BACP Registered Counsellor
Counselling can help you understand yourself and the way you are in the world, improve your relationships, support you to work through emotional suffering with a view to leading a more fulfilling life.
Many people who seek counselling have found themselves experiencing relationship problems or emotional difficulties, however, counselling can also benefit those who are curious about themselves and wish to engage in therapy for personal growth. Therapy can do for the mind what exercise does for the body. It can encourage you to feel a sense of aliveness, support you to think more flexibly, help you to develop emotional resilience as well as prevent more serious problems from occurring.
My therapeutic work is grounded in Gestalt therapy which is a creative, holistic and humanistic approach supporting personal growth, self acceptance and which teaches us how we can have more satisfying relationships with those around us. I work with you as a whole person, paying attention to both physical and psychological processes and how they link together. I work relationally meaning that I bring myself into the therapeutic relationship with you as another human being, sharing my responses, thoughts and feelings with you.
I am particularly interested in people’s everlasting ability to grow through human connection and healthy relationships.
I have been working for over 5 years with people who have been experiencing various difficulties in their lives, including, anxiety, stress, depression, substance misuse, trauma, relationship issues and health issues. I have experience of working in various settings including charities, public sector services, private practice and NHS, offering brief counselling and long term therapy. In addition to my private practice, I manage a therapeutic service for children in one of London's primary schools and also lead a team of counsellors in a South West London NHS/IAPT service.
Training and qualification
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (2014)
MA Psychology (2003)