I AM OFFERING ONLINE SESSIONS DURING THE COVID 19 PERIOD. PLEASE DO EMAIL OR PHONE TO ENQUIRE.
I specialise in anxiety and depression. I welcome all adult clients (18+) for short or long term work and have experience of a wide range of issues. I have particular experience working with young adults 18-30, and in perinatal work.
My work as a University counsellor encompasses many issues affecting young people today, including body and/or gender dysphoria, perfectionism and procrastination, transitioning, social anxiety, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders and performance anxiety (work, social or sexually associated).
As a perinatal Women's Health Counsellor in two NHS Hospitals for several years, I am also particularly interested in ante- and post-natal depression, alongside all issues associated with pregnancy and birth, including miscarriage, termination and foetal abnormality. I work with the individual parent, or the couple (please note that this couple work is focussed on how you are managing the pregnancy/birth/parenting as a couple, rather than your long term relationship, which would require a couples' therapist).
I also worked at a GP practice, counselling patients with a diverse range of feelings and problems.
Issues that arise in my work are many and complex, but through my experience of listening to clients with a diverse range of psychological and emotional difficulties, I believe that talking things through with a trained professional really can help you to begin to find new ways to cope.
My work is based on psychodynamic principles. In short, this means that while I focus on how you feel today, I also take into account your past relationships and experiences, including your childhood, and how these may unconsciously be influencing your present feelings and behaviour.
You are welcome to come and see me in my private practice. Outside the Covid 19 period (when sessions are online), I work from my consulting room in Muswell Hill in Haringey N10, easily accessible from Crouch End, East Finchley, Finsbury Park, Kentish Town, Tufnell Park and Highgate. My practice, whether face to face or online, offers a warm, safe and confidential setting, where you are free to speak in confidence without fear of being judged or criticised.
I also offer counselling and psychotherapy sessions to counsellors in training.
If you would like to discuss an appointment, or ask any further questions, please phone or email me. I will respond swiftly.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, and trained at Birkbeck, University of London.
I have completed a Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust short course in couples counselling.
I am a qualified Supervisor (Westminster Pastoral Foundation)
I am an Accredited and Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Before training as a counsellor, I worked as a journalist.
Women's Health Counsellor in two London NHS hospitals. This involved helping women and their partners suffering from all sorts of anxieties associated with fertility, ante- and post-natal depression, pregnancy loss, difficult childbirth, neonatal loss, adjusting to new parenthood.
Counsellor in a GP practice, seeing patients with a very wide range of problems.
Student counsellor (both University and Performing Arts), working with all issues associated with life development and its impact on learning. I am passionate about exploring the emotional experiences that can get in the way of being able to perform and create freely and enjoy a happy, active life.
Issues that arise in my work with young people are many and complex, and include loss and separation, gender and body dysphoria, perfectionism and procrastination, general anxiety and depression, suicidal ideation, self-harming, addiction, eating disorders and despair.
You are very welcome to come and see me in my private practice (currently online during Covid 19) with any anxieties you may be facing, and we can think about what may be the best way forward for you.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Loss of a child
Performance art issues
Procrastination and perfectionism
I am prepared to discuss concessions for those on a low income, or experiencing financial hardship. This is available on discretion and can be discussed at the initial consultation.
Please do ask.
Location and transport links
Muswell Hill practice:
Woodland Rise, N10 3UG. My room is in the first building in Woodland Rise on the right, as you walk down from Muswell Hill Road, behind a large wooden gate. It is a 7 minute walk from Highgate tube, and is served by buses 43 and 134 (bus stop 'Onslow Gardens'). Local parking is free.