07908 421 356
I offer brief intensive counselling/psychotherapy ( usually 6-12 sessions; can be up to 18 sessions); medium-term (18-44 sessions) and long-term counselling/psychotherapy (44 sessions+). The way I work starts with the 'here and now' of what is going on in your life, what you are unhappy with or distressed by, and/or what you want to change. For example: you might be experiencing particular difficulties or a crisis in your life, or be in a time of change or transition in relation to study/work/relationships/life-stages/self-identity/sexuality etc, or you might simply be at a time in your life when you want to reflect on it.
I can offer you a service if you are confused, unhappy or distressed, perhaps due to issues in your relationships, occupation, lifestyle, or to illness, loss or bereavement, stress, anxiety or depression. If you do not understand why you feel the way you do but find life dissatisfying, difficult, or even unbearable, together we can think about and make sense of what is going on for you, and why you feel, think and behave as you do, and how you can make any changes that you may want to.
I work within a 'psychodynamic' framework (taking into account relationships; internal and external, present, past, and hoped-for future, experience), and I use influences from other disciplines such as cognitive-behavioural, cognitive-analytical, existential, psychoanalytic and neurobiology. I work with people with a wide range of presenting problems (such as above) and also drug & alcohol issues, eating and weight difficulties, and other physical, mental & emotional health issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Art therapy foundation (Goldsmiths)
- Psychodynamic work with learning disabilities (Tavistock)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills & Attitudes (WPF)
- Diploma in Counselling Skills (WPF)
- Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy & Counselling (Regents College, BACP Accredited Course)
- British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy accreditation (2003)
- Certificate in Supervision (Society of Analytical Psychology)
- Diploma in Supervision (Soc. Analytical Psychology)
- BACP Senior Accredited Member (2011)
I started my first training in 1984. I gained my most recent qualification in 2010. I frequently do CPD (Continuing Professional Development) courses, workshops, conferences, and seminars, in order to maintain, enhance and develop my knowledge and practice in counselling and psychotherapy, and related areas.
Prior to, and during, my early counselling and psychotherapy trainings, I worked with children and young people with special needs and disabilities, in a residential therapeutic centre for children, in an adult psychiatric hospital, and in a centre for women and children affected by HIV and AIDS. During my professional trainings, I worked in a youth counselling service, London Lighthouse and the Terence Higgins Trust, and the psychotherapy department of a central London hospital. From 2003 - 2012 inc I worked NHS GP surgeries' counselling services in London, as well as private practice.
I now work as a counsellor/psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice and the third sector, and also as a facilitator of reflective practice.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am happy to work with people of any age 18 - 90+; under 18's with parental consent/support. I do not exclude anyone by diagnosis and I have a lot of experience in the areas of mental/physical/emotional health.
I charge from £50 - £70 per session. I offer some reduced and low fee sessions according to income and circumstances. I offer a discount for 2x weekly sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
London: pm Mondays & all day Fridays; Winchester: Tuesdays pm, all day Wednesdays, pm Thursdays
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|