Depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career issues, patterns in your life you can't seem to escape...I provide an open and non-judgemental space for you to start to make some sense of these issues, and to find your way out of them, in a process that roughly follows these three stages:
Stage 1: Explore the problem in an empathetic, non-judgemental environment.
Stage 2: Clarify the key patterns and themes; put it all into context and gain insight.
Stage 3: Use this insight to start moving towards a richer, more pleasurable life.
- Free 45 minute initial consultation where you get a sense of how therapy can help you. If it sounds like it could, then this leads to….
- An initial six-session module. Towards the end of the module you can choose a further module, or ‘open-ended therapy’, depending on what we feel would work best.
For more about how I work, take a look at the 'Any further information' section.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Currently: Private psychotherapy clinic in Hendon NW4; Psychotherapist in an IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service in North London.
- Experience: Integrative counsellor in NHS, Edgware Community Hospital; Psychotherapist at Raphael charity.
- I have worked with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, abuse, low self-confidence, obsessive compulsive disorder, weight issues, career issues, bereavement, self-harm, stress, work-related stress, suicidal thoughts and a range of other issues.
- Accredited member of BACP .
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Regents University; Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Regents College; APT Accreditation level 1 in CBT; MA Cambridge University;
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Free 45 minute initial consultation. £60 fee per session. Discretionary concessionary rates.
Monday - Thursday mornings and evenings (from 5.30) Friday morning Sunday evening
My way of working is 'Existential/Integrative'. This is a long-established model of therapy, , developed in the UK, US and Europe and used successfully for over 60 years.
Existential therapy helps you to get better acquainted with yourself by exploring the various contradictions and paradoxes that often make understanding yourself such a challenge. Through this, it helps you to discover unexpected areas of freedom in your life, places where you often thought up to this point of your life that there were no options or choices available.
This newfound, developing sense of freedom - which includes the freedom to embrace difficult thoughts and emotions - helps you to start making changes in your life and to gain more pleasure from life. But, at the same time, it can be daunting to make changes, and part of my role is to support you through this process and to help you to become better able to deal with the challenges ahead, to be able to start leading a richer, more balanced and more fulfilling life.
The 'integrative' part of 'Existential/Integrative' means that I also incorporate approaches from other core therapeutic models into my work, in particular from psychodynamic and humanistic psychotherapy.
I work with adults, young people, older adults and trainees
I offer long-term face-to-face work, short-term face-to-face work and time-limited face-to-face work.