CIty Road Therapy
335 City Road
I offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Psychodynamic Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and mindfulness. I have worked as a therapist for the NHS, NSPCC and social care for over 20 years with adults and young people. I am experienced, warm and professional at supporting clients with anxiety, depression and trauma.
How to start
We can have a brief conversation about what is distressing you and arrange to meet in person. I recognise that it takes courage and strength to seek help and I will offer a transparent, supportive and safe therapeutic relationship.
The first session is an assessment appointment during which we can identify your difficulties, set achievable goals and discuss what approach would best suit you.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an evidence based approach. It proposes that how we think impacts on how we feel and behave, and vice-versa how we behave impacts on our feelings and how we think. It helps you to understand how you think about yourself, the world and other people around you. In our sessions I will help you monitor, learn about and challenge these processes to help you develop practical day to day coping strategies.
CBT is a time limited approach which focuses on the here and now. CBT can help you to make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into smaller parts.
Psychodynamic counselling is longer term, less structured approach than CBT. It is helpful for clients to discuss and explore deep rooted issues in a safe environment. I also use compassion focused strategies and mindfulness in both of my approaches.
I am an Accredited registered member of the BACP (069729).
I am provisionally accredited with the BABCP
Training, qualifications & experience
2016-2017 PG Diploma Cognitive Behaviour Therapy CYP IAPT, Kings College/IOPP
2008-2010 MA Social Work, Middlesex University
2004-2007: MSc Psychodynamic Counselling with Children and Adolescents, Birkbeck College
2002-2003: PG Diploma in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples, IFT
2001-2002: Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples, IFT
1991-1994: BSc Hons Psychology and Health Studies, Bristol University
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
CBT appointments (50 minutes) £70/hr
CBT can run from 6 to 20 sessions depending on your difficulties. I usually meet with clients for 10-12 sessions. It is helpful to have consistency so we can meet at the same time every week.
Concessions for long term Psychodynamic therapy
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Please email me regarding availability
Types of client