My training is integrative and relational. ‘Integrative’ means that I incorporate understandings drawn from several schools of psychotherapy (the humanistic, existential, psychodynamic and somatic) into the way I work. I believe that each one of us is unique, so I tailor my approach to meet your individual needs.
Working ‘relationally’ reflects my belief that we evolve through relationship. It is in relationship that we learn how safe it is to be in the world, what we can expect from others, and how to relate to our own needs. The therapeutic relationship offers a chance to discover not just who you’ve become, but a safe space to try out new ways of being.
Please do not hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions or would like to arrange an initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their code of ethics. I hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Minster Centre in London and an MA in Graduate Liberal Studies from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.
I have experience working with a wide range of clients and issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, transition, self-esteem, work stress, sexuality, identity, illness, family and relationship issues.
Before becoming a counsellor I worked in the arts, educational and charitable sectors, and once ran my own jewellery studio. I have lived in several countries, am of dual heritage and bring all these diverse experiences to the way I work. I am deeply committed to honouring the diversity of humankind. I offer an LGBTQ inclusive space.
What happens after contacting me?
I will offer the opportunity for us to have a brief telephone chat during which you can tell me a little about yourself and what you hope to get out of therapy and you can ask me some preliminary questions. Some people find this useful as it gives them a sense of me and how I work. Others are less comfortable on the phone and prefer to meet in person without speaking first.
If, after the brief chat or email correspondence, we feel we'd like to meet to discuss things further I will offer you an assessment session.
Assessment sessions last 50 minutes and offer us the opportunity to get to know each other a little better. I will want to learn more about you including about your family, work, health and support networks. We'll talk about why you are seeking therapy at this point in your life and what you hope to gain from it. You can ask any questions you may have about therapy and how I work.
By the end of the assessment session we should both have a better understanding of if we think we can work together, if therapy might be a helpful and what you would like to focus on. If you feel you'd like to go ahead and I think that I can help we'll make an appointment to have our first session.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
In addition to those areas listed above, I have experience of and interest in working with:
- people working in creative fields (i.e. artists, writers, film makers, performers, etc.)
- issues around identity and nationality
I see clients in Walthamstow E17. My fees are £60 for a 50 minute session.
I offer the first session at a reduced rate of £30 to give us an opportunity to meet and see if we feel that we can work together.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I currently have availability Wednesday during the day and Thursday during the day and evening.
Types of client