Many of us suffer from anxiety. It is important to know what triggers this. Talking with a counsellor or therapist will help you discover the root of your anxiety. There are strategies for dealing with it which you can learn.
Sometimes anxiety is a cause of difficulty in a relationship or the relationship causes anxiety.
Do you need to talk in confidentiality about a problem?
Is facing your difficulties alone too much to bear?
Do you avoid facing them by using alcohol and/or drugs?
Counselling/psychotherapy can help you look at your problems and seek options to help you with them. Your past and your present days are instrumental in your well being and your sense of self. Examining these can uncover issues about which you are unsure. Talking about your problems can release you of their power and diffuse the energy that they sap from you.
Counselling also helps you to understand yourself better.
Feel free to contact me to discuss your counselling issues and needs.
Is anxiety interrupting your sleep?
People in crisis often suffer from poor sleep cycles. Is this you? I qualified not only as an integrative therapist, but also as a sleep therapist.
Inadequate sleep seems to be a modern disease. A fast-paced lifestyle, overstimulation, shift work and other interferences can lead to sleep disturbances and insomnia (no or very little sleep).
Understanding about sleep hygiene, how and why we sleep are important routes to overcoming sleep disturbances and insomnia. Being unable to sleep is detrimental to your physical as well as your mental health. It will effect your sense of well being, your efficacy at work, your memory, your bodily functions and your relationships.
I can analyse your sleeping style, explain how we can develop better sleep habits and counsel you for any problems from the past or present
WHO CAN I HELP?
I am qualified to see adult clients over 18.
I welcome couples as well as individuals.
My clients usually come to therapy on the same day and at the same time each week, but I try to be flexible when this is not possible.
TRAINEE COUNSELLORS AND PSYCHOTHERAPISTS VERY WELCOME
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling.
CBTi (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - Insomnia)
I am qualified to work with both individuals over the age of 18 years.
I started my employed life as a secondary school science teacher in London (PGCE). I have an MA in Science Education and became an educational researcher. In 2007, I retrained to become a psychotherapist/counsellor (MA Psych). I worked for two years in a NHS mental health charitable organisation based in North-west London. I have had a private practice in psychotherapy in London for many years. After noting that many, many people suffer from poor sleep, I trained to be a sleep therapist (CBTi).
I have lived in London for most of my life, although not born here, and have worked with people of many different backgrounds, cultures and ages. I have travelled quite a lot, have a mixed family culture and a keen interest in politics and issues outside of psychotherapy. These, I feel, are very useful attributes for my practice and my clients.
My interests are the arts: ballet, theatre, cinema, fine art. I also like mountain walking, skiing, gardening and am very interested in other cultures and countries.
Currently, I hold a position on the editorial board of the online journal, Contemporary Psychotherapy (www.contemporarypsychotherapy.org), on which I read and edit many psychological texts. I have been part of this journal since its inception in 2009.
I am also able to offer to proof read and edit other texts.
I work in Kilburn which is well served by public transport.
I am a registered member of the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have an interest in autism and Asperger's Syndrome (although I am not qualified to offer therapy for people with these conditions).
I am particularly interested in helping people to sleep better.
I can also proof read documents and essays. The fee is 1p per word
Photos & videos
£60 per 50 minute session for an individual.
£80 per session for couples (these will be longer than 50 minutes).
1p per word for proof reading and editing texts and documents.
My practice is accessible to many areas of North London and North-West London.
My place of work is in the Kilburn. This is in London, NW6, but NW3, NW8, NW2, NW10, W9 and W10 have good transport links to Kilburn.
These include West Hampstead, Hampstead, Queens Park, Cricklewood, Willesden and Maida Vale.
The closest tube station is Kilburn on the Jubilee line (8 minute walk).
A big benefit is the London Overground which can bring you from far reaches of London to Brondesbury station. This is the closest station to my address (5 minute walk), which serves stations such as West Hampstead, Finchley Road and Hampstead to the east, Richmond, Clapham Junction and Shepherds Bush to the west and south-west.
The following buses also travel close to my workplace: 98, 189, 16, 32.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work in an area which has a variety of transport facilities, so am accessible through buses, underground and overground. I will do online and telephone counselling once I have got to know you.
Weekdays, mornings, days and evenings in Kilburn. No weekends.
Types of client