I am a senior Counselling Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor.
I work as private practitioner in North and Central London.
I also offer online therapy.
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 managed the Women’s Health Counselling Service in Homerton Hospital where I worked 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, psychotherapists and 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.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
- Women's Health ( transition to motherhood, pregnancy loss, traumatic birth)
Concessions offered for
Face to face weekly sessions fee ranges between £90 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).
Online and telephone sessions are available.
I also offer concessions for people on low income (such as: students, unwaged, single parents, pensioners). Fee ranges between £60 and £80 per weekly session and are negotiated in the first appointment (subject to availability).
I work on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays (morning and evening) .
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