Beginning therapy is a really positive step towards moving your life forward and making changes that can make a real difference. Therapy can seem daunting, perhaps you feel unsure or apprehensive, but a large part of my role is helping you feel at ease, so you can make the change you want to make.
If you are uncertain about getting in touch, I always suggest an initial consultation to begin with, so you can decide if my approach fits with you and if therapy/counselling can be a space where you can move forward.
Therapy is a collaborative process: The two of us work together to understand the changes you want to make and how you might make them, encouraging you to find your own answers to the questions that you face, according to your own values and beliefs.
Therapy and counselling are about opening up possibilities within a life that feels stuck, not about diagnosing or labelling. It can also be a time to face up to things previously ignored or avoided.
I have over 12 years of experience working in different settings in both the UK and Egypt. I am also the managing director of the International Clinic, London: a multi-lingual and pluralistic service with a team of counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists and psychiatrists.
My areas of experience include
- Panic attacks
- Body image related issues
- Relationship issues
- Eating Disorders
- General Stress including work related stress
My professional degrees and qualifications
- MA in counselling and Psychotherapy
- Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy
- PgDip in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- BA (Hons) in Psychology
Training, qualifications & experience
I obtained a BA (Hons.) in Psychology, then successfully completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy, and a Masters degree (Merit) in Counselling and Psychotherapy. My training as a psychotherapist was at Regents University in London, which is considered one of the best psychotherapy training institutes in the UK.
I am a registered member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP). My on-going membership requires continuous training which makes my approach grow and adapt to new developments in the field. I am also a member of the Society of Existential Analysis (SEA). As a UKCP member, I abide by their comprehensive ethical guidelines.
Before becoming managing director of the International Clinic, my work experience included substance misuse treatment units, private practise, psychiatric hospitals, NHS, and charities. I have been practising psychotherapy for over twelve years, with individuals and groups, in both residential and non-residential/private settings.
My training and experience mean I draw upon several approaches in my work, including Existential, psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioural, and systemic theories.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
I work on a sliding scale of fees depending on needs and capability. I also offer concessions on the first session. I work with a few insurance companies that cover psychotherapy and counselling sessions.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Ten Harley St is wheelchair accessible, 17 Gosfield Street is not. So please specify your needs when booking.
I currently have availability for new clients both morning and evenings during weekdays
Types of client