Going to therapy can be daunting and especially challenging. It can feel frightening to explore old wounds and perhaps, in the process, even discover new ones that maybe you didn’t even know were there.
What can be even more challenging than going to therapy however is to live with fear, anxiety, and sadness. And although most people can find ways to manage the loneliness and anxiety of everyday life, it tends to keep finding ways to seep through once again.
Therapy cannot promise that you will never feel depressed or anxious again. But it can give you the tools and the environment that you might need to flourish and learn more about yourself and the way you relate to others around you. It can be a safe place where you can feel that another person has you in mind, and wants to empathetically listen to you, and challenge you, with your best intentions in mind.
The sad reality is that what happened in the past, cannot change. A person that left us, a parent that hurt us, someone that loved us too much or too little, an accident, a bad sexual experience, a fight, a bad diagnosis. There are so many things, that can go through our minds and still hurt us every day. What I am hoping to help you with, is to allow yourself to understand the past, and how it has affected you and perhaps get to a point that, although it would be better if these bad things didn’t happen, you can still feel secure and whole despite the fact that they did.
If you think you want to give therapy a chance, feel free to send me an email, and we can arrange a brief phone call to see how I could help you and whether I am the right therapist for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Counselling at Goldsmiths University
- Foundation Year at the Institute of Psychoanalysis
- BsC(Hons) in Psychology at Birkbeck University
- Experience working in the NHS
- Experience working in charities
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £70.00 to £80.00
When I work