Hi there, thanks for looking at my profile. I am an experienced therapist and have worked in private practice and the NHS for over 25 years.
Are there things happening in your life right now that just seem too much to cope with?
Suddenly it’s hard to wake up in the morning let alone cope with work, the demands of partners, parents and children and all the million and one things that make life feel like an uphill struggle. You may be going through a painful bereavement, a life crisis, a relationship breakup, or difficulties at work. You may feel anxious, depressed or overwhelmed by something that has happened.
There are times in all our lives when things just aren’t going the way we would like. We face situations that are hard to deal with - things that leave us fearful or depressed, relationships that are a source of painful emotions and stress, feelings of fear, loneliness, anxiety and anger. The people around us are often not able to help and may even add to our stress.
Maybe there isn’t a particular crisis but life just feels mundane and you wonder whether you can ever feel really happy?
You know how it is when you are just “going through the motions” of life; it feels like a treadmill. You just ‘get on with it’ because that’s how life is but you wonder if this is all there is. This might be a time to reflect on your past experiences, how you got to be the person you are and think about making changes in your life.
Is it time you thought about therapy?
During difficult times, therapy is a way of getting help and support. It gives you a place where you can talk about the things that you never talk about to anyone else. It is a place to talk about the stuff that goes round and round in your head, keeping you awake or stopping you from really concentrating on anything.
Therapy helps you unravel your thoughts and gain some insight and understanding into yourself and what is happening. It provides a space for you to find a way forward in your life and to be supported in that process. It can be a way to deal with a particular crisis as well as a way to reflect on your life
What can I do and how do I work?
I can help you to look at what’s happening and work with you to find a way through it all. On your journey, you may find out things about yourself that surprise you and enable you to be more of the person you really want to be and live the life you want to live.
I use a range of different approaches in my work but bring things together in a way that is right for you.
I am able to work both short-term and long-term, depending on your needs. I can work with you more than once a week if you would find that helpful.
I have a lot of experience working with bereavement, loss and grief. This includes anyone bereaved by suicide, murder, road accident, sudden and unexpected death as well as all forms of pregnancy loss.
I am also experienced working with people who have had difficulties in childhood that continue to affect them as adults. This may be as a result of abuse, bullying or other problems.
I have an interest in Jungian ideas but I am not a Jungian analyst. I can help you to learn to live more consciously and to try to make better choices rather than reacting to life's circumstances out of fear, anger, depression or hurt.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Transpersonal Counselling and Psychotherapy (De Montfort University, 2001)
- Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (CCPE, 2000)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology (The Open University, 1997)
- Developing Supervision Skills (BAP, 2004)
I am a registered and accredited member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
I am also a UKCP-registered Supervisor and on their Supervisor Directory. I can offer clinical supervision to both trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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 work with people who are dying and with their family members.
Adult psychotherapy, £65 for a 50-minute session (negotiable rates for increased frequency); £55 for counsellors and psychotherapists on recognised training courses.
Supervision, £75 for a 50-minute session; £60 for counsellors and psychotherapists on recognised training courses.
I am able to offer some evening sessions.
Please note that during the current restrictions, I am mostly working on Zoom but I do have some face-to-face sessions available.
I work according to the UKCP Code of Ethics and Practice.
I work from comfortable premises in South Woodford, just a short walk from South Woodford underground station (Central Line).