I am a BACP accredited, experienced integrative counsellor offering weekly one-to-one counselling sessions. My style is empathic and sensitive, responsive to what each person brings to the session. It could be a particular problem such as anxiety or depression, or you could be looking for help with a more vague sense of something being wrong.
The integrative nature of my training allows me to choose methods that would be most helpful for you. I blend together humanistic and psychodynamic approaches; use metaphor, image and dreamwork; elements of CBT and mindfulness. The sessions can be supportive, exploratory, or very practical - equipping you with tools that you can use outside of the session.
How does it work?
In my experience, most of our problems in living are in one way or another caused by how we relate to the world around us and how connected we feel to ourselves and others.
Together we can look at your present and past experiences and also at what is happening between us to gain a fresh and tangible insight into what life feels like for you. We would use this information to trace the patterns in your life so that you can see them clearly and make informed choices about them.
My main interest is to look at the connection to one's self and see if there is anything out of sync or blocked, possibly causing feelings such as meaninglessness, anxiety or depression. I would be gently encouraging you to re-integrate those unwanted parts through focusing on breathing and being present and engaged with what is happening while cultivating a compassionate attitude towards it.
I would like to help you to not only find unique solutions to your difficulties, but to support you towards feeling more fully alive, centred and empowered.
I see our work as a collaborative and creative process with the quality of our relationship at it's heart.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling.
In addition to my private practice, I have several years of experience working with a wide range of issues in both long-term and time limited therapy. I have worked as a bereavement counsellor for Brent Bereavement Service and as an integrative therapist for the short-term counselling service at a leading mental health charity.
My background is in teaching, working with children with special educational needs and also in holistic complementary therapies.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Asperger's syndrome
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Relationship problems
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All sessions last 50 minutes and cost £55.
Concessions available in some circumstances.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available on weekdays, some evenings and Saturdays.
Types of client