Fully accredited UKCP Psychotherapist, I offer either:
1. Online Zoom therapy sessions - for individuals or couples
2. Outdoor 'Walk and Talk' sessions for individuals in a park in North London (and in Medway, Kent)
I am particularly interested in working with: relationships, developing & embodying your own unique full potential, creativity, 'stuckness,' dreams, your relationship with nature & the natural world, climate change, grief/loss/bereavement, spirituality, racial issues, anti-racism.
Individuals: 50 minute session, weekly basis.
Couples: 50 minute or 80 minute session, weekly or fortnightly basis.
Initial session: You have the opportunity to ask questions, explore what is happening for you, plus any goals and expectations, and decide whether psychotherapy could be helpful for you.
Psychotherapy can shed light on our difficulties and offer a space to share things that have been too hard to bear. My role is that of facilitator and reflector with an intention to listen and be curious about your experience in a non-judgemental, non-critical environment. Each person is unique and I am strongly committed to finding a way for us to work together that feels right for you.
I work with a relational/integrative/mindfulness/embodied approach.
As well as being a practising psychotherapist, I have worked in a variety of organisations, and am aware of the stress that any of us can face in our work, unemployment or relationships. I enjoy dance, writing and the arts.
Please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call me: 020 3962 0151
We can then set up an initial appointment to meet.
Training, qualifications & experience
Since 2010: Psychotherapist in private practice, London (10 years +)
2015: Accredited with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists)
2014: Graduated with an MA in Psychotherapy, The Karuna Institute
2014 - 2015: Psychotherapist at 'The Awareness Centre,' Clapham, London
2014 - 2015: Psychotherapist at NHS GP surgery, Lambeth, London
2009 - 2010: Volunteer at acute psychiatric ward for young adults at the Maudsley Hospital, London
2007 - 2011: 4-year professional MA training in Psychotherapy, Karuna Institute
2004: Diploma in Psychotherapy at Kent University
I have done extra professional development & training in:
Nature Allied Psychotherapy and other Outdoor Therapy trainings - south London & Oxford, 2020 & 2021.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - with Michael Worrell, London (2016)
Working with Couples and other Relationships - Cabby Laffy, London (2017), Intro to Imago Therapy - Dr Kalanit Ben-Ari, Therapy work with Intercultural Couples - Dr Reenee Singh, Couples workshops - Esther Perel
Dual Awareness for treating PTSD - Babette Rothschild at Regents University London, PTSD trauma workshops - British Psychological Society, London, Mental Health support for Refugee adults - Refugee Council in London, CBT for Traumatised Refugees & Asylum Seekers - Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre.
Racism & Intersectional oppressions - Dr Isha MacKenzie, Post Slavery Syndrome - exploring clinical impacts of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade - Confer in London, Race Imperialism & the Contradictory Clinic
Existential therapy & Uncertainty - Ernesto Spinelli in London, Life & Death - Irvin Yalom, Grief & Loss - Julia Samuel - London, Unconscious Relational Patterns - Richard Erskine, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a special interest in working with:
- Couples and relationships (online only with couples at present)
- Therapy sessions outdoors in the park ('walk and talk,' or we can find a place to sit)
- Individuals experiencing 'stuckness,' particularly around creative pursuits and relationships
- Online with clients based internationally - I recognise and appreciate the differences and similarities of various aspects of culture, and am sensitive to the 'push-pull' of Eastern/Western values and external realities.
I worked in Greece throughout 2015 with displaced people from (mainly) Syria, Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq & Eritrea, and with asylum seekers in the UK. I have an ongoing curiosity and interest in where our internal sense of 'home' has the potential to be known, met, nourished and cultivated, wherever we are, whatever we may have lost.
I currently have some limited morning and afternoon availability online (Zoom) and/or outdoor therapy.
Evenings are full.
To make an initial appointment, please email email@example.com or call me on 020 3962 0151. I will try and reply to your e-mail or phone message within 24 hours.
I am really enthusiastic about this work and getting to know each individual person.
Amidst difficulties, I always seek to honour each individual's inherent sense of their own health, self-knowledge and experience of contentment or happiness.