I offer a safe and confidential place where you can talk about your thoughts, feelings, issues, worries or if you are stuck over a decision. I work with couples, with individuals, with parents.
By exploring any difficulties together it will enable you to feel more in control of your life, to make decisions and positive life choices and to understand any unhelpful patterns. Many people find it extremely helpful to talk to someone outside their family and friendship group.
You can bring any issue - relationships, couple counselling, separation, divorce, intimacy, loss, family concerns, parental issues, helping children who are experiencing separation and divorce, anxiety, stress, weight worries, eating disorders, confidence and self worth, sexuality, abuse, anger, depression, life changes, work issues, racism, and if you feel emotionally damaged by being sent away to boarding school.
I have 20 years counselling experience. I am a Supervisor and accredited Parent Specialist [offering a Parents' Toolbox with similar skills to a super nanny!]
It is easy to travel to me from Central, North West and West London, Middlesex, Bucks, Herts. Free parking on site. 5 mins walk from Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines.
Training, qualifications & experience
Psychodynamic Counselling Diploma - Westminster Pastoral Foundation. 1991
Couples Counselling - 1999
Boarding School Survivors 2006 - Specialist Psychotherapy Diploma course to work with ex-boarders
Parent Groups Facilitation - ParentlinePlus, 1997
Accredited Parent Educator - NAPP, 2008
Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities + Triple P Teens Parenting Programmes, both 2009
Ongoing training includes : adolescent groupwork, anger management, anxiety, attachment, bereavement, CBT, conflict in relationships, culture, depression, domestic violence, dreams, eating disorders, emotional resilience, hearing voices, loss, racism, relationships, self harm, separation, sexual abuse, sexuality, stuck clients, suicidality, systemic, time limited therapy, trauma.
In February 2014 I presented on The Impact of Divorce and Separation on Children at a Bereavement Conference
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Clients who have been affected by their Boarding School school experiences
Parental work including: skills, strategies, concerns, more effective communication, positive communication, reduction of tension, better harmony in the home
Separation and Divorce - impact on children
Transition to living with a teenager
Peer Mentor trainer
£65 for couples
£50 for individuals
I offer open ended and time-limited work. I work in a client focused way rather than purely psychodynamic.
My experience over the last 20 years has been broad based with clients experiencing many different issues. I have worked with referrals from GPs, CAMHS, Social Services, parents of Young Offenders, ex-Boarders, 3rd [voluntary] sector, Schools.
I have supervised for 20 years - Counsellors, Trainee Counsellors and Staff in the 3rd and statutory sectors.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
One step at entry, with sessions usually up one flight of stairs, but they could be on the ground floor.
Flexible. Weekdays - daytime and early evenings.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|