The experience of coming for therapy is an opportunity for you to discover for the first (or subsequent) time in life that you can let go of all the judgements, the fear and hesitation, and begin to talk about what is bothering you. We become wounded within a sense of connectedness - in families, relationships, friendships and society - and paradoxically it is within a sense of connectedness that we can begin to heal. Healing the emotional brain takes time, but it is a creative and deeply fulfilling process that brings wonderful gifts with itself. I help my clients to begin to feel more balanced and calm within their mind and body.
I work with clients going through moderate distress, and some of the common issues that I work with are: anxiety, depression, Complex Trauma, relationship issues (Couples Counselling), survivors of domestic violence and post-traumatic stress. I help my clients to feel more grounded and functional in life, before they feel ready to reflect upon their past experiences. I offer individual psychotherapy, as well as couples counselling.
Opening up about your life in psychotherapy can be a very anxiety-provoking experience for many, and therefore, I can assure you that the work I do is not about judgement, but it is to get a deeper understanding of what is going on for you. And to offer you a space where you can be heard and seen. I welcome the use of art and poetry in the therapy sessions.
I welcome the use of arts and creativity in the process of psychotherapy. This includes sandtray, art images, poetry, drawing and the use of symbols to explore life experiences that are difficult to put into words.
I offer trauma-informed therapy to adults who are going through a difficult time in life, and who would like to use the therapeutic space to discover a more calm and comfortable place within themselves. I offer a warm space in therapy where you can begin to explore and talk about things that are bothering you. I also offer Couples Counselling to people going through relationship difficulties.
I trained for five years to qualify as a transpersonal psychotherapist at CCPE London. Prior to training as a therapist, I have had a wide exposure in life: I studied a master’s degree in engineering, worked in financial services for a decade, wrote three books of poetry, wrote art & book reviews, been a member of a few international arts and conflict transformation NGOs, and read Buddhist philosophy for fifteen years. I speak Dutch, English and Hindi languages, and at present I only offer psychotherapy in English.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.