I have expertise in working with people who are finding it difficult to cope with life and its struggles.
Our struggle to cope may be related to extremely stressful, frightening and distressing experiences that we are experiencing or that we have experienced in the past.
Struggling to cope, we may experience anxiety, stress, panic, depression, anger.
Struggling to cope may also result in loss of self-esteem, loss of self-worth and loss of self-confidence.
We may notice that we are experiencing relationship difficulties at home and at work, struggling to effectively communicate, finding it difficult to form and maintain relationships with others.
In therapy, I create a safe, private and confidential space with you; a space that feels supportive, where you feel listened to and heard. It is a space where, at your pace and within your time frame, we will explore and talk about your experiences, working through your life struggles, so that you gain insight and understanding of the way that you are relating to your life and your life difficulties. This leads to an improved sense of well-being so that you feel more empowered to bring about change and find a more effective way of going on in the future.
I am an experienced Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Couples Counsellor and Systemic Family Therapist, working with individuals, couples and families online or in person in the Cardiff area and West London (Holland Park area).
I have over 10 years’ experience of working with individuals, including direct work with chilren and young people, couples and families in a Family and Children’s Services context. I also supervise other therapists in this context.
In adddition, I have also worked for Mind, Cruse Bereavement Service, CAMHS and organisations supporting people with addiction problems and their families.
I am a member of UKCP (United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists) and AFT (Association of Family Therapists).
I am also a qualified NVR (Non-Violent Resistance) practitioner and supervisor, working with families where there is relationship breakdown, characterised by controlling, challenging and harmful behaviour between parent/s and child/ren.
I am also a qualified solicitor (over 25 years experience) and a member of the Law Society.
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.