Due to the Covid pandemic I will be conducting my practice via phone or video conference for the time-being
How I work
I believe having a non-judgmental space to talk about our emotional or psychological difficulties can help us better understand what is troubling us. Greater insight into our thoughts and feelings mean they can feel less of a burden and allow us to live a freer, happier life. Together we would explore your current and previous difficulties to try to understand how what is happening in your life now is affected by your past experiences, and how they are influencing your current thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
We would start by meeting for an initial 50 minute consultation to give us an opportunity to get to know each other a little and decide if the therapy I offer is likely to be of help to you. It may take two to three sessions to decide if we would like to start working together, but after these initial sessions there is no obligation for us to continue. If we decide to continue then we will agree a time and day for a regular 50 minute weekly session. I tend to work in a longer-term, open-ended style but can also work on a short-term, focussed basis. Click here for the session fees.
Experience and qualifications
I have a Masters is Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy and have many hours post qualification experience. I working on a one to one basis with adults in the City of London, WC1B and Buckhurst Hill, IG9.
Alongside my individual work, I also have training in understanding organisational dynamics and have experience of working with families in a non-therapeutic setting. This experience can help us think about the wider context of your current situations and how the dynamics from family or work situations are contributing to your current difficulties.
As well as my work in private practice, I have experience of working for the NHS North East London Foundation Trust as an honorary Psychotherapist, as well as working as a counsellor for Waterloo Community Counselling.
I have worked with a broad spectrum of needs ranging from:
- Panic Attacks
- Relationship troubles
- Bereavement & loss
- Sexual difficulties
- Gender identity
- Difficult family dynamics
- Suicidal ideation
I am a registered member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and adhere to their professional code of ethics. View my profile here.
I have an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling & Psychotherapy from Birkbeck University as well as a Certificate in Counselling & Counselling Skills.
I am a certified, accredited Mental Health First Aider.
I am a former Vice-Chair and treasurer of the Birkbeck Counselling Association