The Gestalt Centre
15-23 St Pancras Way
17A East End Road
I am a senior Counselling Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor.
I work as private practitioner in North and Central London. I offer short and long-term counselling and psychotherapy depending on your needs and difficulties.
I work from an integrative perspective, combining Existential-Phenomenology with Psychodynamic principles.
I also offer short term Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for mild to moderate mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression.
My comprehensive and diverse training and experience enable me to work with a wide range of difficulties and tailor therapy to your individual needs.
I have further interest and experience in Maternity & Women’s Health. I mange the Women’s Health Counselling Service in Homerton Hospital where I work with a wide range of difficulties such as transition into parenthood, perinatal and postnatal depression, traumatic birth experience, fertility issues and pregnancy loss.
I also offer clinical supervision and I have been teaching and supervising counselling psychology and psychotherapy students at Regent’s University and the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling.
My therapeutic approach:
My approach to therapy is open, direct and non-judgmental with a compassionate and nurturing attitude.
Life can be difficult and painful at times as we may face bereavement, illness, relationship breakdown, work dissatisfaction, dilemmas and confusion or other challenges we may encounter.
Each one of us brings our own unique way of being in the world, that is: how you see the world and yourself and how you think about your resources (or lack of resources) to cope with life challenges.
Our difficulties may be seen as present difficulties, but often-past pain and trauma complicates things further.
At these times it is particularly helpful to talk to someone in confidence, so you are not left to face these challenges on your own as well as to enable you to open up new ways to think, understand and manage these life difficulties.
As a counselling psychologist practicing from an existential perspective, I refrain from medicalising life problems and focus on understanding how you experience the world in which you live in.
This shared understanding is often valuable as it helps shade light on areas in your life that need to be re-examined , questioned and renegotiated.
This process could often bring about a personal and psychological growth and could be very empowering. It could help you reengage with life and your difficulties in a new and different way and to overcome or learn to live with these challenges differently.
Training, qualifications & experience
I’m a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society and a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.
I trained at Regents University in Existential-Phenomenological and Psychodynamic approaches. I completed further training in Psychological Interventions (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) at the University of Surrey.
In my private practice I work from an integrative perspective drawing on a range of therapeutic understandings and interventions.
I also offer clinical supervision to trainee counselling psychologists trainee psychotherapists and trainee counsellors and I completed further training in Existential supervision at the New School of Psychotherapy & Counselling.
I have worked in the NHS (primary care, secondary care and women's health), charity funded organisations and the private sector.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Confusion and indecisiveness
- Difficulty to form and maintain close relationship
- Changes and Life crisis
- Medically Unexplained Symptoms
- Clinical supervision.
Face to face weekly sessions fee ranges between £80 and £110 per session (50 minutes); the agreed fee depends on the kind of work we agree to do together (i.e. short or long term) as well as the time of the session (morning rates are cheaper than evening rates).
Skype sessions are available and range between £70 and £80 (depending on the time of the day).
I also offer concessions for people on low income (such as: students, unwaged, single parents, pensioners). Fee ranges between £40 and £60 per weekly session and are negotiated in the first appointment (subject to availability).
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Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I work on Mondays (morning and evening), Thursdays (noon to evening) and Fridays (morning and evening) .
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer clinical supervision to trainee counselling psychologists, trainee counsellors and trainee psychotherapists.