Welcome. Whatever has brought you to scroll these profiles, the right therapeutic relationship can help you be heard, seen and understood. I love and value this work and I know that transformation is possible. I'm a Creative Psychotherapist with a strong foundation in psychodynamic theory and strong integrity in my practice. I am available for private work on weekdays and evenings.
People come to therapy for a variety of reasons. You may have reached a crisis point. Perhaps you feel stuck or lost in life, or you are frustrated with repeated patterns you can't seem to shift. Maybe you are navigating changes, have experienced a profound loss, or find yourself struggling in these uncertain times. These crisis moments are often a call to personal growth and development, and sometimes to find a new path in life.
I can offer you support, respect and understanding in a safe and non-judgemental space. Most people find me easy to talk to though you might also benefit from creative work when words are not enough or seem hard to find.
Sessions begin with talking and, if you feel comfortable, creativity through the body, mind and imagination. Creativity can help us heal difficult emotions and discover hidden truths.
Your story and your journey are unique and nobody knows better than you how it is to be you. My offer is to listen, and to accompany you in a safe and supportive way, with curiosity and care, on your journey to heal and grow. You are fully welcome.
I hold sessions in person, online and also out outdoors in nature. Get in touch by phone or email to book a free half hour consultation and to learn more.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters in Dramatherapy, from the University of Roehampton.
I have certificates in: the Foundations of Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Centre of Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, and REBT (a form of CBT) from the College of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies.
I have developed my therapeutic voice through hours of professional development studies, including trauma work, polyvagal theory, Jungian analysis, embodiment practices, suicide prevention training, work around bereavement and loss, and specific work around shame, anxiety and self-esteem.
I have a wide range of client experience, with people of all ages and different emotional and psychological needs. I have worked in the NHS in in-patient psychiatric care, as well as supporting Looked After (adopted) children, adolescents with complex social, emotional and mental health needs. My private practice is individual work with adults.
Registered / Accredited
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
I offer a FREE 30 minute consultation (online).
Sessions are £50 per session.
I offer a 60 minute session (many therapists offer 50 minute sessions, but it is my preference to use a full hour; this extra time allows more space and depth for the work and avoids having to hurry the session to a close).
I have a background in martial arts and have practised Shaolin kung fu, t'ai chi and Qi Gong for close to 20 years. I draw on some of the embodied practices, including breathwork and meditative techniques in my therapy work.