No matter who or where we are in our lives, many of us find ourselves facing challenges that disrupt our sense of emotional wellbeing. Whether we feel we’re in crisis, anxious, stuck, depressed or unable to live life to our fullest potential, whether we’re having difficulty in intimate relationships, with friends, at work or with family, each of us comes to therapy with their own unique story, requiring a sensitive approach with qualified professional.
My therapeutic approach is integrative and intersectional, so I understand how structural inequality can impact on mental, physical & spiritual health and wellbeing. My belief is that we heal through relationship, so my hope is that through our time working together I will support you to become more deeply connected to the person you want to be. It’s easy to lose sight of this fundamental human need if emotional and physical abuse, loss, addiction and others’ disregard for our unique identities make us feel worn down, anxious and overwhelmed.
I work with a diverse range of clients and because I've been working in the arts and media industries for over twenty years, I also understand the particular kinds of pressures experienced by those who work as writers, authors, editors, academics and journalists; in media, modelling, fashion, film, TV, and the literary and visual arts.
At present, I offer short and long term weekly counselling and psychotherapy. If you would like to contact me to arrange an initial consultation or to ask any questions you may have, do email me by the 'email me' option. My hourly rate is £65-£75 and I offer lower cost slots when possible. Please feel free to ask about these when you make your enquiry.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at The Minster Centre for 6 years and obtained a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy. My dissertation explores the experiences of intersex clients in therapy. My approach is relational and integrative which means I integrate aspects of different theoretical approaches into our work, paying attention to what is going on between us and adapt to the particular needs of each client.
I worked as a volunteer for two years with young adults aged 16 - 25 at the young people's charity Step Forward in London. There I worked with clients on an open-ended basis for varying lengths of time, who came from a range of faith communities, race and class backgrounds, many of whom were exploring their gender and sexual identities as well as other issues.
I have also volunteered for 18 months at LGBTIQ charity London Friend offering time-limited counselling to a range of clients, many of whom had experienced profound trauma in their countries of origin as a result of homophobic laws and who came to Britain and who experienced further trauma and racism as they went through the asylum treadmill. Others were struggling with addictions, chemsex, bereavement, gender identity. anxiety and eating disorders.
Clients who've worked with me say that they feel listened to and seen for who they are in a non-judgemental space where together we thoughtfully reflect on problems and come to a place of greater understanding, self-acceptance or resolution. The therapeutic journey is bound to stir things up as well as bring some clarity and change, and it's my hope that clients will leave therapy feeling they understand and accept themselves better, feeling more robust and connected to their agency.
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
I also offer Lifespan Integration therapy which is particularly helpful in the clearing of a wide range of traumas, including emotional neglect and abandonment. Through this gentle and powerful technique I have helped clients to address issues such as self esteem, anxiety, self-confidence, relationship difficulties (family of origin, romantic, friends and workplace relationships) and emetophobia (fear of feeling or being sick). These sessions cost £60-£90 and often require 60-90 minutes.