I am an experienced, qualified psychotherapist working with diverse clients of all ages (over 16+) & from many different backgrounds and offer discrete & confidential counselling.
For my first profession I have enjoyed a long career in the music & entertainment industry, both in the UK & USA, working closely and directly with highly creative individuals (musicians and artists) & I bring this experience & specialty to my counselling work.
I offer sessions for both short-term (usually about 6-10 sessions) and longer term work. I can offer early morning, daytime sessions and evenings located in either Central London or Chiswick, London W4. Currently working online.
For clients that travel frequently I can work in a combination of face to face & online.
How I work
The focus of the work will be to explore the concerns and issues you may have in a confidential, safe and supportive setting. The work will be collaborative with the aim to help you understand more about who you are, who you want to be and how to express that.
While we each carry our own hopes and expectations, sometimes our lives can feel empty and/or confusing, and we may struggle to find a clear sense of direction. Counselling can be a big part of our growth and discovering the right approach to our own life; our relationship with ourself, relationships' with others & with our personal & working environments.
Issues I can help with include
- Career, profession & life direction (including specialist creative/artistic areas)
- Eating disorders,
- Estrangement & Family
- Traumatic events
- Chronic Illnesses (eg: Chronic Fatigue, M.E, Lyme disease) / Somatic difficulties (emotional struggles & their physical manifestations)
- Harley Street, W1
- Chiswick Park/Gunnersbury Station
The first session allows me to find out what is going on for you, and assess with you your goals how many sessions you may require and whether we are a good fit to work together (this can sometimes take more than one session).
Finding a therapist to work with can be extremely daunting, so I am happy to organise an initial phone conversation with you, without commitment or fee payable, during which we will be able to discuss how I can help you & i can answer any initial questions you may have.
I am interested in working with individuals who work in the creative fields eg: musicians artists, actors, writers
I am also interested in working with people from Black and Ethnic Minority backgrounds and members of sexual minorities.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist with a Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, MBACP Reg #373396, and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Counselling Professions.
Prior to psychotherapy training, I have worked for many years in the music & entertainment industry, both in the UK & USA working closely with highly creative people
Creative individuals can often struggle with an intense connection with their emotions that allows them to connect with a wide audience but in accessing this personal creative expression, combined with commercial demands can become overwhelming, adding to any difficulties that may also be part of their story. I find my experience and knowledge of this area to be very helpful when working in a therapeutic relationship. Our own self expression is a fundamental aspect of who we are whether it is something that is part of our professional lives or not.
Psychotherapy should feel supportive but also challenging to enable your life to take on a different course and meaning. In our work together we will identify any negative patterns and work on ways that can open your life to new possibilities.
I also spent 3 years working as a senior volunteer for the Samaritans in New York City and I have worked as an honorary counsellor for 3 years at a large NHS GP Surgery in London. I have also worked as counsellor at a charity centre assisting female ex-offenders.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Creativity & Artistic: eg. Musicians, actors, authors
Fees: Please contact me
Vitality Health Insurance approved
Aetna Global Benefits approved
AXA PPP Healthcare approved
Please contact me regarding discount sessions for students, hardship, furloughed & longer term work.
Cancellation Policy : 48 hours notice
Concessions offered for
Finding a therapist to work with can be extremely daunting, so I am happy to organise an initial 20 minute phone or video conversation with you, with no commitment or fees payable.