By providing a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment in which you can reflect on any aspect of your life, I aim to offer an opportunity for you to work towards living in a way that you experience as more fulfilling, satisfying and resourceful and to facilitate you in looking after your emotional wellbeing.
A particular issue, difficulty, or crisis might have lead you to seek counselling, but other issues are likely to come up during the course of counselling. The focus of the counselling varies according to each individual's needs and what is most relevant to them at any particular time.
In the first session we will discuss why you have come for counselling and what you would like to achieve. You will be able to think about your situation and your options and to get an idea of how I work. It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you might have. If you then decide that counselling is for you, and we feel that we can work together, we arrange a series of sessions.
I offer long-term open-ended psychotherapy, as well as short-term counselling (6-12 sessions) based on your needs and circumstances. The sessions are weekly and at the same time and day every week.
I am an accredited member of the BACP (the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and adhere to the BACP ethical framework for good practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from Birkbeck College, University of London.
Prior to training as a counsellor/psychotherapist, I worked for many years as a health therapist, both in private practice and within the NHS and before that in psychiatric care and Women’s Aid. I have experience of working with people of all ages, from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds and with a great variety of issue. I have undertaken additional training in many areas, for example: bereavement, eating disorders, trauma, parenting issues and short-term psychodynamic counselling.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Infertility, including considering assisted conception or adoption
- Health related issues
- Self development and creativity
Fees are charged on a sliding scale of £50-80 per session, depending on income.
Please contact me by email or text and let me know weather you prefer me to respond via email, text or a phone call.
I work in private practice in Herne Hill, within a short walk of North Dulwich and Herne Hill railway stations and buses 68, 468, P4, 42 and 37.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Appointments last for 50 minutes and are available at various times on weekdays between 8am and 7pm.
Types of client