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I am an experienced Psychotherapist and therapeutic counsellor with over 30 years working experience as a clinician. I specialise in long term psychotherapy and am also available for short-term of 8 to 12 sessions and then review for longer term. Individual and couple work.
Having lived and enjoyed the rich experiences of both the East and West and having studied psychotherapy, I can greatly appreciate different cultures and family roots and the issues that can arise. I have worked in the care of people throughout my careers in counselling, psychotherapy and nursing, I value the uniqueness of the individual and their concerns. I can work with clients who are experiencing the effects of illness and safely explore containment and management.
My approach is caring, sensitive yet incisive, always holding the well-being and safety of the individual foremost.
I use my time with an individual to evaluate their needs, hear their issues and support their anxieties. My aim is always to give the individual a safe space in which to explore their issues and face their difficulties.
I am sensitive to the links between physical and psychological health and how they relate to each other.
Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy and therapeutic counselling (my original training) focuses on the potential of the individual as well as the past and present, helping to realise their true worth.
Psychosynthesis offers an approach to see the person as a whole with choices and not just someone with presenting diagnosis and symptoms.
When am I available?
I offer daytime and evening sessions. Weekend sessions can be negotiated.
Where am I available?
Currently I practice at London SW4 and SW16.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the Institute of Psychosynthesis and qualified as a Psychosynthesis Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
I had additional qualifications as a registered nurse (SRN, RMN) - retired now. I have an extensive working experience and knowledge of over 30 years in psychological processes, health care and well-being. I offer an integrative approach using my skills drawn from psychosynthesis modality, behavioural tools, psychodynamic and interpersonal models.
I am registered and accredited with UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy).
I am a member of APP (Association of Psychospiritual Psychotherapists)
My work is rooted in working with people who are suffering from:
- Generalised anxiety
- Bereavement and unresolved grief
- Fear and anxiety due to losses
- Relationship issues
- Stress at work and staff counselling
- Emotional conflicts
- Confusion and lack of direction
- Ageing issues and challenges
- Longings for acceptance
- Identity concerns
- Adjustment difficulties at work and personal life
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Low self-esteem
- Lack of direction
- Frustrations and overwhelming feelings
- Lack of motivation
- Lack of confidence
£65.00 - £90.00
Free initial telephone session
Individual session - £65/£75
Couples - £85/£100 per session
Payments can be made on a weekly basis or in advance if preferred.
I invite initial 15 mins telephone conversation to answer any queries.
When I work
Daytime and evening sessions available at SW16 and Tuesday evening at SW4; short and long-term individual psychotherapy and couples counselling. Online Zoom and face to face sessions.