I am a qualified person-centered therapist. I work with individuals who are straight, gay, queer, bi, asexual, questioning and all genders including cis, trans, intersex, non-binary, genderqueer and gender questioning people. There are no issues I cannot support you with.
I have experience of a wide variety of different problems such as; anxiety, low mood, end of life, chronic illness, disability, parenting, break up, trauma, sexual abuse, addictions, low self-esteem and relationship issues. The people I have helped have had feelings that range from mild upset or worry, through intense levels of distress and despair.
Working in a person-centered way, I will offer you empathy, acceptance and warmth as you explore what has brought you to counselling. I am interested in your thoughts and feelings and I want to understand your world and how things are for you. Working together we will explore your world and it is possible you will gain greater self-awareness and understanding.
Life can be difficult and confusing and people come to therapy for all sorts of reasons. Counselling can provide the support needed to find ways of making meaningful and positive changes in one’s life; it allows people to discuss their problems and any difficult feelings they encounter in a safe, confidential environment.
Training, qualifications & experience
B.A. Hons degree in Person-Centred Counselling from Metanoia Institute, Ealing, London.
Certificate in Counselling Skills – Person-Centred Approach (ABC Awards) from City Lit Institute, Holborn, London.
Certificate in DSA MHM QAG from the Royal Holloway University of London and I am a member of the University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN)
I have worked as a counsellor for the NHS in a GP surgery. I currently work as a Specialist Mental Health Mentor at University of the Arts London. (UAL)
I work at East London Out Project (ELOP), a specialist LGBTQ charity offering counselling and group support in Walthamstow, East London.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
LGBT and non binary
Counselling sessions are typically once a week for 50 minutes. I offer a free initial 30-minutes consultation on the phone which gives us the opportunity to explore and understand the presenting issues, to discuss how the counselling process works and to see if we would be able to work together in a therapeutic way.
Fees are £50 per 50-mins session. I offer a sliding scale for students and artists. (£30-£50) per 50-minute session.
I have a particular interest and experience in supporting creatives such as: artists, writers, poets, musicians, singers, actors and architects and the potential issues that the creative block or the feelings of not being good enough can bring.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client