As a qualified psychotherapist, I am passionate and deeply interested in the positive benefits of both counselling and therapy. I believe that therapy offers unique opportunities for a person to get in touch with their strengths, confidence and resilience, and in so doing equips them to deal with any challenges facing them. In my experience, the therapy room is where positive changes begin.
I enjoy my therapy practice a great deal, and value the opportunity to support my clients gain further clarity, raise awareness, and become more fully in touch with who they are, and want to be.
I am both comfortable and experienced in offering therapy online or by phone. Given the current coronavirus pandemic, most therapy work has shifted to online and or by telephone appointments. Accordingly, I'm experienced in supporting people struggling with anxiety and related issues.
How I Can Help
I am able to help with immediate issues – resourcing you for challenges you might be facing right now – or to explore deeper / older issues, which may be colouring your life. Whether you are in crisis, or wish to work through the impact of past experiences, I respect your sense of what you need, and provide structured, emotional support.
I work with clients on a broad range of issues; from a life-crisis when you need to talk to someone, to people who want to spend time exploring and discovering who they are and want to make lasting changes in areas of life they are stuck in, or clients who want to work on a more short-term issue over a shorter block of sessions. I support my clients to feel more positive about their lives, and bring about beneficial changes for themselves, and those around them.
Previous clients of mine have come for support with anxiety and depression; other issues I have experience with include loss, relationship difficulties, trauma.
Counselling or Psychotherapy?
Generally I see counselling as a shorter term process working with a specific focus. Psychotherapy works at greater depth enabling you to explore, for example, the underlying patterns of relating that you have developed and how these occur in your current life. You may wish to find deeper meaning in how you exist in the world. This awareness I see as key in making long term changes in the way you live your life in the world.
How To Get Started
Your starting point might vary. Perhaps you have been feeling confused, let down, anxious, or stressed. Maybe ‘depression’ is a word that seems to fit. Or maybe you just seek more clarity and support about who you are, what you want, and how you can get there. I can help you to bring about these changes.
Feel free to contact me, for an initial consultation session, to see if we might ‘fit’ in terms of how we work together. I like to see myself and my clients as a team, working to support you on your journey together. I look forward to supporting you. I see clients in a therapy studio near to Surbiton Station, and also in a in a therapy room near to Putney Bridge underground.
Email, call or text me for an appointment today. I endeavour to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc Gestalt Psychotherapy
- Clinical Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I believe who we are emerged as a response to the environment we faced in our past. Through understanding this, you can begin to reclaim parts of you that are important but might have been forgotten. My Gestalt approach includes the view that bodies hold a wealth of knowledge and when listened to can begin to melt old patterns which we may have carried since childhood.
You may have a clear sense of what you are facing, or a broader wish to explore yourself or feel more balanced and grounded where you are in your life. I have experience working with either approach to therapy and will work from where you wish to start.
I am supported by my own regular Supervision and abide by the UKCP ethical framework and code of practice.