I am a fully qualified existential psychotherapist with experience in a wide range of clinical and educational settings.
I work with clients from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds, ages, ethnicities and sexual orientations who may access psychotherapy for a variety of reasons, including bereavement, divorce, sexuality, self-esteem, HIV, relationship difficulties, depression, childhood abuse, addictions and suicidal feelings.
Working form an existential approach, I believe that therapy is a relational and collaborative pursuit, an in-depth dialogue informed by values of mutuality and compassion, aimed at empowering the individual in the search of their own truth, away from other people’s, often stifling, labels and expectations.
In addition to private practice, I have been active in the charity sector, including the Terrence Higgins Trust and Bereft Bereavement Support and I work with adolescents in a secondary school.
I am a member of the UKCP and the Society for Existential Analysis. http://www.existentialanalysis.org.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Regent's School of Psychotherapy and Psychology, gaining a PgDip in Integrative Psychotherapy and an Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy.
I have also completed the Two Year Certification Course in Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy, Certificated by the Focusing Institute (NY) and the London Focusing Institute.
I am fully committed to continued professional development (CPD) and I regularly attend training, conferences and seminars.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are £60 for a 50 minutes session, I hold a limited number of spaces at a lower fee for students and those on low income.
I have a 48 hours cancellation policy otherwise the session will have to be paid for. I may be able, however, to reschedule our session if I’m given enough notice.
I offer both short and long term therapy from my consulting room in Nassau Street (10 minutes from Oxford Circus Station).
You can call me directly or email me to discuss briefly your expectations and needs. We can then arrange an initial session where we can explore more in depth how we can work together. If we decide to work together, we would review, at regular intervals, how therapy is meeting your needs and we can then reassess our goals, should that be necessary.
I work with some degree of flexibility, offering Skype or telephone sessions where appropriate.