I have over twelve years experience of working as an integrative therapist. I work by exploring your past,in particular your attachment style. I help you understand how this has affected your personal and professional relationships as an adult. This knowledge isn’t always available to us in our conscious mind. Some patterns, believes and messages we pick up in our early years, are hidden deep in our unconsciousness. By working together, we make sense of these patterns and messages .Together we explore your inner world, in a unique way which helps you process all the feelings that might be stopping you from moving on and getting what you need from your life and your relationships. Part of the work is also equipping you with tools that can help you turn this awareness and knowledge into positive and constructive actions. This can lead to a more grounded, meaningful and fulfilling existence.
Emotional healing can only start taking place once we allow ourselves to honour and feel the pain, anger and other difficult emotions we tend to avoid, either because they are overwhelming , or we simply don’t know how to deal with them. Healing also requires being vulnerable , building trust and being more kind and compassionate to ourselves. Engaging in counselling is a unique opportunity to start healing, accepting and changing, whilst being emotionally supported by your therapist. It can be an empowering and a life changing experience.
My training is in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy which means I use Psychodynamic and Humanistic theoretical perspectives . I also techniques drawn from both Existential Philosophy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, in order to give you tools that you can use in managing your feelings effectively,
I specialise in working with Anxiety, Attachment Issues, Depression, Trauma and Bereavement .
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I trained as an Integrative Counsellor and I incorporate Psychodynamic , Person Centred and Existential approach in my practice. I started working as a therapist in 2006. I worked in various organisations and charities in London, including working in palliative care with cancer patients, East London Outreach Project charity offering counselling to community members, supporting LGBTQ clients, working with asylum seekers and refuges etc
I work with body and mindfulness too.
I have been in private practice since 2013.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per hour
Some concessions are available for students and clients on low income or benefits. Please contact me for more information.
It can be really hard to start looking for ways to help yourself. Taking the first step towards any change is huge , but it doesn't need to be a lonely and overwhelming experience.Counselling is a unique opportunity to make that change and start working towards different, better way of being and living. Maybe you have been feeling stuck in life for a long time. Or you've been struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, guilt or shame. Maybe you feel isolated and don't have a sense of belonging. Or maybe you just wonder if you're truly happy and content, even if everything seems to be just fine. Whatever the reason, it takes courage and strength to seek some answers, so well done!
If you have no idea what to expect from therapy and how it may help you, or if you just want a bit more information before you make a decision to engage in counselling, please get in touch and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Saturday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|