Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. 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 MindMyBody therapy, a creative blend with talking therapy (see below); as well as carers' coaching (counselling and self-care for those affected by someone else's substance misuse).
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- discovery. 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 and couples. 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. I am inviting you on a journey to find a new way of processing your experience with MindMyBody therapy, a safe and playful way to unlock the wisdom of your felt experience. It's like thinking with your body. When we listen to its powerful message, we can come to integrate the mind and body, feeling more whole. Sessions will include the space to talk, mindful body readings, Gestalt exercises, and contact with the body (through the senses/grounding/ touch). We will go on a journey together for up to 15 weeks (available on Friday afternoons).
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
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Therapy in German language; couples' counselling and mediation; carers' coaching (for those affected by someone else's substance misuse); issues around 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 £110. MindMyBody sessions are £65 for weekly and £85 for fortnightly sessions and last between 60 and 90 mins.
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, Herne Hill, Anerley as well as Bromley and Croydon - and beyond.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have space on Friday afternoons for MindMyBody sessions.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|