I specialise in helping people who have anxiety, low self-esteem and low self-confidence. In my experience as a therapist, these can sometimes have their roots in earlier life or childhood: a lack of care, neglect, abuse, trauma, not being understood, being punished, ignored, belittled. Maybe feelings of anxiety and low self-esteem have been with you throughout life, or maybe a recent event has caused them or brought them to the surface.
I will work with you to process what's going on today, how that might relate to things that have happened in the past, and how you can make changes to live a more fulfilling life in the future.
I'm an experienced, qualified and BACP-registered therapist. I see people who have anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, stress and depression. These might be related to life events like loss, bereavement, financial and work worries, relationship issues, family difficulties and others. I believe that by understanding how our past relates to our present, we can make the changes we seek in our future.
In your sessions, we’ll explore what is going on for you right now. I will give you a safe, confidential, supportive and non-judgemental space to talk. I will listen to you, I will value you and what you say.
We’ll also explore how the things making you anxious, stressed or depressed today might relate to past experiences. In childhood and from our families, in school and early life, we pick up patterns of behaviour and ways of looking at the world that shape how we respond to events today, how we see ourselves. But you can change the story you tell yourself about yourself.
For me, the biggest factor that makes therapy succeed is a solid alliance between the counsellor and the client. I put reliability, integrity and confidentiality at the heart of what I do. I believe that no matter how tough and upsetting life feels right now, there is hope, that we can work together to help you move forward. I would suggest that, by reading this, you are saying to yourself that you believe there is hope, that things can be better.
Starting therapy can be a daunting business but if you have any questions at all I am happy to have a chat on the phone or by email. It’s free and there is no obligation. You can also text or leave a voicemail.
Given the current Covid and lockdown situation, I can offer you online sessions right now with the option to resume in person in Clerkenwell, London EC1 (near to Farringdon and Islington and the Angel in London N1) as soon as that is safe and feasible.
I offer long-term, open-ended therapy or short-term, depending on what is best for each client and what works for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist and am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I abide by its ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.
I trained on the MSc course in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling at Birkbeck, University of London.
I have worked with MIND and with Sutton Counselling, a community counselling service.
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
These are tough times for many people financially. Therefore, fees are agreed between us on a sliding scale based on what the client can afford and is comfortable paying. We can discuss this when you get in touch.