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My therapeutic approach begins with creating a safe, accepting, non-judgmental environment in order to understand what brings you to therapy. I believe people have the ability to be in rewarding relationships with others but need to work through whatever emotionally prevents this. With this in mind, it feels important first that the two of us feel able to connect, so that the relationship we build together feels safe and trusting. This will enable deeper exploration and help to untangle some of the feelings that inhibit you elsewhere.
Difficult feelings of anxiety, depression, anger, low self-esteem or a disconnection from others may cause you to feel stuck in unhelpful patterns and beliefs about yourself.
Together, we will look at what you want from the therapeutic process and then will explore and uncover how some conscious as well as unconscious beliefs and patterns are still active and affecting you today. Through these conversations, an understanding of your past and present relationships, exploring family issues as well as any cultural background and beliefs will enable greater self-awareness and understanding of how and why you feel the way you do today. This discussion and awareness enables emotional shifts and feeling internally better.
The aim of the therapeutic relationship is to empower you to find new ways forward leading to a more fulfilling life involving personal growth and change. I will support you to find new ways to work through any problems you are facing. We will work collaboratively to resolve these issues and bring about a new and freer you.
Training, qualifications & experience
As a professionally accredited, qualified and experienced Integrative-relational psychotherapist (http://relational-integrative-psychotherapy.uk/chapters/what-is-relational-integrative-psychotherapy/), my approach is to draw on a range of different theories to support the way I work. These are adapted and integrated to suit each person's individual needs.
I run my private practice in the South Kensington and Thames Ditton areas. In addition to this, I work in a school offering supervision and support to parents and staff. Previously, I worked in a counselling centre for women offering long term therapy and in an NHS GP practice. I offer both short-term and longer-term therapy and have experience in dealing with a wide range of issues.
BA (1st Class Hons) Integrative-Relational Counselling
NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling
Transactional Analysis - TA-101
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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£70.00 - £80.00
All sessions are for 50 minutes.
Thames Ditton - £70
South Kensington - £80
When I work
Daytime & evening appointments available.