I offer a safe and confidential space whether you come for couple or for individual therapy. My experience is that we turn to therapy in a crisis and that we want something different for ourselves. We might experience some kind of relationship difficulty or a major life event or face an important transition. My belief is that through therapy we can discover who we are and create more satisfying relationships to ourselves and to others.
I have been working in private practice as a psychotherapist for over 20 years initially with individuals and later on with couples. I have been running groups as well as residential workshops since 2004 and I have also worked as a tutor on the Spectrum Counselling Skills Course. Alongside working from home in Muswell hill, north London I practiced at Spectrum, a therapy centre for humanistic psychology, from 2002 until 2020 when the centre closed. Since then I have based my practice in Muswell Hill, north London.
My orientation is humanistic psychotherapy and I draw on a number of theories such as Gestalt theory and formative psychology as developed by Stanley Keleman.
I am Swedish and married to an Englishman which offers me a cross-cultural experience.I am a parent. Before training to become a psychotherapist I worked as a lawyer in the City.
Training, qualifications & experience
Spectrum humanistic training in psychotherapy
Spectrum Working with Couples training
Tutor on Spectrum Counselling Skills Course
Over 20 years experience
Group leader and leader on Residential workshops
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Areas of counselling I deal with
We all have relational patterns that sometimes get in our own way, both in how we relate to ourselves and to others. In therapy, we can raise our awareness of these patterns and understand how we form them so that we may learn to interrupt and change them into more productive ways of relating. In therapy we can discover new ways of responding to ourselves and others.
Therapy might also be helpful when dealing with transitions or major events in our lives. Difficulties from our childhood may re-emerge as part of our present situations and having a space to talk about and feel heard about our past may help us to deal more effectively with our present.
As a couple we may struggle with how to communicate and be intimate when our own parents did not model how to do so. We may not know how to express what we want and how we feel and these are skills that can be learnt in therapy. Changing from being a couple to being parents can also bring up issues about cooperating, parenting and how to retain the integrity of being a couple when there are lots of demands.
Being a parent may activate buried hurts and painful memories to which we sometimes respond by deciding to do the opposite in relation to our children. We are actually then responding more to our past rather than to our children for who they are which is dissatisfying both for ourselves and for our children. In therapy we can work through these issues so that our children can be seen for who they are.