Life can be so much more overwhelming than we often admit, and reaching out for support is no easy task. So well done on getting this far- you don't have to struggle alone anymore.
The therapy I offer is an opportunity to share your truth in the compassionate, non-judgemental space I hold for you each week. I endeavour to be alongside you with whatever it is you need to share, whatever the emotional weather. Together we begin to question old narratives that no longer serve you and look at how you operate in the world and in relationship with others.
Alain de Botton explains: "For their part, therapists are unshockable, and without any desire to moralise: they know human nature and their own minds, deeply enough never to be surprised." With open ears and an open mind, I'm here to listen. My training is in Integrative Psychotherapy and my background is in music and the Arts.
It may be nerve-wracking at first, but my hope is that we can quickly turn this into a safe environment where you feel supported and above all else, understood.
Training, qualifications & experience
My theoretical orientation is Integrative and Relational and as such, unique to the particular alchemy of you and I in the room together. The Integrative approach is neuroscientifically informed and therapists are trained in a range of theoretical models as well as rigorously challenged around the personal experience they bring to the table as a subject. There is a dual underpinning which informs the process, namely a foundation of Psychodynamic theory alongside a more Humanistic, client-centred approach in the room. I am also informed by Attachment Theory and Body Psychotherapy.
My BA was in English Literature, which fostered a love and compassion for people and their stories as well as igniting a desire to understand them better. I went on to study an MA in Fine Art, then was a musician for several years. Nowadays, my creative life has found its most natural resting place in the art of psychotherapy. This may simply manifest in our conversation, and what is weaved together in that interaction. However, I am very much open to working with your preferred forms of expression or even experimenting with modes you have yet to explore, as we work together towards an understanding of the meaning you make of your life.
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Minster Centre and have experience of working with: anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, childhood sexual abuse, major life changes, identity, GSRD (Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity) relationships and further issues of diversity and difference.
I have particular experience working in bereavement and substance abuse services and have worked with clients of all ages (18+).
Member organisations *
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Initial consultation - £40
My standard fee is £70 per 50minute session, but please get in touch to discuss as I do operate a sliding scale and hold a couple of reduced fee slots.
Concessions offered for
My consulting room is within easy access of London transport- Kentish Town underground, overground and buses. Parking is available for free after 6:30pm.