I am a fully qualified integrative, attachment-based therapist offering couples and individuals a safe and confidential place for support, exploration and most importantly, change. Please check my website at www.spaceforus.co.uk if you would like to learn more about how I work.
I believe that a respectful and non-judgmental environment is crucial in therapy, and this is an essential element of my work. I always welcome whole authentic feelings from my clients, without putting a negative label on them. To be able to explore overwhelming emotions such as: guilt, embarrassment, shame, anger, envy, fear, and many others, without feeling judged, requires trust to be present.
I encourage my clients to work with me in creative ways, adopting curiosity to potential underlying dynamics, as I too, work with commitment and interest in whatever I see.
I combine well-established therapeutic approaches with innovative techniques. Together we will search for the root of your problem, then work together in a holding, yet creative and instinctive way, moving towards meaningful change to your life.
My goal is to help couples to look deeply at themselves and their relationship to get to the core of their struggles and create love, closeness and connection.
With couples I work in an Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) approach. It is an effective short-term structured and transparent approach that aims to repair and strengthen partners relationship, communication and emotional bond. Emotionally Focused Therapy is one of the most studied and validated approaches to couple therapy at the moment.
Some issues I can help couples with:
· Frequent / recurring conflicts
· Unhealthy patterns
· Being stuck in argument
· Traumatic experiences (affairs, long separation, betrayal)
· Lack of emotional intimacy
· Feeling disconnected
· Sexual mismatch (one partner wants more intimacy than another)
· Depression or anxiety in the relationship
· Premarital counselling
Training, qualifications & experience
Following several years of studying psychology and counselling, I am a professionally trained integrative therapist. As a member of the BACP Register (accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care), I abide by their ethical guidelines. I'm also a member of ICEEF and BEFT (British Emotionally Focused Therapy Centre) as an EFT therapist.
I have a background in business psychology, and had a successful career as a consultant prior to my clinical career.
Throughout the course of my training, I have worked with many different people in generic settings, and I continue to do this, enjoying the variety of people I meet in my private practice.
Main areas of my work include: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family issues, emotional and sexual abuse, low self-esteem, shame, trauma, and anger.
I also specialise in divorce and breaking-up issues, and run support groups in Greenwich.
I continue to attend further workshops and courses, consistently enhancing my knowledge base, and developing myself as a practitioner.
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
To make therapy affordable for more people, I operate a sliding scale of fees.
Please email me for more information.
I offer both once-weekly sessions for clients, as well as up to two sessions per week for people requiring more support. Prolonged sessions (90+ minutes) are also available.
Greenwich, South East London (3 min walk from Greenwich station)