I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist offering a safe and confidential environment to help you address the emotional and practical issues that can overwhelm and interrupt day to day living.
Deciding to see a counsellor can be a hard decision to take. If you are stressed or distressed, perhaps finding it hard to cope, sharing these difficulties in counselling will help you gain a new perspective and give you the experience of being heard, thought about and understood. Everyone is different, I offer short and long term therapy according to your specific needs.
I will provide support for a broad range of emotional issues including: depression and anxiety, relationship problems, work-related stress and life stress stress, health issues, loss and bereavement, trauma and abuse, addictions and compulsive behaviours.
I can can help with difficulties at work and in your personal life and will help you link past experiences, such as early childhood and family relationships, to current problems in order for you to achieve a healthy different perspective and improved relationships.
Counselling is non-judgemental, you are free to express fears and problems which have been previously unexplored. You will have a confidential and professional place for you to understand the issues that brought you to therapy.
The first meeting is an assessment and is longer than a counselling session, in order to give you sufficient time to discuss the kind of therapy that is best suited to you, as well as practical considerations such as length of counselling and a mutually convenient day and time. Whatever is troubling you we will work together to understand, overcome and move forward.
My consulting rooms are in a private City practice, the PCP Psychotherapy and Counselling Centre in London EC3, near Bank tube station. Due to current circumstances I am working online only at the moment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at the University of Oxford gaining a Masters Degree in Psychodynamic Practice, Post Graduate Diploma and Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling.
I work in a private City practice as part of the PCP Counselling and Psychotherapy team and have worked in a large charity organisation.
I work integratively using a range of therapy skills including: Psychodynamic, Integrative, CBT and Mindfulness according to your specific needs.
As a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist I undertake regular supervision and a member of BACP and UPCA working within their codes of Ethics and Practice.
As a member of BACP and UPCA I regularly attend conferences on current thinking and research into psychotherapy as it continues to evolve.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I see clients on weekdays, my hours are flexible from early morning before work to after work in the evenings.