Private Practice in TW7, Isleworth SW London and Clapham SW9 JX
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I am a qualified and registered integrative psychotherapist and offer short term counselling, long term psychotherapy and a divorce/separation support group in Isleworth South West London.
My aim is it to help people to address their troubles from different angles. First in a more practical way, so that problems could be addressed NOW in a more helpful way. The second layer is to investigate and resolve the deeper reason for this particular issue. So that the new constructive and resolution orientated approach can be sustained and anchored.
I have considerable experience working with clients who seek help for a variety of emotional difficulties including anxiety, depression, panic disorders, family and relational issues, abuse, trauma, loss, low self-esteem and self- worth. I am experienced in both short term counselling and long term therapy, crisis intervention and divorce support groups.
How Therapy Works
As a therapist I provide a safe, warm and non-judgemental space where you can explore and reflect about your thoughts, behaviour and your emotions outside your usual circles of family or friends with a trained professional whom you can trust to keep things completely confidential.
Talking about your issues and difficulties and working them through helps you to develop a new perspective and enables you to identify unconscious negative patterns that have stalled your development and growth. Gaining insight and more understanding can enable you to move forward with increased resources to meet life’s challenges and also to implement positive, long lasting changes in your life.
As we are all unique, my approach to therapy is an integrative one, which means that I draw on a range of knowledge and skills from different established theoretical backgrounds like Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Person Centred Therapy, DBT and Mindfulness. Most important however is that I work in an empowering way that is most suited to every client and that I offer a warm, open, non-judgmental and supportive space where you can be yourself.Therapy is not ‘giving advice’ but is a collaborative process which aims to help you to increase an understanding of your difficulties, to promote growth and to help you to make necessary changes so that you can move forward and build a more satisfying and happier life.
The First Session
It's important you feel comfortable with your therapist, the only way to know this is to meet them. I offer an initial session for a reduced fee. This is a chance for us to meet and have an informal chat about what has brought you to therapy, and what your goals and expectations are, and for you to ask any questions you may have.This initial session is a chance for you to decide how you feel about us working together, with of course absolutely no obligation to do so.
For any questions you may have, or to arrange an initial session please call or email me.
Training, qualifications & experience
- M.A. in Social Anthropology
- MSc Integrative Psychotherapy
- Post Graduate Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychodynamic Counselling
- Registered Member BACP
- Registered Member UKCP
- Facilitator in Group Therapy
- In addition to my private practice I gained extensive experience in working with bereavement at Cruse Bereavement Care, NHS short term therapy, psychiatric placement at Middlesex Hospital including:
- Honorary Therapist at the Metanoia Institute, The Awareness Centre and assessor at Ealing Abbey.
- I am experienced with clients from all walks of life and a wide range of different issues (see below).
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
All sessions last for 50 minutes.
I offer a reduced price initial session for £50 so we can meet and and discuss how we would work together. There is of course no obligation to continue beyond this.
All other sessions are £60
When I work
During day times, evenings, Monday to Friday.
I am experienced in dealing with a variety of cultural backgrounds of my clients and offer counselling and Psychotherapy in English and German.