I have some 16 years of experience of listening to and guiding individuals to find their way in dealing with a variety of life's difficulties. From the work related (confidence; career choices; bullying; stress) to the personal such as relationships (difficulties; why can't I find someone; rejection), depression, anxiety, bereavement, abuse (sexual abuse, physical abuse etc) and also those that just want to find out more about themselves and their lives.
Our first meeting (assessment) is about my listening to what has brought you to therapy and what you want to get out of the process. I am happy to answer your questions as to exactly how I work and - more importantly - how I may work with you. This will take into consideration whether you want to work on a fixed number of sessions or a more open-ended approach. My aim at this stage to be honest with you about what I can offer you and whether it will suit you.
Having trained as an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist I feel I have a wide variety of "tools' and understanding at my disposal to work with a variety of people and issues. So, where appropriate, our focus may be more practical, giving you tools to support you such as Mindfulness techniques to deal with anxiety; while, at the other times, we may explore your thinking and feelings.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have had a wide variety of working experience both in private practice and in organisations. The latter include providing therapy for Central Government; London Underground (Manager of Counselling & Trauma Service); Westminster Mind (Manager of Counselling Service); setting up a Domestic Violence Project in 2000 for both survivors & the abusive partner; Poppy Project (women who have been sexually exploited) support for their staff; Mapesbury Clinic (refugee & asylum seekers therapy service); Families Without Fear (Domestic violence Project) Manager; London Ambulance Service - counselling for staff; Wandsworth Bereavement Service (supervisor); Trinity Hospice (supervisor).
MA Psychotherapy (Integrative)
Diploma Psychotherapy (Integrative)
Diploma Counselling (Integrative)
Diploma Supervision (Integrative)
Certificate in CBT
EMDR (To Advance level): this is a particular method of working with trauma and can be applied to other issues.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Session (50 mins) Fee:
Early Morning: £55
Day time: £25-£55
I do have a limited number of concession slots. Daytime 9am-5pm the lowest fee is £20; the other daytime and evening the lowest is £30.
Assessment fee: £50 (session is 1 - 1 1/2 hours)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Only Supervision is available in Woodley.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I have some 10 years of experience of providing 1-1 and group supervision either for private practice or in an organisation setting.