In my practice I offer Psychotherapy, Psychological Counselling and Supervision for individuals and groups. At this time of the pandemic I am offering online therapy exclusively until it's safe to work face-to-face again. Please note that I have completed the UKCP Covid-19 Online Working Guidance.
I meet people of all ages and backgrounds in New Cross SE14 and Sydenham SE26 for ongoing in-depth psychotherapy and time-limited and focused psychological counselling, which can include elements of coaching and mediation.
Simply put, in counselling and therapy we create a space where in-depth conversations take place and new experiences can unfold. In an atmosphere of genuine curiosity, the focus is on careful listening and attentive reflection in a non-judgemental way, which brings about an opening of the dillemmas at hand.
There are a few common issues clients bring. Quite often the quality or lack of relationship and connection are at the heart of the matter, which over a period of time can manifest in anxiety, depressive symptoms, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, stress, feelings of isolation, lack of meaning, addictive and self-harming behaviours to name a few. People also report a lack of creativity or purpose in their lives or may find it hard to adapt to change.
Whatever brings the client to therapy, and the reasons can be manifold, being in conversation with a dedicated professional in a confidential space offers the possibility of clarifying one’s experience of being in the world.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed all of my training in 2007 at Regent’s School of Psychotherapy and Psychology where I gained a Master and Post Masters Degree in Existential Counselling Psychology and an Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy.
As a Psychotherapist I am accredited by the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) (membership no. 08159916) and as a Counselling Psychologist I am registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS/hcpc) (membership no. 147062) and their Division of Counselling Psychology.
I am also a Supervisor on the Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors of the British Psychological Society.
I follow the code of ethics of my registering organisation the Society for Existential Analysis.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
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Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Therapy is a space where all sorts of dilemmas, problems, worries and difficulties can be talked about and clarified. Sometimes people have been given or have a name for their difficulty, at other times people are not sure what it is that doesn't feel right. Whatever it is that made you contact a therapist, it is a good place to start. My aim is to provide you with a dedicated and careful exploration of the issues at hand and help clarify what may be helpful at this point in your life.
My fee is £50 for individual sessions. I understand that in these times of the pandemic financial difficulties can be a real concern, so please don't hesitate to enquire about concessionary rates, as I may be able to offer a reduced fee.
For any other set-up or a reflective group please get in touch to discuss requirements and possibilities.
Available Tuesdays to Fridays.
I am of Swiss-British-Italian heritage, which has given me a particular insight into questions of identity and has informed my interest in different cultures and migration. I speak fluently Swiss-German and German and have an intimate knowledge of the Italian and French language and culture, having lived in those linguistic zones at various points in my life.
As a regular practitioner of meditation for the past 20 years I pay particular attention to questions of Being and mindful living. Both Eastern and Existential philosophies inform my work as well as Gestalt theory, the Neurobiology of Trauma, and embodied practices such as Yoga, Experiential Anatomy, Body-Mind-Centering and Authentic Movement.