I have over 20 years experience as a therapist and I am still as interested and attentive with every person I meet. I work towards building a person's confidence and happiness with their place in the world. I have a particular interest in communication and understanding intimate relationships, as well as friendships and relationships with colleagues and extended family.
I often work with people who have experienced trauma or distressing events that still hurt, using EMDR, a form of therapy that heals past trauma more quickly than traditional therapy.
I also work with parents to guide them through the minefield of parenting, using the strategies I have taught in parenting groups I've run for the past 15 years. I can help with the ordinary problems of parenting and also with the more specific challenges of parenting children with special needs. I work with children from secondary school age, having had substantial experience of counselling teenagers.
I believe everyone can benefit from talking with a confidential, trustworthy and experienced therapist, as long as the fit is right. In a counselling environment, solutions to problems and discontent become clearer, past hurts and current pain are eased, and a confident future becomes achievable.
My approach is sometimes deep and sometimes practical, with warmth, humour and a lightnesss of touch ever present in this close and important therapeutic relationship.
Training, qualifications & experience
- 1986 BA Hons in Social Anthropology (Cambridge University)
- 1994 Diploma in Social Work (South Bank University)
- 2004 MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy (Metanoia Insititute)
- EMDR therapy for relieving post traumatic stress
Over the past 20 years, working privately and at West London Action for Children, I have worked with people who have experienced childhood abuse, domestic abuse and unhappy relationships, personally and at work. I work with parents and teenagers and with couples, using a useful model for improving communication.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Parenting. I help guide parents through difficulties with normal everyday parenting and also with the specific demands of parenting children with special needs. I have run parenting groups for many years and use this experience in my individual work with parents.
£65 per individual per 50 minute session
£100 per couple per 75 minute session
Concessions are available.
I offer a free telephone consultation before sessions begin. The number and frequency of sessions are your choice.
My private practice is based in Wandsworth, a five minute walk from Wandsworth Common Rail Station, which is five minutes from Clapham Junction and ten minutes from Victoria Station. There is ample free parking. I offer evening sessions.