A talking therapy is one of the routes available to you when you’re looking for positive change/improvement in your life.
Perhaps you’ve been thinking, worrying about your relationships, your career or maybe your life in general – and are wondering how to, whether it is possible to, change things for the better?
That’s what therapy is for – to help improve your mental health, your well-being and, by turn, your personal circumstances.
Therapy comes in several varieties and I offer both Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (often known as CBT).
Psychotherapy aims to understand a person’s internal conflicts and how they may impact on their feelings, behaviour and relationships. These conflicts are believed to stem from childhood experiences, past events, with people often unaware of their lasting impact and reach. Psychodynamic psychotherapy aims to uncover and explain these internal conflicts and reduce their impact on everyday life allowing an individual to understand themselves better and make change.
You and your therapist work together in confidential conversation to discover and understand these conflicts and what is happening in your life. Psychotherapy considers that insight / self-knowledge is an essential condition for lasting recovery and change and we may cover a wide range of topics in these conversations. A trusting, consistent relationship with the therapist allows the patient to gradually reveal emotional and behavioural issues which are causing them problems.
In CBT work we focus on distinct, current problems looking for triggers and developing practices which will have impact in the day to day.
Whichever method is chosen, I work with you focussing on what’s happening for you and why, perhaps why it keeps on happening if you’ve noticed things repeating. I’m interested in your concerns, you and your story.
I am an experienced, fully-qualified psychotherapist and counsellor offering a confidential space for us to meet and to work together weekly. I work with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties, as well as individual concerns.
If you choose therapy as you will be discussing personal, sometimes intimate, issues and concerns it’s a priority that you feel confident that the therapist is the right one for you. An important step is for us to meet for an initial conversation of up to 75 minutes. We will talk about what you are hoping for from the therapy, how sessions might be, the practicalities of payments, etc. That is, what we need to give us a sense of whether there is a good fit between us to work together.
This initial meeting is chargeable but if we embark on working together your first session would then be free. This time also allows us to consider what type of approach would suit you best. This can be long- or short-term psychotherapy, or a course of Cognitive ehavioural Therapy.
I’m based near both Liverpool Street and Moorgate stations in London EC2, close to Shoreditch and Bank, and am available during the day (including early mornings) and evenings.
We would meet either face to face or via Skype, depending on what suited you best, at the same time and on the same day each week. There is a sliding fee scale of charges between £70 and £90 for each 50-minute session depending on appointment time and day.
I have been meeting with clients for nine+ years. Before retraining as a therapist, I worked for over twenty years in senior HR roles in a wide variety of organisations (both private and public sector) including roles in Finance, Media (tv and publishing), Energy and Online Retail sectors as well as in the third-sector.
I trained in both psychotherapy and CBT and qualified with the well-respected WPF organisation and hold postgraduate diplomas in Psychodynamic Theory & Practice both from WPF and the University of Roehampton. I am accredited by UKCP, a member of FPC and work to their codes of ethics.
If would like to take your interest further, ask any questions, please get in touch.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a qualified, registered practitioner, I am accredited by UKCP, a member of the FPC, and work to their codes of ethics.
I hold postgraduate diplomas in Psychodynamic Theory & Practice from WPF and the University of Roehampton and trained in both psychodynamic psychotherapy and CBT at WPF Therapy.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Career counselling
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
My fees range from £65-95 per 50-minute session - depending on time of day and day of the week.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime (including early mornings) and evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|