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I am a psychotherapist with many years experience having worked with a variety of people, from all over the world, in a range of settings including a University Counselling service. I have worked as a supervisor for a leading charity that provides counselling training for students.
I work long term and also offer short term counselling depending on your needs. I run my private practice from consulting rooms in East Finchley and in Northaw, Potters Bar. The sessions takes place in quiet comfortable therapy rooms. There is free parking on surrounding streets and easy access via public transport.
Counselling can help you explore and clarify whatever is worrying you. Everyone experiences difficulties and challenges at some point in their lives. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, experiencing panic attacks feeling sad or just not able to pin point exactly what you are experiencing at the moment. You do not have to face these feelings alone.
Talking through your issues with me can help you find new ways of thinking which can lead to great self understanding and change. I offer a non judgemental compassionate space which is confidential and separate from work, social and family life. Key to my way of working is the importance of the relationship I will build with you so that you feel understood and heard.
I will help you gain a better understanding of aspects of your life and your relationships which you may not have been able to consider before, or which you may not have been aware of. This can be a way of gaining clarity and enabling change as well as relieving distress. Problems and difficulties that are not addressed are unlikely to disappear by themselves.
If you would like to have an informal chat with me to discuss any questions you may have please don't hesitate to ring me on 07734 928110 or email me
Training, qualifications & experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, University of Hertfordshire, 2006
MA in Counselling, Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2009
Diploma in Clinical Supervision, CPPD, School of Counselling, 2017
In the past, I worked in a primary school to provide emotional support in the school environment. This involved working creatively with children using materials to enable them to express their feelings through play. In addition to this I have experience of working in a Healthy Living Centre offering short and long term counselling to clients with a wide range of emotional issues.
I am a registered practitioner with BUPA WPA and AVIVA for private health insurance.
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£65.00 - £85.00
Free initial telephone session
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My approach to therapy is based upon psychodynamic principles which means that therapy takes into account unconscious processes and repeated patterns as they are manifested in an individual’s present behaviour. Psychodynamic therapy helps to facilitate self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behaviour.