As a psychotherapist I draw upon my existential training and on the phenomenological method, which allows my clients and I to gain an understanding of their way of ‘being-in-the-world’. I also draw upon ideas from other disciplines within psychotherapy, and complement my practice with insights from these approaches.
When growing up and later in life we develop various coping mechanisms, which allow us to function and get on with our lives. However, our life circumstances change and in many respects we ourselves also keep changing, but sometimes we continue to use the same coping mechanisms, which instead of helping us, become barriers to our development and self-fulfilment.
Our inner discourse may become stuck in rigid views of ourselves, we can repeat unhelpful patterns of behaviour and become unable to escape our daily mental confinements.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling from 2005 to 2009.
MA Psychotherapy and Counselling - 2009
UPCA - accredited psychotherapist - 2010
UKCP - registered - 2010
BACP - registered member - 2010
Since 2007 I have worked as an existential-integrative psychotherapist in private practice and for various mental health charities.
In particular I have considerable experience in the fields of:
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
£55 per hour
Beneficial effects of therapy
We live in a very fast-paced society, which through its competitiveness pushes us to be better and more ‘efficient’ every day. This can make us feel inadequate and we often tend to compare ourselves to others and judge ourselves too severely.
Therapy opens our inner conversation to a dialogue with an-other, which takes place in a safe and non-judgmental environment, so we can gain new perspectives on our private and social lives and see that are other ways of addressing ourselves and the world.
We can learn to not be afraid of our emotions, but use them as the best guides to our inner world and employ them to ask questions, see choices and construct new meanings.
Therapy helps us to become self-aware and more honest with ourselves and consequently can give us the balance and assurance to step more courageously into the unknown.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Sundays and Mondays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|