People seek counselling and psychotherapy for many reasons.
Perhaps you would like your relationships to improve; maybe you'd like to break recurring patterns in your life; you might be suffering with grief, anxiety or depression and need support to move forward.
Taking the first step can feel daunting. Whatever your issues, I provide a non judgmental, safe and confidential environment to help you explore them and open up possibilities for change. I draw on a variety of techniques to help meet your individual needs and enable you to live your life as you would like.
My practice is based in Vauxhall, London, SW8.
We all face many challenges every day and sometimes it feels overwhelming.
You might be suffering from depression, anxiety, grief, loss, anger or low self esteem.
Counselling can help explore and identify what is going on for you and then bring new perspectives and possibilities for change.
Whether you are married, living together, same sex, old or young, relationships can be challenging.
Perhaps you feel stuck in the same pattern of arguing that you never manage to resolve.
Maybe you have suffered a trauma, are dealing with an affair or struggling with sex and intimacy.
Perhaps you simply wish you could communicate better.
Family therapy provides a space for family members to express and explore their feelings in a non-judgmental environment.
You can discuss difficulties and differences and learn how to balance these, improve communication and agree a way forward.
Not all members of the family need to attend all sessions. The counsellor might work with children and adults individually or in different combinations, depending on the issues.
I offer a friendly, collaborative and empathetic environment where we can work together to explore your issues. I'm interested both in what you're experiencing now and how your past might be affecting it.
My training and experience enable me to integrate theories and techniques to tailor counselling to your needs. My aim is to help you gain insight and identify internal and external resources to help create positive change.
I'm happy to chat on the phone and deal with any questions or concerns before you decide to book a session. At the initial session we can decide together what you would like to achieve from counselling and whether it is right for you.
Sessions are weekly and 50 minutes long. I offer both short and longer term counselling depending on your needs.
Individual session £65
Couple session £75
Family session £75
In addition to my private practice, I've worked for Relate for many years and with young people in a secondary school.
MA in Relationship Therapy (Distinction)- Relate Institute, University of Hull
Certificate in CBT - WPF Therapy
Certificate in ACT - ACT Online (Dr Russ Harris)
Accredited Member of BACP
My work is guided by the BACP Code of Ethics.
I regularly attend courses and workshops on a wide range of subjects including trauma, addiction, bereavement, young people and mental health. Continually extending my knowledge and ensuring I'm aware of new developments are essential to the effectiveness of my practice.
I'm also constantly learning from my own children, family and friends! I've always been fascinated by what makes people and relationships tick.
Issues I can help with
Low Self Esteem