I am a UKCP registered counsellor and psychotherapist. I offer a safe and containing space for long term relational therapy to explore the origins of emotional difficulties. I also work short term to help you cope with an immediate difficult circumstance.
I work with a wide range of problems including anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, depression, bereavement, life crisis and low self-esteem. I use EFT, mindfulness and art therapy techniques to help you identify and process the difficulties you may be experiencing. I will also incorporate CBT and other cognitive exercises where appropriate which can help make a difference in short term work.
I believe that therapy does not need to be mysterious. Clarity is important for you to feel comfortable and to know that you and your needs are in focus. We will actively discuss the model which might best meet your needs.
Successful therapy depends on you feeling listened to and heard, and having the time and space to tell your story. This is a two way process because therapy is built on a partnership between two active participants. It’s important that you have the right environment to identify exactly what will be best for our therapy partnership.
I have worked with hundreds of people from different backgrounds, cultures and ways of thinking. I am skilled at making a connection quickly and establishing a safe and shared understanding of what is important and meaningful to you. I am down to earth and approachable as well as experienced, qualified, professional and ethical.
Together we will identify the form of therapy which you feel most comfortable with and the time frame which is going to work for you. You may have long standing issues which you want to explore more deeply over a longer period of time. We will discuss a strategy and agree a schedule to review progress towards your goals.
As we start to work together, different issues and questions may arise. We will focus on what is most pressing for you and which style of working feels right to you. I will give you feedback and thoughts as we progress and will encourage you to do the same, so you are in control of the process.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied at The Minster Centre and have an MA (Middlesex University) and Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (2009).
I am registered with the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) Reg No 2011162573.
I have 11 years’ experience of working in GP practices offering counselling and practical support to people affected by trauma, dislocation from their origins, relationship breakdown or difficulties, depression, bereavement, physical disability, learning difficulties, autism, personality disorders and other adverse life circumstances.
Prior to training as a therapist I worked for more than twenty years in organisations in the voluntary sector giving information related to disability, pregnancy and parenting.
I have trained as a supervisor at CSTD and currently work supervising trainees in a Women's Counselling Service and also as a private supervisor to trained therapists.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have extensive experience of working with musicians and other people employed in the arts and media
The standard session fee is £60
For students and people on low income I can offer a limited number of concessionary places on a sliding scale
I work at OneTwoFive, a small group practice in N4. I can also offer sessions out of doors in woods near Highgate tube station once we have established a working relationship.
There are good transport links to OneTwoFive via Finsbury Park and Archway tube stations. Regular bus services bring you to a short walk from the practice.
There is limited on street parking, mainly in Haringey. If you are travelling by car, please check the Haringey and Islington parking websites to find out where you are able to park at what times.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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If you have mobility problems, let me know so that I can arrange to meet with you in an accessible room.
I am available on Tuesdays and Thursdays and can offer sessions between 8 am and 8 pm
Types of client
Supervision & training
I work as a supervisor at a Women's Counselling Service and am a registered supervisor for students at Metanoia.