We all face times when life feels challenging and we find it difficult to see a path forward. This may be because of a recent life event such as a bereavement or the breakdown of a relationship, or perhaps issues have been brewing for some time and have now reached a boiling point for you. Perhaps you're looking to simply understand yourself better and develop as a person.
In my experience, people come to therapy for many reasons including:
Self-doubt, isolation, fear, or a struggle to manage your emotions may be barriers preventing you from overcoming difficulties and finding the answers you're looking for.
Therapy offers a calm, reflective, open and judgement-free space to talk about your thoughts and feelings. Working together, we can explore patterns of negative behaviour and what the root of these might be. We can then start to reframe situations, consider alternative approaches and explore what changes you'd like to make and how you might achieve these.
As an integrative practitioner, I am trained in and have experience of working with the three main therapeutic approaches: psychodynamic, person-centred and cognitive-behavioural. This diversity of thinking allows me to find the right approach for you and address the challenges you are currently facing.
I run a private practice based in North London working with adults across a broad range of issues on a long-term basis. I also work as a Senior Psychotherapist and Assessor for a community counselling service in Highbury.
I also regularly attend workshops, seminars and other training sessions as part of my ongoing Continual Professional Development (CPD).
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists (BACP).
I adhere to the BACP Ethical Guidelines, receive regular clinical supervision from an accredited practitioner, and my work is fully insured.
MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, The University of Roehampton (BACP Accredited)
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies,
City and Islington College
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills,
City and Islington College
BA (Hons.) in Psychology and Cultural Studies, The University of Birmingham
The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) is the professional association for members of the counselling and psychotherapy professions in the UK.
The BACP promotes and develop safe, ethical and competent practice, ensuring that its registered members are working with the clients' best interests at heart.
I meet all prospective clients for an initial assessment session (via Zoom or face-to-face) so you can share a little about your background and what brings you to therapy, and discuss what you're hoping to achieve.
After the initial meeting, we will agree on a plan including fees and other terms. Occasionally, we may decide that an alternative type of therapy may suit you better and I can help you to explore options.
If you feel you need urgent support, please contact The Samaritans. The service is free, confidential and accessible for all.
For general information on mental health and wellbeing, and support services near you please visit the Mental Health UK website.