I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist with a long established practice. I offer long and short term counselling and therapy.
I am based in Childs Hill, NW London which is near Golders Green, Hampstead and Cricklewood. There is easy transport to Golders Green and Finchley Road tube stations as well as many busesalong the Finchley Road. Parking is also possible outside.
What I offer
People come to therapy when they are depressed, anxious and unhappy or find themselves repeating the same kind of difficulties, especially in relationships. The issues may be from the past, in the present, or worries about the future. I offer a confidential, non judgemental space in which these problems can be discussed freely and openly and new ways and perspectives can be found.
I have trained both as a psychodynamic counsellor and a Jungian Analyst. This means that I pay attention to the way attachments and repeating patterns from the past influence our choices as well as the relationship that develops between myself and my client. In addition, learning from neuroscience, I am especially interested in the emotional experience as it is felt in the body and the way in which we erect defences to protect ourselves from strong feelings thus limiting our capacity for being fully alive. Many people experience developmental trauma in childhood when repeated experiences create fear and distortion of normal emotional development even if on the surface their life may seem successful. I aim to help people improve their every day life and inner experience.
What to expect
We would arrange an initial consultation to see if this experience of therapy would feel right for you. We would normally then arrange weekly regular sessions so that a relationship of trust can be built. The sessions usually last for 50 minutes.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my training as a Psychodynamic Counsellor at WPF therapy in 1993 and as a Jungian analyst in 1998. More recently I have been learning more about the experiencing of feelings in the body and have been doing some further training in ISTDP which is a way of reaching core difficult feelings more quickly.
I have many years experience of working in the NHS, the Voluntary Sector and in private practice as well as in teaching and supervising both students and experienced practitioners.
I have particular experience of working in Bereavement, in an Eating Disorders Clinic and have worked for many years with doctors in Primary Care.
I am a member of BPC, UKCP and BACP and abide by stringent codes of ethics and confidentiality.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating 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
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
My fees range from £50 - £70 a session.
I am happy to work with issues such as anxiety, depression, loss, bereavement, relationship breakdown, crisis and transition, addiction, infertility, stress and work related difficulties.
I have much experience of and interest in working cross culturally and so welcome anyone of any background. I am also interested in issues of sexuality believing that how people express themselves sexually is very individual and open for exploration.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|