How I work
Flexibility is hugely important for successful work, this is not a "one size fits all" approach. If you are comfortable in our work, that’s when change begins to occur. Together we produce a space for reflection which is as unique as you.
As an integrative therapist I tailor our sessions for you as an individual, this includes elements from a variety of traditional talking therapies such as CBT, Psychodynamic, Gestalt and Person-centred.
If appropriate I may bring in use of meditation, ritual and imagination. This can be something as simple as a breathing exercises or something more involved to acknowledge a change in your life.
I have worked with individuals living with grief, anxiety, depression, relationship trauma and self-harming behaviour. A lot of my work has focussed on carers, bereavement, suicide and end of life experiences. I approach our work with honesty and understanding and clients can feel safe in their personal exploration.
Another aspect of my background is co-facilitation at Talking Sense, a Hearing Voices Group which is for those with lived unusual sensory experiences. The group normalises these experiences by recognising they exist on a continuum and is respectful of each individual's understanding of their own lived experience. We meet in non-medical setting and support those who attend to discuss, explore and understand their experiences in a stigma-free capacity.
I have spent over 10 years working to promote mental and emotional wellbeing, while offering support for those who are vulnerable. I have worked on festival sites, community care centres, an NHS GP surgery and in a hospice.
My non-therapeutic experience includes many years in both a corporate and startup environment, so I have an understanding of the pressures each of these careers can place upon the individual. I am empathetic to the relationship dynamics within the workplace and how impactful on someone’s emotional and mental life they can be.
You can call me for a free 10 minute phone conversation about your reasons for considering psychotherapy and to discuss the ways in which I work. Alternatively, you can contact me via email.
Psychotherapy provides an opportunity to discuss past or present experiences or situations which may be causing us concern or distress. Psychotherapy encourages us to not only identify immediate causes of distress, but also to understand the reasons underlying them, providing us with a better understanding of ourselves, our past experiences and the relationships we have with others. It provides us with different choices and a greater awareness of the choices we have available.
I strongly believe that psychotherapy can offer everyone something valuable and meaningful. Whether it is the space for your story to be heard, the stability to work through a past traumatic event, or the partnership needed to help foster and develop deeper self-exploration and understanding.
It can be difficult to talk about your experiences and what is causing you distress – even if you have had therapy before. Whatever your reasons for seeking psychotherapy, I can provide you with a safe, open and stable space for you to explore your thoughts feelings and experiences, and facilitate the work we will be doing together.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and CPD
- PG dip in integrative humanistic counselling (2016)
- MBCT for depression (2015)
- NVQ in mental health care in the community (2011)
- Freud and philosophy (2018)
- Accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP) (2017)
- Sex and intimacy in bereavement (2016)
- Mourning and bereavement support in the digital age (2016)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (2015)
- Time-limited counselling (2015)
- Psychiatry, psychopathology and psychodynamics (2015)
- Neuroscience, attachment and therapeutic alliance (2015)
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and of the Hearing Voices Network.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
I am based at the Old Fire Station, 10 minutes walk from Old Street station and 15 minutes from Liverpool Street. The room is comfortable and private, but please note there are stairs (although the building does have a lift).
I am available on Friday afternoons and evenings curently. Sessions last 50 minutes or 1 hour and cost £50 or £60 respectively.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available on Friday afternoons and evenings currently.
Types of client