I have a special interest in women's issues of all ages from young women setting out in life to menopausal women and beyond. Are you questioning what's happening around you as you struggle with hurtful family issues, relationship breakdown, trauma, juggling family and career or feeling generally anxious much of the time, stuck with ruminating thoughts? Perhaps you are finding the menopause difficult and bewildering?
Developing self-esteem, confidence and finding out who you are is often a pivotal feature of my work. I understand how significant life events can be profoundly challenging, making the future feel frighteningly uncertain. I would love to walk with you, supporting you to find choices and meaning where neither seemed possible. We can figure out together how to move into your future with confidence.
I have considerable experience supporting NHS staff through the work related to NHS work, Disciplinary Hearings, life and family challenges, especially through COVID-19, so do reach out if this is you.
How I work: I work with warmth, honesty and compassion to understand your inner world using an integrative approach, tailoring the therapy to suit what works best for you and the issues you bring. We might explore how past life experiences and ways of coping are impacting on your present concerns but our focus will remain with what you are struggling with today. We will seek to change what can be changed and grow around what cannot.
Working online and in-person: I enjoy working both online and in-person, making therapy easily accessible. Currently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, my practice continues exclusively online via Zoom or he telephone but clients usually have the option to choose online, in-person or a blend of both. In-person therapy takes place at a quiet, comfortable therapy room in West Hampstead in North-West London.
Contact Me: If my page resonates with you, I warmly invite you to book a free 15-minute exploratory call to get a sense of how we might work together. It's so important to find a therapist you click with! This is also an opportunity to share something of what brings you to therapy, to ask any questions and to understand a bit more about what I can offer you.
There is absolutely no pressure to book an appointment but should you decide to go ahead, we will find a mutually convenient weekly time for your therapy sessions. Once you have secured your slot by making your first payment by bank transfer I will email you confirmation with my Welcome Pack containing a therapy consent form.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Level 4 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, a B. Soc. Sci. Degree in Social Work and Psychology, Certificates in Counselling Studies and Counselling Skills as well as many years in education as a teacher, a Special Educational Needs practitioner and lecturer.
My experience covers working in IAPT for the NHS, The Women's Consortium and Help Counselling Agency. I currently work exclusively in Private Practice.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Women's Issues
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
£60 per 50 minute therapy session.
Concessions offered for
My working hours are Mondays through to Wednesdays.
I work individually with adults from 21+ years. My working days are Mondays to Wednesdays.
My practice is inclusive and affirmative. Areas I commonly work with are women's issues, relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and confidence, trauma, identity issues, loss and bereavement, stress, motivational and work related issues. This list is not exhaustive so do feel free to reach out if I've not listed your concern but you think we might work well together.