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Welcome - I am Senior Accredited Trauma Informed Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. Much of my work with trauma is with blue light first responders as well as the wider public. I am an Accredited EMDR Europe Practitioner. I have 23 years experience of working with clients from diverse backgrounds.
My practice is culturally sensitive, diverse and inclusive. I specialise in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy informed by an Internal Family Systems (IFS) perspective. The combination of these approaches allows us to process traumatic and distressing experiences that can often keep individuals trapped in embodied beliefs such as, “I’m not good enough,” “I’m not safe,” or “I don't matter."
Those that seek me out usually have a tale to tell and I imagine you might be the same. I’d like to invite you to tell me about your ups and downs and all your in-betweens and all the things you’ve lost and gained. I imagine some of it might be challenging to tell and parts of it you’ve never shared with anyone else and somewhere in there; I imagine there is an aspect of you that feels stuck and can’t move forward. I suspect you’d like to get this moving again; this is I guess is why you’re reading this and this is where I help.
I’ve learnt that if I really listen to you and in the most accepting way, your own deep insights will emerge and perhaps you’ll start to see solutions to problems and begin to move forward with your life
I can imagine you’ve felt the way you do for some time, and hope you can begin to feel hopeful or even excited now about the possibility of change; of freeing yourself from unhelpful thoughts about yourself and world and getting back on track. Now you know where I am all you have to do is get in touch. So lets begin….
YOUR PERSONAL COUNSELLOR AND THERAPIST
I will work collaboratively with you respecting your culture and background and will draw from all of my experience and the tools available to me so that we together can find the necessary approach that will enable you in moving forward in positive ways giving you a more fulfilling experience of life.
What I hope to offer you as individual therapy is an approach which I want to be warm and refreshing and can really get to the heart of your issues in the attempt to provide you a range of ways of supporting you to accurately match your need, in the most effective and time efficient way and in the spirit of openness and acceptance.
Therapy is often refreshingly brief and as far as possible, an enjoyable/rewarding experience, particularly when long standing issues have been completely resolved.
Many Years of training and experience as both a Relational and Person-Centred Counsellor/Therapist as well as an EMDR Therapist have given me a mixture of proven and established ways of working with you to achieve personal growth and balance.
I practice from a discreet and private studio at my home address in Forest Gate, East London and you can be assured of a comfortable safe and private environment to explore the issues you bring to the counselling process.
Your concerns are as unique as you are and some of the areas people approach me for help with are relating to others in close relationships and social situations • breaking unwanted patterns of behaviour that are destructive or keep us stuck • developing greater self-esteem and confidence in expressing ourselves • working with feelings of loneliness and isolation •
Also: Depression - Stress and Anxiety - Anger - Work issues - Childhood issues - Parenting issues - Personal Growth and Development - Personal Loss and Bereavement - Eating Disorders - Infertility - Couples Counselling - Relationship Counselling - Sexual Compulsivity.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Hypnosis and Psychotherapy;
- Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling;
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Gold Counselling;
- EMDR Europe Accredited Training
- Advanced Certificate in Attachment Focussed EMDR Therapy
- Advanced Certificate in Internal Family System EMDR
- Advanced Certificate in Working with Couples
- Senior Accredited member of the NCP
- EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
I take referrals from those who have medical insurance from most private medical insurers. Appointments are available from 8.30am on Tuesdays , Wednesdays and Thursdays
I practice in Forest Gate London E7 0AW and also 10 The Shrubberies, George Lane, South Woodford, London E18 1BG (which is opposite Mark's and Spencers).
£80.00 - fee for self-funding individuals (50 mins) Forest Gate
£130.00 - fee for for self-funding couples (75 minute sessions) Forest Gate
£95.00 - fee for self-funding individuals (50 mins) South Woodford
£130.00 - fee for self-funding couples (75 mins) South Woodford
Payment is to be made in cash or cheque and becomes due on the day of the session.
I charge separate fees for insurance companies and EAP's and please inquire
For appointments in Forest Gate it takes five to ten minutes to walk from the nearest bus stops. Buses 56 and 330 stop nearby. It takes fifteen to twenty minutes to walk from the nearest station which is Forest Gate. I am able to provide a parking permit for those who drive to the sessions.
For appointments in South Woodford, my practice is 7 minutes walk from South Woodford (Central Line) station and is served by a number of local bus routes. It is possible to park free of charge in the Sainsburys car park on the opposite side of the road.
When I work
Tuesday 8.30am - 6.00pm - Wednesday 8.30am - 8.00pm - Thursday 8.30am - 6.00pm