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 volunteered at the Camden, City, Islington and Westminster Bereavement Service, where I provided bereavement counselling and I also volunteered at the Centre for Better Health in Hackney where I undertook assessments and provided 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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Emotional repercussions of dyslexia.
Boarding school issues.
Concessions offered for
I charge £70 per 50 minute session at the Barnsbury Therapy Rooms.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; during Covid 19 slots offered on Mondays and Fridays too