Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Supervisor
'It takes two to know one.' George Bateson
You may be considering counselling or therapy, either for the first time, or to continue the lifelong journey of self-exploration and development. You may be in crisis, or suffering long-term distress. You may feel stuck in some areas, with the same patterns repeating themselves again and again, or have painful feelings related to difficult experiences in the past. Perhaps you hope to make changes in your life, to feel more fulfilled and balanced, with a richer and more rewarding relationship with yourself and the people around you. Therapy can help with this, as we work together to make sense of your experience, identify difficulties, and find your inner and outer resources. An exploratory meeting to discuss your needs may help you decide.
I provide a warm and confidential space to support you in finding your own way. Often, a chance to give voice to what's going on for you offers relief. In the safe space we'll create together, we can reflect on any issues you might have, any difficult feelings, and any unwanted thoughts. We'll also discover, affirm and celebrate your talents, achievements and strengths, as we travel the road to insight, growth and compassion. The aim is to find meaning and the capacity to live a fuller life.
I'm a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor, a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and a trainee member of the UK Council For Psychotherapy (UKCP), working in easy reach of North, East, West and Central London. I follow the BACP Ethical Framework for professional practice. I'm a member of the Body Psychotherapy Network and an Approved Anxiety UK Therapist (APPTS accreditation). I'm also a Supervisor. I provide supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors and therapists. Both psychotherapy and supervision enable people to grow and evolve. Please see my Supervision page for further details.
I tend to work in a long-term, open ended way. Sometimes twice weekly is appropriate. We can discuss this in our initial consultation. Areas I can help with include depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship problems, intimacy issues, addictions, eating disorders, loss and bereavement, self-harm, anger management, life transitions, existential concerns such as loss of purpose or meaning, sexuality, gender and trauma. Nothing shocks me, and I don't judge. Please enquire if you want to discuss further whether I can help in a particular area.