Life is a journey and sometimes you need an empathic psychotherapist to share your struggles and help you to make sense of them.
It may be the time for you to switch off the internal critic and take the first step to give yourself permission to bloom.
I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and draw on a number of theories to suit your personal therapy requirements.
We are all unique individuals and therefore I adapt the therapy to suit you, rather than working in a formulaic way. I like to work in a way that is supported by evidence. I use both psychodynamic and attachment theory, as a basis for understanding, as neuroscience supports such an approach.
I respect and incorporate the Humanistic way of working. I use empathic attunement, authenticity and responsiveness in our therapeutic relationship.
I consider relationships as key in psychotherapy and in life. If you have a clearer understanding of yourself it will lead to more fulfilling relationships, including with yourself.
You may sometimes behave in ways you do not recognise nor understand. Through therapy you may discover that certain events have triggered something buried deep within you. I believe past life experiences can inform you in the here and now. I hope to work with you to uncover a greater depth of understanding of yourself. Putting words to your emotions will help you with your journey.
I aim to help you to get in touch with your emotions, to accept and trust them and thereby release your full potential.
I use EMDR as part of the therapy I offer or as a stand alone treatment. EMDR has traditionally been used to treat PTSD arising from such traumas as assault, road traffic accidents, sexual abuse and childhood neglect. Research has now shown that EMDR can successfully treat less trauma related symptoms such as performance anxiety, panic disorders and depression. Memories have to be processed so that clients ‘remember’ traumatic events without ‘re-experiencing’ them, and thereby the emotional intensity of that memory is reduced. This is achieved by the client recalling the memory and at the same time moving their eyes from side-to-side or feeling an alternate tap on the back of each hand.
You will undergo an initial assessment with me to determine your personal therapy goals, which we will review regularly.
I offer a safe and completely confidential service. Your therapy can be short or long term on a weekly basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained for five years at Regent’s University, London, which is recognised by the UKCP.
I undertook the Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling, the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling and the Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy.
I have undertaken training in the ‘Fundamentals of Therapeutic Mentoring in Addressing the Emotional Repercussions of Dyslexia’ with the charity GroOops Dyslexia Aware.
My EMDR training was with Sandi Richman of Richman EMDR Training.
I have a BA in Law and Psychology and worked as a litigation solicitor in the City for over 20 years. I have volunteered on the LawCare helpline for over 4 years, an independent charity founded to address the emotional and health problems experienced by members of the legal profession.
I currently volunteer at the Camden, City, Islington and Westminster Bereavement Service, where I provide bereavement counselling and I also volunteer at the Centre for Better Health in Hackney where I undertake assessments and provide psychotherapy. I have provided short term counselling for students at London Metropolitan University. I volunteered at the Highgate Day Centre, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, a recovery service for people with substantial mental health needs. I am a member of the UKCP and the BACP and abide by their Code of Ethics.
I undertake regular clinical supervision and continuous professional development.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Emotional repercussions of dyslexia.
Boarding school issues.
I charge £75 per 50 minute session at the City Therapy Rooms and £70 per 50 minute session at the Barnsbury Therapy Rooms.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Types of client