I believe that within most people is an incredible resilience and capacity to overcome difficulties.
Psychotherapy helps people become more aware of their own resources, enabling them to lead more fulfilling lives.
I’ve been working as a BACP registered psychotherapist for nine years and have a private practice in Angel and Shoreditch.
I work with a diverse range of people with a variety of concerns, all seeking to change or overcome something in their life.
Whether dealing with difficult experiences from the past or making decisions about your current life, understanding how your mind works and why you respond in the way you do, can help you change unwanted behaviours and equip you with tools that are proven to reduce negative and unhelpful thought patterns. Clients regularly report back that the knowledge they learn from therapy helps them to move through difficult times more quickly and to generally feel more calm and in control of themselves.
I work collaboratively and respectfully with clients and tailor the therapy sessions to meet the unique needs of each individual. As a qualified integrative psychotherapist, I draw upon a variety of evidence-based therapeutic models. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy & Mindfulness, both of which are useful for identifying challenging issues and quick, helpful solutions; and Existential, Psychodynamic and Humanistic Therapies which help you gain a greater understanding of yourself and your experiences.
I provide both short and long term psychotherapy. Short term psychotherapy is more solution focused, potentially using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Mindfulness approach to address a particular issue. Long term psychotherapy is an opportunity to gain a deeper insight into your internal world.
Starting therapy can be a daunting process and I offer a free initial assessment lasting 50 minutes. The aim of an initial assessment, is to provide the opportunity for us both to meet, for you to see how I work and to get a sense of what therapy is like. It’s also a space for you to ask any questions you may have about therapy.
For myself, the assessment provides a place where I can gather just a little more information about yourself, what brings you to therapy, and what assistance you are looking for.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified in 2007 with an MA Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling from Regents School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, London. .
In recent years I have completed the following training in Cognitive Behaviourial Therapy (CBT), at the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre,
CBT Assessment and Formulation
CBT Theapeutic Skills
CBT Working with Depression
CBT Health Anxiety
CBT Social Anxiety
CBT Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
In 2013 I completed training in Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET)
In 2013 I completed Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
My work is also informed by personal knowledge and practice of Mindfulness.
I am registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. (BACP)
In 2005 I started work as a trainee Psychotherapist in a counselling centre providing low cost counselling to local residents. Once qualified in 2007, I joined the Helen Bamber Foundation (www.helenbamber.org) where I have been working as a psychotherapist for nine years providing individual and group therapy to people who have been exposed to interpersonal trauma. At the foundation I provide both short term, trauma focused therapy and long term psychotherapy, enabling people to re-engage in a trusting relationship and to rebuild a positive sense of self.
Over the years I have worked with people experiencing a whole range of issues, including a general sadness, loss of direction in life, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, psychosis, sexual abuse, loss of a job, relationship difficulties, loneliness, figuring out what to next, to name but a few. Whatever brings you to therapy, it is important to me, to provide you with a safe, non judgmental environment where you feel free to explore whatever is concerning you and hopefully assist in bringing a sense of relief and balance back into your life.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
All initial assesments are free of charge.
Counselling sessions after that are £75 per session