Whether you are in crisis, struggling at this challenging time, or wanting to experience a better quality of life – I offer long-term psychotherapy, creative therapy (indoors and outdoors), and short-term work focussed on specific issues.
My practice is inclusive: all bodies, genders and experiences are welcome.
I bring natural warmth and creativity to my work as a therapist. As an Integrative Psychotherapist I draw on a range of approaches to meet your individual needs, though I believe it is the relationship we create and shape together that forms the healing basis of the work.
Compassionate and curious conversation can support you to make sense of challenging or confusing circumstances, for greater freedom from painfully repetitive feelings, thoughts and behaviours. Together, we can create the space you need to come to terms with life losses, changes and transitions.
We can consider the relationships in your life, past and present – including the relationship you have with yourself, where self-esteem and self-image may be issues. We can explore the cultural, social and spiritual aspects of your lived experience.
Where words fail or get in the way, I offer the possibility of creative expression. Working with various art materials, music, movement and bodily sensation, we can give expression to our feelings and thoughts in ways that simply ‘talking about’ our issues may not touch on. Exploring our issues creatively can be deeply empowering. Working in this way supports holistic, natural change and growth.
Time spent outdoors in green spaces can leave us feeling more at ease, more available for connection, more vitally in touch with who and how we are, and more able to weather whatever life brings. If this speaks to you, we can explore working outside together or ‘walking and talking’ therapy.
No previous experience of working creatively or outdoors is necessary – just a willingness to try.
My practice is trauma informed, and where necessary we will work with somatic resources to support your sense of safety, and your post-traumatic growth.
I am a fully accredited member of the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) and United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed a rigorous 4-year training in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy at the Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education, passing with distinction.
For the last 17 years I have worked therapeutically in a number of residential social care and NHS settings, including mental health and forensic facilities.
Having worked in Palliative Care, I am passionate about exploring ways of being with loss and bereavement.
I am a qualified Open Floor Movement Teacher and Therapist and run regular classes and workshops.
Prior to my professional training I studied Theology and Creative Writing.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
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
I charge £70 per session.
I offer concessions for key workers, students and those on low incomes.
Concessions offered for
How to start?
If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to arrange an initial consultation, please feel free to contact me by email or phone. If I can't be reached immediately, I will get back to you as soon as I can.
How to get here:
My practice space is located on Mare Street in Hackney and is accessible by:
Bus: 26, 55, 106, 254.
Tube: Central Line to Bethnal Green, and then by bus (106, 254) or 15 minutes walk from the Tube Station. District Line to Whitechapel and then by bus (254, 106) from outside the station.
Rail: The nearest station is London Fields which provides onward connections to Liverpool Street, Walthamstow, Chingford and beyond.