My approach to psychotherapy is Eclectic and Integrative and I am also a IFS (Internal Family Systems) informed practitioner. Being able to access bodily sensations, feelings and emotions helps us to steer our life forward and creates a sense of self (our being, our center) and what we want to do. A good functioning mind that is flexible and adaptable to new experiences and learning and a body that offers you information is important for overall health and well-being.
My speciality is to work with relationship difficulties and emotional issues, lack of self esteem, loneliness, people with health challenges, mental health issues and adults struggling with issues related to childhood which could be emotional, sexual abuse or neglect.
Having worked as a Rosen Method Somatic Practitioner for many years I bring this experience into the psychotherapy session by paying specific attention to subtle changes in the breath, physical sensations, and the feelings and emotions of the clients as a way of integrating awareness and delving deeper into the body mind, inviting more of unconscious thoughts, core values and feelings to surface during the session time.
Qualities of the heart goes a long way; kindness and acceptance is important in therapy and opens the doorway to safety and more intimacy with self and others. Sometimes we also need someone to challenge our beliefs and address any ‘stuckness’ - set ways of thinking and feelings, so that more of a ‘flow’ - in fact life itself - can move through us in a more light and harmonious way.
Every part of a client is welcome in our therapeutic talks; the parts that feel weak and vulnerable, the parts that are strong and dominant, we also welcome all the different emotions, and sometimes difficult emotions such as hate, grief, despair, anger, jealousy, envy, etc. Over time, clients often find that they start to relate to themselves differently, they become aware of strengths they may not previously have acknowledged, and they have more choice and opportunities to deal with their lives - with more courage and self esteem it is easier to problem solve or get support.
I work both in person or by Zoom or a combination of both on times and days which are workable for both of us. During the week I work from my office in Dunstable and I run a Saturday Clinic in Harley Street where I offer both psychotherapy and Rosen Method Bodywork Sessions. Clients that are Covid-19 cautious and needs to continue with physical distancing can also join me for Saturday therapeutic walks in a London park. The time we set aside for sessions may vary from week to week. For therapy to be effective I aim to provide/nurture an environment of trust and rapport to support the unfolding process.
The service offered is confidential, and for the first session we would discuss what you wanted to explore and hopefully achieve from undertaking psychotherapy. I also offer singular sessions for those clients who wish to explore a specific topic, with possible follow up ad hoc appointments.
"For psyche and body are not separate entities but one and the same life"
C.G. Jung, Collected Works Vol 17
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Interpersonal Relational Skills (with Merit) Birkbeck College, University of London
Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London
Certificate in Rosen Method Bodywork, Rosen Institute, United States
Senior Teacher Certificate in Rosen Method Bodywork, Rosen Institute, United States
Introductory Workshop Teacher and Primary Supervisor, Rosen Institute, United States
MA in Psychotherapy and Healing, Middlesex University
Certificate in CBT/CAT/Mindfulness Therapy, Society for Psychology and Healing
Mental Health Legislation Course - Camden and Islington Mental Health and Social Care Trust
Level 1 Voice Dialogue Facilitator Training
1 year Introductory Course in Group Analysis
Sexuality and Psychotherapy Workshop, IMT Training Institute
Spirituality and Psychotherapy Workshop, IMT Training Institute
Somatic Experiencing and the Emotions Workshop, Peter Levin, Somatic Experiencing
Introductory Workshop in Somatic Experiencing
Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy
Essential Supervison Skills, BPS
Embodied Self Awareness - Wellbeing and Trauma Recovery Practices
Psychopathology for bodyworkers, IMT Training Institute
Minding your Mind, Osiris Montenegro
Facing your Fears, Osiris Montenegro
Love Workshop, Osiris Montenegro
Shadow 1 Workshop, Osiris Montenegro
Internal Family Systems Workshop
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Embodied Self Awareness (ESA); If you are looking for ways in which to 'ground' yourself more fully in your body, psychotherapy paying specific attention to embodied self awareness may be helpful.
Mindfulness of the Body and Feelings
From £60.00 to £80.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
In-person Psychotherapy Session Individuals £50 (50 minutes) in Bedfordshire
Zoom Sessions £60
£70 for in person Psychotherapy Session on Saturdays in Harley Street, London, W1
Rosen Method Somatic Therapy - Accessing the unconscious through Touch and Dialogue £80 (50 minutes).
I run a Psychotherapy Clinic at Harley Street on Saturdays in a light, airy and spacious room where we can meet in a physically distanced manner, or go for a therapeutic walk in a nearby park if you prefer to be in nature. You can also book a zoom appointment during the week or at a weekend, subject to availability.