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Due to the current Coronavirus crisis I have temporarily moved to working online (Zoom, Skype, FaceTime or WhatsApp video call), or by telephone. I'm aware that some people are going to be badly affected financially by this crisis and I want to take that into account. If your household income has dropped because of coronavirus we can discuss a concessionary rate. If your income has stayed the same I would ask that you pay my current rate, so I can afford to offer concessions to others...thank you.
I have many years’ experience as a therapist in the private sector and within the NHS. With clinics in Tunbridge Wells, City of London and Primrose Hill, London, I am here to listen and support you through whatever is troubling or overwhelming you. Counselling can offer you a safe, confidential and welcoming space where you can be truly heard and understood - where together we can respectfully explore your feelings, help you to make better sense of what's going on, and open the way to new possibilities.
I work with a broad range of clients, from all backgrounds and walks of life, and have experience with more complex cases, including trauma-survival and mental health issues. My approach is integrative, which means I draw on different theoretical models in order to best meet your individual needs. As a practising craniosacral therapist I also have an interest in how our bodies so often express our life experiences; I can help you to feel more connected with your body and more at ease physically. I work on a short-term of open-ended basis, to suit your needs.
Many of my clients come for help with relationship difficulties, or following bereavement, divorce, redundancy, termination of pregnancy or miscarriage. Some are struggling with general feelings of depression and anxiety, loneliness, low self-esteem, or want support coming to terms with a difficult or traumatic personal history. Others feel stuck-in-a-rut in their lives, whilst some may simply seek a deeper understanding of themselves and how they relate with others, or want to feel more alive and at-one with the world.
I work relationally, and have a warm, sensitive, non-judgemental and down-to-earth approach. Whatever you bring I will work together with you to help you find release from painful thoughts and feelings, both emotional and physical. My aim is for you to feel more empowered and in control of your life, and better equipped to make the choices and changes that feel right for you, in order to feel happier, healthier, more confident and fulfilled.
For many people, seeking counselling can require a lot of courage and I believe it is important that you are able to find the therapist who feels right for you. I offer a reduced fee initial session, without obligation, as an opportunity for us to see whether we would like to work together. Please contact me if you have any questions, or would like to arrange an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, awarded by Middlesex University, London.
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, from the Minster Centre, London
Certificate in Counselling Skills, WPF, London
Counsellor at Tunbridge Wells Mental Health Resource, 2011- 2015
Tutor at College of Craniosacral Therapy, London, since 2011
Ten years experience within the NHS - as Shiatsu Practitioner (substance misuse) and Speech & Language Therapist.
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I have a special interest in pregnancy loss and infertility and carried out a research project into 'missed miscarriage' as the final part of my MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling.
£60 - £75 per hour long session, depending on location.
Some reduced fee places are available for those on low income or in special circumstances. Please ask if you feel this may apply to you.
When I work
Tunbridge Wells: Mondays 9.00am - 9.30pm; Tuesdays 9.00am - 9.30pm; Wednesday am only; Light Centre, Moorgate: Wednesday pm, Thursday am; Primrose Hill Natural Health Centre: Friday
Comfortable, private therapy room in St.John's area of Tunbridge wells. Easy, unrestricted parking.
I also have clinics in Moorgate, City of London, and Primrose Hill, London.
Some evening appointments are available.