The Crystal Palace Practice
14 Freethorpe Close
077 6666 4883
I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist, offering integrative therapy at a peaceful space in Crystal Palace. I have practiced as a therapist in primary care (GP surgeries) as well in the charitable sector for many years, which has included resolving a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship problems, and addictions. I work with individuals and couples and offer therapy in English and German language (face-to-face and Skype). I also offer 20-session blocks in body focus therapy as part of my certification in Postural Integration (see below).
When Therapy Can Help
Therapy can be the gateway to living your life more fully and connecting more deeply with yourself and others.
Whether there is something missing in your life or some loss of direction, therapy can help you regain your sense of balance and discover new perspectives, with the fresh eyes of awareness.
What You Can Expect
Whether you wish to look at a current issue or something more deeply-rooted, I offer a secure and confidential space where you can be heard and listened to.
The therapeutic relationship is at the core of my work. This mutual encounter can create a sense of trust and shared curiosity about your needs, thus opening the door to your self- expression. When the unfolding of your therapeutic process happens at your pace, new insights can safely be voiced and integrated.
I offer both short-term and open-ended therapy with individuals, couples, and small groups. I regard a "couple" in its wider sense and welcome two relationship partners as much as family members, friends, and work colleagues. I practice counselling and mediation, whereby I hold the space for you to become the experts of your own interpersonal problems.
What is Integrative Psychotherapy?
Integrative counselling and psychotherapy is a unique therapeutic approach based on contemporary research and teaching methods.
My integrative approach is based on psychoanalytic and humanistic ideas. I combine components of attachment theory, Gestalt, and relational psychotherapy. I also lean on mindfulness therapies (including MBCT for stress relief, depression and addictions).
Furthermore, I am curious about the role of the body as part of psychological healing. Neuroscience has shown a significant link between the mind and body in emotion regulation and the healing of trauma. Experts now talk about the concept of "bodymind”, the combination of our body's experience with our thinking. Accessing the wisdom of our bodymind can lead to more balanced decisions and a greater sense of relatedness to others. If such a process seems right for you, I may include aspects of body psychotherapy to support you - please read "the body in focus" on my website, if you are interested in a particularly body centered approach.
I am interested in issues of belonging in a multi-cultural society and work in English and German language.
Where do I go from here?
Please feel to telephone me if you want to know more or to see if I can help. The first session will provide the space for you to explore your options and get a sense of my way of working. If you wish to commence therapy, you may start with just a few sessions or a block of 12 as a good grounding. You may then complete or wish to deepen your exploration with a more open-ended process. Whatever you decide, we will regularly review this together as your process unfolds.
Training, qualifications & experience
M.A. and Adv. Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling - The Minster Centre / Middlesex University
Certificate in Deep Bodywork - Entelia Institute
Accredited Member of UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Registered Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
Certificate in Working with Families & Significant Others - Action on Addiction
I continue to study Postural Integration, an integrative body psychotherapy, at Entelia Institute, London.
Areas I have worked with:
- Abuse issues
- Alcohol problems
- Bereavement & loss
- Couples' concerns
- Eating Distress
- Infertility issues
- Migrant issues
- Older people's concerns
- Post-natal depression
- Problems at the workplace
- Questions around identity
- Relationship problems
- Stress & life crises
- Unexplained physical symptoms
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Therapy in German language; couples' work (includes family members, friends or work colleagues); issues around multi-ethnicity/migration/sense of belonging; distress regarding infertility and bonding difficulties in pregnancy or after birth (individual and couples' work); post-natal depression.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Couples counselling
- Family/systemic therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Group therapy
I charge £70 per hour. The first session lasts one full hour and subsequent sessions are of 50 minutes duration. Couples' sessions are between 60 and 75 minutes long and cost £100.
I have worked with a variety of diverse backgrounds and I offer psychotherapy in English as well as German language.
The Crystal Palace Practice is situated in a quiet space close to the Upper Norwood Triangle, with convenient free parking. I see individuals from Streatham, Balham, Clapham, Tooting, Dulwich, Forest Hill, Tulse Hill, Anerley as well as Bromley and Croydon.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday and Thursday evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|