162 - 168 Regent Street
Royston Complementary Health Centre
31C Market Hill
I work with both couples and individuals and offer both short and long term counselling. I work with an integrative therapeutic approach which means that depending on your needs your therapy could be more Psychodynamic, Cognitive/Behavioural or even Mindfullness based.
Why do my clients come for Counselling and Psychotherapy? Well, some of my clients come for a course of therapy if they are experiencing immediate psychological distress, or are not feeling in control of their lives. Such issues include:
anxiety & stress
general anxiety disorder
self confidence or self esteem
work related issues
Addictions - drug/alcohol,gambling
Other clients are interested in making progress with relationship issues, whether they be of a personal or work related matter. With regard to personal relationships, I work with both individuals and couples. Many come for therapy as the basis for exploring the way ahead after a change in career, or even redundancy.
With Psychodynamic therapy the main focus will be to work towards revealing the unconscious content of the psyche, so as to unlock what you really want to achieve in life. This means the sessions will look into early development experiences to help you make better sense of the here and now. Psychodynamic psychotherapy also relies very much on cultivating a good interpersonal relationship between the therapist and client.
I recognise that individual issues often need a more tailored approach, and therefore I have additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Person Centred Therapy, and Transactional Analysis, I will utilise an integrated approach when appropriate.
I practice from consulting rooms in London & Hertfordshire:
Linen Hall, 168-172 Regent Street. London W1. This is located 5 minutes walk from Oxford Circus Underground.
City of London Therapy Centre, 45, Central Street, London EC1 which is 10 minutes from Old Street and Barbican Stations.
Royston Complementary Health Centre, Royston, free parking after 3.30pm and accessible by train from King's Cross and Cambridge.
Hertford - Private Consulting Rooms in the centre of the town. This is easily accessible from Welwyn Garden City and surrounding areas. Paid car parking nearby. Train to Hertford North and Hertford East.
I also offer counselling using Skype/FaceTime and telephone sessions, this is more flexible than face to face sessions. Some of my clients combine both which suits their lifestyle and personal commitments.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member (Reg No: 187031) of The British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP)
Counselling Foundation - Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling
Regents University - Certificate in Counselling
I have additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis (TA)
I am continually developing my skills by participating in specialist continued professional development (CPD) This enables me to offer my clients a range of skills and acknowledges that each client is different, thus enabling me to use the approach best suited to your needs.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bulimia nervosa
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My counselling training allows me to offer a safe place to explore the emotions around life changing events, and to help you to plot a course for your future. The idea of asking for counselling might raise anxiety - here are some key points:
- During counselling no one will tell you what you should do
- It is a non-judgemental process
- No-one will tell you how you are feeling
- Counselling allows you to focus on troubling issues
A guideline for my fees for individual one to one sessions is as follows:
- Daytime & Evening sessions in Hertfordshire (9am - 8pm) - £50
- Daytime & Evening sessions in London (11.00am - 8pm) - £50
- Late sessions in London from 8pm - £60
- Skype (8am - 4pm) - £40
- Skype (After 5pm) - £50
- Email or Telephone sessions - £40
Couples counselling - please contact me for fees.
All sessions are 50 minutes duration, normally sessions are held at the same time every week.
Our initial meeting:
We will have an initial meeting which will give us a chance to discuss what has brought you to seek counselling and the objectives you have. I will want to know more about you and your family, your relationships, and your current circumstances, the more that you are able to tell me at this stage will help to structure our sessions appropriately. I will ask you to tell me more about the history of the issues that you are bringing, and understand how these are affecting you in everyday life. Together we can plan our approach to meet the desired outcomes.
I will explain to you how counselling works and in particular what you can expect.
Frequency of our sessions:
we will normally meet once a week at the same time.
I will explain the terms of the contract, my charges and answer any questions you might have. Payments can be by cash or bank transfer - all payments must be made in advance or at the time of the session.
From our first contact you will be in charge and I will work with you to bring about the changes you are seeking.
All of our work will be confidential, and I work within the professional guidelines of the BACP.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available weekdays and evening sessions in London (West End and City) and Royston and Hertford in Hertfordshire. I am also available for Skype sessions both during the day and evening.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|