It is normal to experience stages in life where it seems to make no sense, perhaps events feel overwhelming and life seems impossible to navigate. Alternatively relationships may be problematic or recurrent patterns of behaviour are negatively affecting everyday life. People find their way to therapy for many different reasons and it takes courage to make the decision. However, one commonality is how an increase in self-awareness can allow us to make sense of difficult and/or recurrent feelings and events, difficult relationships or feelings of anxiety/depression often linking the past and present. I offer a safe and confidential space where we can explore these thoughts and feelings collaboratively together hopefully leading to positive change.
I offer both open-ended therapy and time limited (12 sessions) therapy. I am also an EMDR therapist.
In addition I work for Petals (www.petalscharity.org) the baby loss charity supporting couples and individuals who have suffered miscarriages, stillbirths and birth related trauma.
We would meet for an initial consultation to discuss what has bought you to therapy now, what your expectations are, and to consider the best way forward. There is no obligation at this stage to proceed as it is an opportunity for you to explore whether you feel comfortable in the setting. All enquiries are strictly confidential and no GP referral is necessary. If we decided to proceed we would discuss a fee and we would normally meet at the same time each week for a 50 minute session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified and experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist having completed a 5 year postgraduate training.
I am a co-founder and previous director of The Courtyard Garden Psychotherapy and Counselling in Victoria, London (www.thecourtyardgarden.org) and now of London Analysis, Psychotherapy and Counselling.
I am committed to my on-going professional development and I am a professional accredited member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC). I am also a member of The EMDR Association UK & Ireland. I abide by the professional standards of confidentiality and strict ethics codes of these organisations.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.