In response to the Coronavirus emergency I am offering online (Zoom, Skype or FaceTime) or telephone sessions if you need support through this challenging time. I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and always seek to offer warmth, compassion and empathy alongside complete confidentiality. I am based in London and the Cotswolds and work on a short-term or open-ended basis depending on what the client is looking for.
My orientation is integrative, which means that I have been trained to create my own personal approach by drawing on a number of different schools of therapy. In particular I am influenced by psychodynamic, relational, humanistic and body psychotherapy. What this means is that I don’t have a single off-the-shelf approach for every person I work with. Instead we will work together to identify the areas you want to explore and how best to approach them. Underpinning all the work is the working relationship we establish together.
You may have a specific issue that you wish to explore such as a relationship, your work, or a recent event that has impacted you. In that case it might be appropriate for us to work together for a fairly short period of time in order to focus on this. On the other hand there may be something more deeply-rooted that is bothering you, or you may have feel that you are ready for a deeper exploration.
I know that finding the right counsellor or therapist for you can be a daunting task. For this reason I wrote an article offering some suggestions as to how to go about it, which you can find on my website. If you have any other questions, then please feel free to get in contact.
I hold an Advanced Diploma and Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling from the Minster Centre, one of the oldest and most respected integrative training courses in the UK. As well as working in private practice, I have previously worked for Transport for London’s in-house Counselling and Trauma Service, for a leading primary care trust within the NHS, and as a member of the counselling team at a leading university. As a result I have worked with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, religions and cultures.
Before training as a counsellor I worked in the music and media industries, so I know from personal experience what it is like to work in highly pressured environment. For my first degree I studied history at Oxford University. This taught me the importance of seeing things - and people - in their wider context.
I am accredited by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). My work is regularly supervised and I am fully insured.