I am a fully qualified and accredited Counsellor/psychotherapist. I am passionate about working with people to help them understand themselves and others. My approach is relaxed and non-judgemental in an environment that facilitates healing and empowerment. My London practice, Stape Inn Associates is just a few steps away from Chancery Lane tube exit 3. I have recently opened a practice in Margate and hope this is useful for people who are living in both London and Margate or have moved to live and work beside the healing sea!
I am currently working online only This can be via Zoom or FaceTime
I am seeing an epidemic of anxiety and stress presenting, especially in young people It is imperative in order to function well and achieve realistic goals that anxiety is harnessed and this is achievable within the secure setting of psychotherapy and counselling it can often take as little as a few sessions to change unhelpful held beliefs and behaviour
Underpinning my integrative approach is the belief that attainment of health is more than simply physical and mental healing - to enable a person's recovery on all levels; mental, emotional and spiritual and to view the person in the context of a larger system of family communication.
I work with individuals and couples; relationship issues, bereavement, abuse, depression, anxiety, self esteem and confidence issues, anger issues. I have also worked in a multi-disciplinary pain management clinic providing pain management for ME, Upper Limb Disorders (RSI) and IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease). I currently work at Barts Health NHS Trust with patients suffering from IBD following intensive training at St. Mark's Hospital, London and furthering my knowledge through an MA on Digestive Health module on Inflammatory Bowel Disease at UCL
I have twenty plus years experience of working with people suffering from chronic pain conditions and of working within a GP practice as in-house counsellor, including within the Square Mile addressing work related issues (stress/downsizing/bullying/burn out or personal issues impacting on mental health).
Experienced at working long term with all of the above issues using intergrative therapy as well as short term using CBT and Solution Focussed Therapy and Mindfulness techniques
Although Mindfulness is not a theraputic model, these techniques hold great promise for personal development and as a powerful method to enhance psychotherapy. I feel it is an effective tool to enable us to be more aware of the here and now and ease our way into meditation. I have trained with Ronald Siegal Psy.D through the New England Educational Institute developing a solid theoretical understanding of mindfulness both from the Buddhist and western scientific perspectives, along with mindfulness meditation, I also have completed an MBSRC (Mindfulness-based stress reduction course).
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Roehampton University "Humanistic Counselling for the Helping Professions"
Certificate "Counselling In the Development of Learning" Kensington and Chelsea
Certificate Cruse Bereavement counselling
St. Marks Hospital Specialist IBD training and supervision
Middx Hospital Pain Management training
Solution Focussed Brief therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Jungian Foundation course with GAPS (Guild of Psychology and Spirituality)
Published paper with BLT gastroenterology team members relevant to "Stress and impact on IBD"
Accredited member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) Accred
Mindfulness meditation with New England Educational Institute
M-BSRC. Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Course
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) 15 years experience at Barts and The London and in private work
Pain Management programme
£50-£60 per session in London
£40-45 per session in Margate