I offer one to one and group sessions. In private practice.
I have many years of life experience, working in the mental health system, schools and hostels.
I am a co counsellor of 20 years
Sometimes the world can feel a harsh and lonely place, none of us is really alone, although it can feel that way. We might begin to feel depressed, hopeless and anxious. We can not get the lives we want on our own.
You can reach out and get the help you need.
We will work together to develop a therapeutic alliance, a safe enough space for you to feel listened to, and heard.
We will begin where we are. We can explore your feelings and experiences through talking and through expressing your feelings through art materials, sometimes just getting the stuff from our heads onto paper can be a big relief.
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, intuitively and emotionally.
I work in the moment, going back for the young you when older experiences and 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 problems
- 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