I have some 20 years of experience as a therapist and I am still as interested and attentive with every new person I meet. I work towards building a person's confidence and sense of their place in the world. I have a particular interest in communication and understanding intimate relationships.
I often work with people who have experienced distressing relationships or events that still hurt, using EMDR, a form of therapy that heals past trauma more quickly than traditional therapy. EMDR is also effective for reducing anxiety and dissolving negative beliefs we hold about ourselves.
In addition, I work with parents to guide them through the minefield of parenting, using the strategies I taught in parenting groups for 15 years. I work with young people, 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 more confident future becomes achievable.
My approach is sometimes deep and sometimes practical. People comment on how my warmth, insight, humour and flexibility are 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 Institute
- EMDR therapy for relieving post traumatic stress
Over the past 25 years, working privately and at West London Action for Children, I have worked with people who have experienced childhood trauma, domestic abuse and unhappy family or intimate relationships. I work with parents and teenagers and with couples, using a practical 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.
EMDR. I frequently use EMDR, eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing, as a therapy that resolves deeply held negative beliefs about ourselves linked to past events or traumas.
Concessions offered for
£70 per session
Occasional concessions are available.
The number and frequency of sessions are your choice.
I work Monday to Friday, including some evening sessions, face-to-face and on Zoom. Please email anytime and I will respond as soon as I can.
My private practice is based in Wandsworth, a five minute walk from Wandsworth Common Rail Station, close to Clapham Junction and ten minutes from Victoria Station. There is free parking. I offer some evening sessions.