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.
Sometimes the world can feel a harsh and lonely place, none of us are 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 using 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 learned patterns from the past.
I am registered with HCPC
I am a co-counselor of 20 years
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
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- 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 attacks
- 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
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have availability Monday and Tuesday mornings on Harley Street, Thursday afternoons and some evenings. Please contact me to confirm.
Types of client