Life throws so many challenges at us all. You may be affected by stress, depression, anxiety, loss, the death of a baby, ante-natal or post-natal depression or conflicts at work. You may be in crisis now or perhaps you have been unhappy about your life for a while without knowing why nor how to fix it? Perhaps you are feeling lost, lonely and struggling to sustain good relationships?
Therapy can offer a safe, non-judgmental and private space to explore your difficulties, where they might have come from, how to change patterns of behaviour and ways to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and sustain better relationships with those close to you.
I work with adults - women and men- on a one-to-one basis, generally in weekly 50 minute sessions, in open-ended therapy or in shorter term work (a fixed period of time generally to focus on a particular issue that needs urgent attention). In an initial session or two we can decide what type of therapy best fits your needs. How long therapy will last depends on you; we keep that under review as we go forward.
I have a special interest in issues around parenting, such as ante-natal and post-natal anxiety and depression; still birth; miscarriage; infertility; fears around pregnancy and birth; parenting challenges and so on. I can put you in touch with other support groups on these issues to support you alongside therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified as a pyschodynamic psychotherapist. In addition to my private practice, I am a Women's Health Counsellor at a major London hospital in a service attached to the maternity and gynaecology departments.
Previously I have been a human rights lawyer, a Citizen's Advice Bureau advisor and a mediator and I bring many of these skills to my therapy work.
I am accredited with BACP and UKCP and work according to their Codes of Ethics and their professional requirements, especially as regards supervision and Continuing Professional Development.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
miscarriage; infertility; ante-natal anxiety and depression; post-natal depression; still birth; parenting issues
Fees for regular therapy sessions are generally £70 per session.
I can occasionally offer concessions for students, people who are unemployed, low waged or who have other exceptional financial constraints. Please ask.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
EC1 Monday and Wednesday daytime and evenings N8 Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday daytime and evenings
Types of client