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As an Integrative Psychotherapist I have been trained in, and have experience of offering a range of therapies which I can tailor to your individual needs and circumstances. Therapy may involve working on a clearly defined problem area and may be time-limited. Alternatively, it may be more helpful to work in an open-ended contract in which you can explore your issues further.
In open ended psychotherapy there is space to consider the rejected parts of our beings as much as those valued and accepted parts. This can involve a process of trusting the wisdom of the psyche as revealed in symbolic and imaginal process. I value the place of imagination in the therapeutic process as it allows space for trusting images to unfold in their own rhythm rather than manipulating them. This process can allow a move away from the rational mind in order to access our own inner source of healing and wisdom and can be very useful when working with internal conflict.
My therapeutic approach draws on a range of theories including psychodynamic therapy, integrative psychosynthesis, Jungian, existential, developmental, CBT and systemic psychotherapy. I believe that therapy is not a one size fits all and during our initial sessions we can decide together which approach may be helpful for you. I work holistically, which means taking into consideration all aspects of the person’s life. In therapy this means being mindful of not only the emotional and psychological aspects but also the physiological and the wider social world, our relationships, history, culture and spirituality.
Training, qualifications & experience
I work with individuals, couples, families, organisations and groups. I specialise in relationships, inner relationships such as internal conflict and outer relationships including couples and family psychotherapy.
I am qualified in Integrative Psychotherapy as an individual psychotherapist and supervisor. I am also qualified in Family and Systemic Psychotherapy as a systemic psychotherapist.
I have been working as a therapist since 2006 and have worked in a variety of contexts throughout the NHS, Local Authority [children and family services and youth offending services] and the voluntary sector [particularly around grief, loss, trauma and transition]. In addition to my private practice I also currently work for Local Authority services as a psychotherapist and provide training to professional staff around therapeutic approaches to engaging and working with their clients. I also work as a tutor to counselling trainees.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Couples and family therapy.
£70.00 - £120.00
Free initial telephone session
Individual psychotherapy 50 minutes for £70
Couple Therapy 55 minutes for £120.00
Supervision 50 minutes for £70.00
Family Therapy contact for details as fee is influenced by family structure.
Initial consultations are charged at the normal rate.
When I work
Monday to Friday [online and in person]
If you like how I work as a therapist and feel my approach is fitting for you we can agree a plan for therapy. A plan usually involves agreeing to the number and frequency of sessions as well as information on the particular therapeutic approach I may take to fit with your needs.
I am an experienced psychotherapist and work from a comfortable and confidential space in East Ham, there is a set of stairs up to the consulting room. This venue is a short walk from local tube station.