One of the most common reasons for people to seek counselling is the desire for some kind of change in their lives. Others seek counselling for assistance and support in coping with personal difficulties, which may be relationship issues, anxiety, loss, bereavement, ill health or feeling they are not living the life they find meaningful. They may want to come for couples counselling, following an affair or other betrayal, to improve their communication skills, or to address psychosexual issues.
Whatever the issues, I keep clients’ objectives central to the counselling process.
Counselling may give you a different perspective on the things which are creating difficulties in your life, and the insight and strategies to cope with the difficulties.
I know it takes courage to pick up the phone and to ask for help. When you first make the call to me, we will have a short chat to talk about what brings you to counselling, and make arrangements to meet for the first time
I offer a safe and secure environment where you can talk about difficulties you might not find easy to share with family or friends. I will not offer advice, nor tell you what you should do but I will listen, be non-judgmental and explore with you your feelings and thoughts.
Our sessions will facilitate your gaining an awareness of what might be holding you back or getting in the way of a more effective way of dealing with problems. They could help you make decisions in your life, or make sense of why you have got where you are.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked for many years with cancer patients, their families and other health professionals, initially at Cancerbacup and subsequently with The Cancer Counselling Trust, and currently with Cancer Counselling London.
My practice allows me to see clients for a short and long term contract on a wide range of presenting issues. As part of my continuing professional development, I have trained in Somatic Trauma work, Couples Counselling, Narrative Therapy, and Attachment. I have a Diploma in Psychosexual Health from the Centre for Psychosexual Health, and an Advanced Diploma in Couples and Psychosexual therapy from NAOS.
Education and Training
2013 Adv. Dip, Relationship & Psychosexual Therapy, NAOS, London
2012 Cert, Couples Therapy, The Couples Institute, California
2011 Diploma in Psychosexual Health
2007-8 Attachment – Wimbledon Guild for Counselling
2005 Introduction to Narrative Therapy
2004 Cert. Couples Counselling, Metanoia, Ealing
2002 Somatic Trauma Therapy, Chiron, Ealing
1998-present - Numerous short training courses and workshops as continuing professional development
1997 Diploma Counselling (BACP Recognised) Integrative Psychosynthesis, Re.Vision
1993.Cert. (Merit) Creative Arts in Therapy, Institute for Art in Therapy & Education, Islington
1992 Master of Art, Royal College of Art
1972 BA, Univ of New Mexico, Sociology & Anthropology
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
Individual £50 for a 50 minute session.
Couples £70 per hour, sessions usually 1 hour, longer by agreement
There are a few low cost sessions available between 10 am and 4 pm.
Accredited with UK Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (UKAHPP)
Registered with UK Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Member of College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy
10 minutes walk from Barbican and Old St stations. Approx 15 minutes from Farringdon or Angel stations
Buses which pass nearby: 55, 243, 4, 56, 38, 19, 205, 43
There is no waiting room, (but many cafes near by) so please arrive at your appointment time only.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Week-days between 8 am and 8:00 pm
Types of client