BACP Registered - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy - Listed on BACP Register, UKCP Registered - UK Council for Psychotherapy
MA Psychotherapy and Counselling
no concessionary sessions available currently
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, and registered member of the BACP and UKCP. I work with adult clients, who see me for help with a variety of issues including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem and difficult relationship patterns.
How I work:
My intention is to provide a counselling space in which you feel safe and supported in order to explore whatever concerns you. I feel a trusting relationship between client and counsellor is vital. I also believe that counselling can provide a place for you to share your concerns at your pace, and be listened to fully, which often doesn’t happen in our daily lives. By listened to fully, I mean without judgement or disruption. Together, we can gain understanding to help you. Counselling is a two-way process, and I work in a collaborative and enabling way. My role isn’t to tell you what to do; I may gently challenge you, or offer insights or observations, but without being authoritative.
As an integrative counsellor, I work in the way that is most suitable to you.I will draw on a number of established counselling and therapeutic approaches depending on your needs. I don’t have a fixed or predetermined way of working therefore, as everyone is different and what helps one person may not suit you. We may explore behaviours, beliefs, feelings or habits that are concerning you, which may involve looking at past or present relationships or how past relationships affect you now.I work holistically, which may include exploring thoughts, emotions and bodily feelings, as our physical sensations can help us understand what is going on for us. I also may suggest creative tools such as drawing or writing, or visualisation. How we work will be agreed between us.
I am interested in how early relationships can affect us in the present. As well as how we relate to and experience others, I am curious about how we experience ourselves, and why it is that we may feel so critical or even ashamed of ourselves.
I am originally from the US; I moved to London over 20 years ago. Before training to become a counsellor, I worked in marketing and creative services. I have been employed in large and small companies, and in voluntary organisations, which gives me an understanding of workplace issues.
I have experience in a private clinic, NHS practice and through voluntary work.
Abortion, Abuse, Addiction(s), Affairs and Betrayals, Anger Management, Anxiety, Attachment Disorder, Bereavement, Bullying, Career Counselling, Child Related Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Emotional Abuse, Family Issues, Infertility, Low Self-Confidence, Low Self-Esteem, Miscarriage, Panic Disorder, Passive Aggressive Behaviour, Postnatal Depression, Pregnancy and Birth, Relationship Issues, Self Harm, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Issues, Stress, Suicidal Thoughts, Work Related Stress