My approach to psychotherapy is Integrative. My professional focus and interest is related to Embodiment, the importance of the relationship between Body and Mind.
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 of the clients as a way of integrating awareness and delving deeper into the body mind, inviting more of unconscious thoughts and feelings to surface during the session time.
I work both in person or by Zoom or a combination of both on times and days which are workable for both of us. 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 explore the inner life of feelings/relationship/issues. Right now during Covid-19 I am only available online.
The service offered is confidential, and to start we would set up an initial interview to discuss what you wanted to explore and hopefully achieve from undertaking psychotherapy. If you felt comfortable and ready to start we would then schedule 6 sessions followed by a review to explore if we felt that the work was purposeful and in line with your expectations. 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
Psychophamacology 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
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
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
Psychotherapy Session Individuals £50 (50 minutes) in Bedfordshire and £60 in London.
Rosen Method Somatic Therapy - Accessing the unconscious through Touch and Dialogue £70 (50 minutes).
Concessions offered for
I run a Rosen Method Practice in London at the North London Buddhist Centre, N7 on Thursdays from 5-8pm. This practice is currently on pause due to Covid-19. Other ad hoc times are also available.