I offer one to one and group sessions. My intention is to provide a therapeutic alliance, a safe enough space to provide a hearing, a listening.
We will begin where we are. We can explore your feelings/experiences through talking/art works always coming back to the body.
Being with a committed other, every week is a rare and precious gift to yourself.
This time will be your time.
I am an Integrative practitioner which means I bring everything I know, theoretically and intuitively.
I work in the moment, going back for the young you when older experiences/memories suggest themselves. Discharge of emotions is very welcome.
I am totally committed to giving you and your experiences a full hearing, and therefore change will occur.
I work from a Carl Rogers perspective, I have in mind the Gestalt cycle, and also work with a Cognitive Analytic frame, which includes naming and addressing learnt patterns from the past.
I am registered with HCPC.
I am pleased to say I am now also working from art cabin in Queens wood.Grown ups and young people welcome.
I love my work.
Training, qualifications & experience
Fine Art BA Hons degree 1st class
MA Fine Art
MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
I worked in the mental system as an artist.
I have worked in primary schools as an artist facilitator.
I worked in pupil referral unit, one to one.
I work running therapeutic groups in homeless hostels for 10 years, ongoing.
I am a mother of 30 years.
I have worked in the NHS one to one offering Integrative Art psychotherapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy for 4 years.
I practice 5 rhythms and Contact Improvisation.
I am a Re Evaluation Cocounsellor of 18 years.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- 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 disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
I offer a sliding scale.
I currently work from London Bridge, Turnpike lane, and Crouch End, Queens wood art cabin.
I look forward to hearing from you
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have availability Monday and Tuesday mornings, Thursday afternoons, some evenings. I also work from an art cabin in queens wood on thursday evenings. Please contact me to check.
Types of client