I have many years' experience of working with people in difficulty (privately, in the voluntary sector and in the NHS). I work with individuals and couples. My therapeutic training incorporated Humanistic, Existential, Post-Modern and Psychoanalytic paradigms, but my belief is that the person comes before theory, so I work Integratively with the client according to what will be most helpful.
I specialise in:
*Relationship difficulty/ breakdown
*Stress/ Work place stress.
*Bereavement/ loss *Pre and Post Natal issues.
*Emotional, physical and sexual abuse
*Confusion, despair, loneliness and pointlessness
*Loss of faith
I offer thoughtful, non-judgmental listening and support for you as you work through what's troubling you.
I work in 50 minute sessions once weekly, or more often if required.
Training, qualifications & experience
Private psychotherapeutic counselling. (2013-date)
NHS GP Counselling Service (2012-2015)
MiD Mediation in Divorce and Counselling Service. (2015-2018)
Partnered with the Stand Alone organisation.(2016-2018)
MSc in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Diploma in Couple Counselling.
UKCP Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist.
Society of Critical Psychotherapy.
Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association.
Southern Association For Psychotherapy And Counselling.
Family Solicitor LLB (1988)
Family Mediator FMC (1999)
Mediator qualified to consult with children.
Oxford University. Anxiety. 2015
Roehampton University. Working with victims of Domestic Abuse. 2016
Nottingham University. Empathy and Anger in Complex Family Mediation 2016.
Roehampton University Relationships in the Post Romantic Era 2018
Cambridge University Working with Young People:Parental Alienation and Adult Conflict
Research dissertation: Anxiety. 2015
Resolution Journal Integrating modalities in working with family breakdown. 2016
Review: Unknowable, Unspeakable and Unsprung: psychoanalytic perspectives on truth, scandal, secrets and lies. European Journal of Psychotherapy. 2017
Review: Bhuddism, Christianity and Psychotherapy. A Three Way Conversation. European Journal of Psychotherapy. 2017
Part authored (with Brooker, A and Loewenthal, D.) Experiences of A Peer Supervision Collective. Self and Society. 2017
Review: Of Things Invisible to Mortal Sight. European Journal of Psychotherapy. 2018.
Article: Resolution Journal 2019. The role of Therapy in the Divorce process.
Article: When love turns murderous. European Journal of Psychotherapy 2019
Article: The Narratives of Parental Alienation. European Journal of Psychotherapy 2020.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Daily appointments available.
I practice in Kew and in Central London.