I understand this is a very uncertain time for everyone.
I am currently working online or by telephone with most clients. Where people are unable to work online, or find it difficult, I am offering in person sessions whilst keeping as much distance and ventilation as possible to comply with government health guidelines.
Information about Psychotherapy
I provide an open and receptive environment for whatever you might bring, and give you space to talk freely and be heard.
About your situation
You may find yourself unhappy with how things are and you want them to be better. Perhaps troublesome thoughts, feelings and behaviours are repeating over and over. It may be frustrating to consider that life is passing by and you are not making the most of it
These are some common issues where I find psychotherapy is effective:
- repetitive patterns of anxiety, depression and distress
- feelings of low confidence and low self-worth, a sense of not reaching goals
- trouble in relationships with a partner, family or friends, or finding it hard to form new relationships
How psychotherapy can help
A basis of mindfulness (paying attention to your experience of the present moment) provides stability and openness.
As you talk freely to a skilled listener, you may find that you can look more deeply into your concerns, and explore with a sense of kindness and clarity. This allows you to see and understand aspects of your life that have been difficult or confusing. When this happens, you can start to let go of unwanted patterns and live life with greater enjoyment and satisfaction.
Through our work together we aim to increase:
- enjoyment in your day to day life
- feeling OK with who you are
- a sense of safety and security
- the energy to get on with the things that are important to you
The nature of this work and the time it takes will be different for everyone. We determine the pace and depth of work that feels right for you.
To find out more...
If this sounds right for you, there are a few things you can do to explore further.
You can find out more about my psychotherapy work on my website (link above).
You can call (07909107447) or email (use the red button). I would be happy to discuss your needs and answer any questions that you may have, with no cost or commitment to proceed further.
You can arrange to meet for an initial consultation. During an initial consultation we can talk in depth about your situation and how we could work together to improve it. By the end of the initial session we aim to agree if we would like to continue working together.
If we decide to work together, the ongoing sessions will be 50 minutes long and will be provided on a weekly basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters degree in Core Process Psychotherapy from the Karuna Institute / Middlesex University (2007). Core Process Psychotherapy (established in 1982) is one of the original mindfulness-based psychotherapy training programs.
I have practiced mindfulness for over 20 years.
I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics.
In addition I worked supporting families with young children, including facilitating parenting programmes, in Hackney for 10 years.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £60 for a weekly session. I offer some concessionary places for people on low income.
Please feel free to give me a call or email me to discuss your needs and ask any questions that you may have.