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I am an experienced and fully qualified psychotherapist and counsellor working in Shoreditch (Five minute walk from Shoreditch High Street Rail Station and ten minutes from Old Street Station) I help clients from all walks of life with a diverse range of difficulties. I imagine that this is a particularly troubling time for you, and trying to decide who may be the right therapist for you in amongst your difficulties may be challenging. I am happy to answer any questions you may have, please do get in touch.
I provide a confidential, warm and non-judgemental space where together we will explore your difficulties to gain insight and understanding, promoting constructive change as we work towards you developing a fuller sense of who you are and what you require from yourself, your relationships and your life.
I consider all my clients as unique individuals –- My role is not to judge you or label you, rather, my role is to help you reach your full potential in all aspects of your life, working towards you living the life you desire. I do not offer advice or solutions, but something much more powerful –- Our work together creates an opportunity for you to find your own.
HOW I WORK
I work psychodynamically –- discovering with you how your individual history informs and influences how you think about yourself, your relationships and the world. By exploring and learning together how to understand unhelpful patterns of how you relate to yourself and others, we find inspiration and insight to promote healthy change.
I have experience of treating a wide range of difficulties –- from relationship problems and work stress to recovering from traumatic events and loss. Sometimes, it is not really anything specific my clients need my help with; they just feel unsettled within themselves and need help and navigation towards a calmer inner peace.
Our sessions will last for 50 minutes and take place on the same day and time each week. I can provide once or twice weekly sessions and offer either short-term or longer-term work depending on your specific requirements.
OTHER AREAS OF COUNSELLING I CAN HELP WITH
My training incorporated Organisational Dynamics, which I have a keen interest in. This allows me to provide you with a fresh outlook to navigate work difficulties. Often, problems with managers and senior colleagues stem from unprocessed, earlier wounds from parents, caregivers or authority figures. By making sense of this, and gaining clarity, unhelpful patterns of relating are avoided –- opening a creative space for healthy change in the workplace.
One in three Londoners were not born in the UK but have made the city their own. In the present uncertain climate of Brexit, many of my clients who were not born in the UK –- and some that were born here with diverse cultural identities and heritage –- are left feeling confused, pushed out and distressed. Our work provides a safe space to process these feelings and gain understanding. Originally from the United States, I moved here over thirty years ago, promoting a special interest and curiosity of these themes; which can benefit our work together.
THE NEXT STEP
If you think you would like to work with me, do contact me by e-mail or telephone, I will respond to you as soon as I have an opportunity, this is usually within 24 hours. We will then have a brief conversation by telephone about your difficulties and if my approach would be beneficial for you. If we agree to go forward, we will schedule an assessment, this is a bit longer than a regular session, 1.5 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
I obtained a Masters Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from Birkbeck College, University of London.
I completed the Foundation Course in Group Analysis from the Institute of Group Analysis.
Alongside my private practice, I work in the charity sector where I help a diverse, multi-cultural client group including students and older adults.
I have previous experience of working as an Honorary Psychotherapist in a NHS Hospital where I treated patients with complex difficulties.
My previous career and background was in Journalism, Music and Design.
As a member of the BACP, I practice and respect their code of ethics. I am continually exploring new ideas and am inspired attending workshops and lectures, as I meet the requirements of my profession by continuing my professional development.
I am a member of Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £75.00 to £90.00
50 minute sessions range from £75 to £90, depending on the day, location and time of your preferred session.
I offer an initial complimentary 15 minute telephone or Zoom call.
Weekday appointments, including early mornings and evenings.