I am a qualified counsellor registered by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work in Sheen and Wimbledon at 2 quiet and pleasant locations, within reach of public transport.
I offer short and long term counselling to individuals of all ages and backgrounds and have experience with a range of concerns that include:
- Anxiety and stress
- Bereavement and loss
- Childhood trauma
- Low self-esteem
- Personal crisis and feelings of hopelessness
- Issues relating to cultural diversity, particulary cross-cultural relationships
The way I work
My core training is in Psychosynthesis counselling, an integrative model that works respectfully with all aspects of ourselves: mind, body, feelings and spirit. I hold an optimistic view of the human experience and believe that we can all access our resilience and inner resources.
Essential to my approach, is the view that through every challenge and crisis something new is trying to emerge.
Considering our difficulties as opportunities to re-evaluate our lives and find new purpose and direction can be empowering. Even in the midst of suffering, it is possible to make sense of our experiences, let go of destructive habits and patterns and make healthier choices.
Along with active dialogue, I sometimes introduce simple tools and techniques such as guided imagery, journaling, meditation and drawing. I also make use of some CBT and Gestalt therapy techniques.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Hons Drama and Theatre Arts (Kent university)
Graduate Certificate in Psychosynthesis Foundations, Psychosynthesis Trust
PG Dip Psychosynthesis Counselling from Psychosynthesis Trust, (accredited by Middlesex University).
Before training to be a counsellor I worked for many years in Theatre in Education and in the creative industries.
As well as my private practice, I have gained much valuable learning and experience as a volunteer counsellor with Kingston Women’s Centre and Wimbledon Guild.
I also assist regularly on counselling training courses at the Psychosynthesis Trust (Tooley Street, London Bridge)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Fees are discussed and agreed at our first session. Fees will vary according to income.
For further information and to arrange a session, please email me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Mondays -Thursdays. Daytimes and some evenings
Types of client