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)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Concessions offered for
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.
When we work
I have morning, afternoon and evening slots available.
My consulting room is within easy access of London transport- Kentish Town underground, overground and buses. Parking is available for free after 6:30pm.