionally it may be more appropriate to separate, if so I will work with you to ensure this process is managed sensitively and respectfully.
Depression can be debilitating, causing feelings of isolation, sleep disturbance, either loss of appetite or binge eating and much more. Simply being able to talk to another person about your inner world in a safe environment, can help you to reconnect with hope and optimism.
Fear and anxiety can prevent you from leading a fulfilled life, can lead you to be an over protective parent, or even to miss out on job opportunities/promotion application. I will work with you to raise awareness and to find the bolder side of you that can allow both yourself and others live with greater ease and joy.
Each bereavement has its own distinctive story. From disbelief to relief, anger and periods of desolation, I will work with you to find your way of living with your bereavement, and help you to re-connect and re-find meaning in your life.
I am a Senior Accredited Psychotherapist and Counselor, and see clients in Hampstead and in the the City; meetings are usually weekly, fifty minutes for individuals, one hour for couples and an hour and a half for families and groups.
i have worked as a psychotherapist, counsellor, supervisor and coach in private practice, and within the NHS, I offer both insight from the psychological world as well as the practicality of the coaching world, and work with you to raise awareness and, where useful, find solutions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Diploma in Psychology (London University), a Diploma in Gestalt Therapy (Gestalt Centre), and a Masters in Psychotherapy; I have trained in Couples Therapy from the Tavistock Institute, and have a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am an Accredited Mediator (LSM) and an Accredited Executive Coach (AoEC)
I have worked for many years in the NHS offering both short and long term psychotherapy and counselling
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
The initial consultation is free of charge; my fees are £120.00 for individuals and £150.00 for couples
- Monday - Friday, occasional weekend
Initial meeting is free to give us both an opportunity to see whether we are happy to work together. my coaching practice I work with a range of career issues, interview coaching/prep, career transition, bullying, personal impact, preparation for promotion, team coaching and working with difficult colleagues. Specifically I have designed and deliver maternity coaching for professionals, and have run seminars in a number of law firms on working with high achievers. I am co-founder and partner of The Coaching Room