I offer a confidential and supportive space where together we can work through your challenges to open up new possibilities for healing, growth and change. My belief is that therapy offers a unique opportunity to explore in depth what may be troubling you. This is a time for you each week to express your feelings to someone who will listen in a supportive, objective, and non-judgemental manner whilst at the same time help you to look at and think about your situation differently.
Most importantly I value the relationship which will develop between you and me. Empathy, trust and respect will enable a strong bond to develop between us so that you can share your concerns on the most personal level and slowly begin to create change.
How I work?
As an integrative psychotherapist, I have been trained in many different approaches to therapy. Working primarily with psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive approaches, I tailor my approach to your unique needs. I believe it is important to look at your current problems or long term difficulties in the context of your whole life, and together, try to discover the links between past and present experiences. The role your behaviour and repeated patterns might play will also be explored.
People come to therapy for many reasons. Anxiety, problems with relationships, depression, bereavement, work difficulties, stress, trauma, low self-esteem, or feeling stuck are just a few which might resonate with you. Therapy lets us look at these issues in depth in private, weekly sessions of 50 minutes which take place at the same time and place each week. This is a time when we can reflect together on what comes up, help you gain awareness and make meaning of your unique situation and think about how change can occur.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to the code of ethics of both of these institutions. I trained as a psychotherapist at Regents University with a PGDip in Psychotherapy & Counselling and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy. I also hold a BA degree.
I currently work in private practice and previously with the NHS in a hospital setting seeing patients in long-term therapy. I also have experience working short and long-term in both the charitable and university sectors. I have experience with a wide range of client issues as well as client backgrounds.
Coming to psychotherapy with a background in the finance and commercial sectors, I have a broad understanding of the private sector.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Please call me to set up an initial assessment where we can meet. This first meeting provides an opportunity to learn about you, what is bringing you to therapy and how you would like to be helped. We can then discuss fees and availability. I endeavour to offer a reasonably priced and professional service.
I am located on the Fulham Road in Chelsea, across from the Chelsea Westminster Hospital. The closest tubes are Earls Court and Gloucester Road (15 minute walk each). The 14, 414, and 211 bus routes have stops close by and pay and display parking is available.
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Type of session
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Types of client