How I work
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.
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. Another aspect of my work is co-facilitation at Talking Sense, a Hearing Voices Group which is for those with lived unusual sensory experiences. I approach our work with honesty and understanding and clients can feel safe in their personal exploration.
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 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.
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.
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
- Carer support
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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).
Sessions last 50 minutes or 1 hour and full cost is £55 or £65 respectively. However I am happy to discuss pricing if you do not work full time/are on a limited income.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please contact me to discuss availability.
Types of client