I recognise how different each person's experience is, and adapt my counselling approach to suit your requirements and needs.
Everyone's journey to counselling is unique. You may have a sense of being alone, feel hopeless, guilty or overwhelmed, but you might find it hard to pinpoint what in particular brought you here. Alternatively you may know exactly why you are here, but not have a clue what to do about it.
I offer integrative psychological counselling, which means I am trained in and draw on a number of different approaches in my practice. Specifically, I draw on my expertise in psychodynamic, person-centred and cognitive behavioural therapies. I am happy to discuss these therapeutic approaches with you further.
I see clients who wish to discuss a range of problems that they are facing currently or have done in the past. Some of these have names that we are familiar with, such as depression, anxiety, stress, low self esteem, trauma or abuse. For others there might just be a feeling that they can't articulate but know they need to address. In therapy, we will work together collaboratively to sit with and talk through the challenges you find yourself facing.
In addition to supporting clients facing the issues mentioned above, I also run a women’s psychology practice. Here I provide counselling and psychological therapy which specifically focuses on women’s mental health and well-being, supporting women in the issues and challenges encountered throughout their lifespan. This includes things like pre- and post-natal mental health issues, birth trauma, suffering and surviving abuse, changing relationships, identity and self-care.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
- Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) Registered
- Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
- Make Birth Better Practitioner Training
In addition to working in private practice, I currently also work as a psychologist in Camden & Islington NHS Trust. In the past I have worked as a therapist for charitable organisations and not-for-profit services. I have specialist expertise in complex-trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder and birth trauma, and work with women who have suffered birth trauma and women who have experienced abuse.
I also work as an organisational counsellor and coach delivering support to teams and individuals in business.
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £100 per 50 minute session.
I offer a 15 minute telephone consultation free of charge to establish whether you would like to book a counselling appointment with me.