Update August 2021: I am offering both online sessions via Zoom and in person sessions in Islington.
Suffering in life may take many forms. My approach is guided by the belief that through therapy we can endeavour together to find meaning in the suffering and navigate beyond stuckness or ingrained ways of living which are no longer working for you.
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist providing open-ended psychotherapy to individuals and couples both online and in North and East London. I am trained in integrative psychotherapy and counselling. I work from a psychodynamic perspective. This means that I attach importance not only to current experiences and ways of relating, but also to how these may be linked to earlier experiences - understanding the underlying nature of the behaviour and emotions which are causing difficulty or distress can help to relieve suffering and open up the possibility for change. I believe therapy can aid the development of self awareness & foster a sense of meaning and purpose in your life in the midst of very bleak or anxiety-provoking experiences.
I have worked in a variety of settings including NHS mental health services, Mind, and Cruse bereavement care. I began my career in the arts and have a particular interest in the relationship between creativity and psychotherapy and how crisis can be a catalyst for change.
Finding a counsellor or psychotherapist can feel confusing. The first step will be to arrange an initial meeting to discuss working together so that we can both get a sense of whether ongoing sessions will be useful to you. Please do get in touch & I will provide a space for you to talk confidentially about what brings you to therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
2020 - Ongoing Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy Regent's University London
2017-2019 Postgraduate Diploma Psychotherapy & Counselling Regent's University London
2016-2017 One-Year Foundation in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy WPF Therapy
2004-2007 BA English Literature Bristol University
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I have availability on weekday daytimes and evenings and weekends. I am currently seeing all clients online or by telephone.