I work with adults (16+) and offer once weekly psychotherapy (or more, depending on what we both decide will be of most benefit to you). You can see me for a short-term period in which we can think together about a specific problem that is troubling you, but usually people work with an open-ended contract that allows for a deeper exploration. Generally the longer the therapy lasts, the more time is needed to wind down to an ending. However the timings and the issues you wish to tackle are led by you.
My approach is integrative. I am influenced by person-centred theory which values who you are and respects the pace of your journey towards a more fully lived life. I see our work together as part of that unfolding journey. I value the Gestalt approach and am inspired particularly by Carl Jung's thinking about the Self, conscious and unconscious processes. I have trained in Jungian analysis, and this has facilitated work at greater depth on issues of body, mind and soul.
I have over ten years experience in the NHS and private sector as a BACP accredited counsellor and supervisor. People have worked with me on a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, bereavement, perinatal, postnatal, parenting, child-related, transgenerational, relationship, work and cross-cultural issues.
My practice is a 10 minute walk from Kingston train station and on the 65 bus route from Richmond. There is metred and some free parking nearby.
I speak fluent Spanish and reasonable French.
Once we have had an initial session you can decide whether you'd like to continue.
Training, qualifications & experience
I work privately as a psychotherapist and supervisor and provide group and individual supervision for qualified and student therapists. I also run a British Psychotherapy Foundation 2 year infant observation group.
I have worked for over 10 years in the NHS as a BACP accredited psychotherapist in Richmond and Wandsworth Primary Care Trusts, The Priory Hospital Roehampton, Charing Cross Hospital, Epsom and St Helier Hospital, Richmond MIND and Kingston University.
Previous work was in advertising, HR, coaching and management development.
BPC - British Psychoanalytic Council
UKRC - United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£70 plus per session. Sliding scale in relation to client earnings.
Discount offered for 2 or more sessions per week.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Spanish and French|
Early morning appointments available
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer individual and group supervision at my private practice in Kingston upon Thames.View supervision profile