Highly experienced, accredited and personable psychotherapist working face to face/online with adults and adolescents in central London and from near my home in Berkshire. Finding the right therapist for you is so important, therefore I offer a free initial consultation so we can chat about what therapy may best suit your needs, and if I am the right therapist for you.
Whether you are an individual in search of help or a parent looking for your child, I understand that it is hard to know where to start when finding a therapist. Therefore when we meet for your first consultation, we will chat about what has brought you here, and what you may hope to achieve from therapy, and if working together has the potential for change for the better. We will also discuss whether open ended or short term therapy might be best for you.
I believe my caring, honest and kind approach as a therapist leads to positive change within individuals. At the core of my approach is a belief that understanding our immediate/past experiences may enable us to make sense of difficult feelings or events, and spur future changes in our lives. I provide a confidential and safe space for you to talk and feel heard, and where understanding may be gained. We can explore the difficulties you may be going through, free from judgement, and think about what experiences may have shaped your life as it is today.
I offer specialist support in the following areas; Feeling overwhelmed, Emotional Regulation, Anxiety, Stress, Loss, Covid related worries, Anger, Relationship difficulties/changes, Trauma, Major life changes, Counter-productive coping strategies, (including but not limited to) self harm, disordered eating, addiction.
As well as working in private practice in both London and Berkshire, I also practice within a secondary school. As part of the professional standard I maintain regular professional development through supervision, courses and training.
Training and Qualifications;
-I am a fully qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist having completed a 5 year postgraduate clinical and academic training at one of London’s foremost training institutions.
-I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Theory and Practice from the University of Roehampton.
-I hold a Diploma in Adolescent Counselling in Schools, (Person-centred) from the Metanoia Institute.
-I also hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills from WPF Therapy.
-In addition I have a BSc in Sociology and Psychology (1st Hons).
-I am a Co-Founder and director of Private Psychotherapy London. www.privatepsychotherapylondon.com
-I have experience working with the Samaritans, WPF Therapy and in private practice providing psychotherapy and counselling and undertaking consultations/assessments.
-I am committed to my on-going professional development and I am a professional member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), British Associate of Counselling, Psychotherapy (BACP), and the Foundation of Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC). All of these organisations have strict ethical codes and professional standards of confidentiality to which I subscribe.
-I continue to work in private practice as well as in a secondary school as a counsellor.
-Previously I have also been a tutor in a secondary school, and prior to my career as a psychotherapist I worked with the Armed Forces. As such I am keenly aware of the personal, professional and environmental pressures placed on the adult or adolescent from a diverse range of backgrounds.