From taking that first step to seek counselling and then make contact can feel really difficult to do. You may feel ready now and want to explore how to get started. If you would like to talk through any issues and what psychotherapy/counselling might involve, you can do so by contacting me by phone or email for an initial enquiry, without any further obligation.
I am an experienced psychotherapist/counsellor. I appreciate there are times in our lives when there may be difficulties in relationships - family, partner/spouse, work colleagues. I also work with trauma issues, with bereavement, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, confidence, or feeling stuck and not feeling able to find a way forward. It may be that the relationships growing up can have repetitive elements in current relationships. Psychotherapy can help you explore why you feel the way you do and support you to find a way forward. My aim is to provide a safe and respectful space for us to work together.
Finding a dedicated time and space to explore issues in your relationship together can be difficult; couple therapy can provide the space to explore communication and its strengths and difficulties, behaviour(s) within the relationship, sexual and intimacy matters, arguments without resolution or that seem to blend from one to another, or when a partner/spouse has had an affair/affairs.
As an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor, I draw on a range of skills to work with your individual needs and tailor the therapy to you. I value the therapeutic relationship that can develop and how this can enable working together to finding ways forward to finding resolution.
I offer long term psychotherapy, this means our time to work together is open-ended, with no specific ending date. I also provide short term counselling of 6-12 sessions and we would agree at our first meeting when to start and end. The first time we meet would be for 50 minutes to discuss what you are seeking from psychotherapy/counselling and how best we could work together. It can also help you decide if you want us to work together, without any further commitment. If you decide to go ahead, then sessions would usually be weekly for 50 minutes per session. I offer therapy during the day as well as some evenings.
Autogenic Therapy, or at times called Autogenic Training involves 8 sessions and a possible follow-up session. I work with individuals and groups. Autogenic means 'self-generated' or generated from within. It is a method that once learned is a skill for life and when practised regularly enables deep relaxation. Working holistically, Autogenic Therapy works mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually and involves learning exercises each week, with additional exercises that complement the relaxing/meditative exercises that can work on stress, anxiety, fear etc.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
Advanced Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
Diploma in Couple Therapy
Certificate in Counselling
Certificate in EFT - Level 1 and Level 2 (Emotional Freedom Technique)
Diploma in Autogenic Therapy
Post Graduate Diploma in Career Guidance
Current Interest: Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT). I have been training and integrating this into my psychotherapy practice. AIT is an energy psychology that I use at times when working with experiences of trauma, often what can be the unspeakable. For further information check out the AIT Website or speak with me regarding this way of working psychotherapeutically.
I am a registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) and I am a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I abide by their Codes of Ethics.
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) - I abide by GDPR (2018) by storing personal data securely and will seek agreement from you to do so. I am Information Commissioner's Office (ISO) Registered.
I am an experienced and qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor. I have a private practice and also spent 5 years counselling clients for the mental health charity MIND. I have worked with a charity counselling young people and recently worked for a charity as a counsellor that provides short-term counselling. In addition, I currently carry out work for a charity
In addition, I have worked as a qualified Careers Adviser/Coach for over 20 years with young people and adults. I have many years experience of working for the careers service and in the Connexions Service as a manager. I have also worked as an assessor in a London University with students.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Approximately 10 minutes walk from Queens Park Tube Station.
Around 5-10 minutes walk from Hendon Central Tube Station
Cost of Sessions:
£60 per session for individuals. Sessions are 50 minutes.
Individual Concessionary Fees: £45 for students in psychotherapy or counselling training if spaces are available and depending upon means. I will, if spaces are available consider general enquiries on a sliding scale of £45-£60, depending on individual circumstances.
Couple Therapy: £80.00 upwards depending upon length of session.
Couple Concessionary Fees: £50 (low cost, depending on personal circumstances).
Couple therapy sessions may be one hour or one and a half hours. The spacing of sessions would be agreed in the first session - depending on presenting issues, though I would generally work weekly with you.
Availability: Some limited evening spaces. Please call/email to check on spaces.
Autogenic Therapy: £60 per session.
I am interested in relationship issues - with partners, family, siblings, workplace, friends, etc.