- I have worked in the NHS for many years as well as in private practice. I am quite friendly and try to work out with clients what it is they struggle with - and the reasons behind their difficulties. The reasons are not always the obvious ones or the ones that put us in a good light.
I see people (both individuals and couples) with various concerns about their lives and relationships. I provide a safe place to examine and think about how issues resurface and bring distress and often a sense of helplessness. These issues can be thought about and hopefully understood in context of the person’s life enabling them to be less overwhelmed by conflict, commitment, confidence - grief whatever the area of difficulty.
In our first few sessions, I will try to help you to tell your life story, including significant relationships and events, both happy and sad, from childhood to present day. The telling of this story often reveals patterns that may help us understand how you came to be the person you are today.
This knowledge, that we both acquire, can help one feel empowered and able to be different.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a member of the Institute of Group Analysts (UKCP),
I have run groups and seen individual clients for 20 years, both as part of the NHS and privately. I have seen individual people with difficulties ranging from relationship crises, loss, sexual dysfunction, sexual abuse and personality disorders.
I have a certificate in the sexual relationship from the Tavistock and I have completed the Hold Me Tight (emotionally focused therapy for couples) training.
I have experience of working with Sensate focused therapy (a programme of physical exercises that address issues of desire, libido and dysfunction. These exercises are combined with exploring the psychological meaning behind these difficulties.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Individual - £60. Negotiable.
Couples £70. Negotiable.
If you are considering contacting me, please either email or phone. I am generally flexible with appointments.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work from home in Ham but also have access to a consulting room in Richmond - making lunch time sessions a possibility .
7:30 am to 7:30 pm. Mon - Sat
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|