I'm a Person-Centred Gestalt therapist. I'm also a Mindfulness trainer.
I offer one-to-one therapy to adults and adolescents. At the moment I am working with adolescents at the Brit School in South London, and with adults in private practice in North London. I also offer sessions online with Zoom, or by phone with video access via Facetime or Whatsapp.
I work with people who might be struggling in their relationships, or with anxiety, anger, depression, covid-related issues, climate-change issues, childhood abuse, trouble at work, at home, eating disorders, self-harming, addiction, decision making, abuse, loneliness or loss. Or any combination of the latter...
I provide a safe space to explore what you bring in any number of ways. Gestalt is a highly experimental approach. We may agree to meet outdoors in a park, for example. We may use role play, or writing in our sessions. Or mindfulness. And of course we may simply talk. Though our orientation will be on the present moment we will explore the past and the future as much as we need to make sense of where you are now. Person Centred is a highly affirming, warm, non-judgemental approach. Our objectives might include you regaining a sense of ease, resilience, and agency in your life. They might include self-forgiveness, letting go of resentments, and a stronger capacity to trust yourself. You might need time to recover from a tough blow, to feel heard, to feel that you are enough, or that you are not too much, or to regain some emotional balance. You might not know what you need, but know something really isn't working for you.
Whatever brings you and unfolds for you at our sessions will be our focus, and together we will embark on your journey to a better place.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include:
A Certificate in teaching Mindfulness from the Mindfulness Training Institute in Totnes. (mindfulnesstraininginstitute.com)
A Certificate in Counselling Skills (with emphasis on Person Centred) at the Bedonwell in Folkestone. (bedonwelltraining.co.uk)
A Diploma in Counselling from the Gestalt Centre, London. (gestaltcentre.org.uk)
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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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
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