I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist, offering integrative therapy at London Bridge, Brixton, and Crystal Palace. All three locations are easily accessible by public transport, and I can offer free parking at my Crystal Palace practice. I have worked as a therapist in primary care (GP surgeries) as well in the charitable sector for many years, which has included resolving a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship problems, and addictions. I work with individuals and couples and offer therapy in English and German language.
When Therapy Can Help
Counselling or psychotherapy can be the gateway to living your life more fully and connecting more deeply with yourself and others.
Whether there is something missing in your life or some loss of direction, therapy can help you regain your sense of balance and discover new perspectives, with the fresh eyes of awareness.
What You Can Expect
Whether you wish to look at a current issue or something more deeply-rooted, I offer a secure and confidential space where you can be heard and listened to.
The therapeutic relationship is at the core of my work. This mutual encounter can create a sense of trust and shared curiosity between us, thus opening the door to the expression of your needs. When the unfolding of your therapeutic process happens at your pace, new insights can safely be voiced and integrated.
I offer both short-term and open-ended therapy with individuals, couples, and small groups. I regard a "couple" in its wider sense and welcome two relationship partners as much as family members, friends, and work colleagues. Whether the work is counselling or mediation, I hold the space for you to become the experts of your own interpersonal problems.
What Is Integrative Psychotherapy?
Integrative counselling and psychotherapy is a unique therapeutic approach based on contemporary research and teaching methods.
My integrative approach is based on psychoanalytic and humanistic ideas. I combine components of attachment theory, Gestalt, and relational psychotherapy. I also lean on mindfulness therapies (including MBCT for stress relief, depression and addictions).
Furthermore, I am curious about the role of the body as part of psychological healing. Neuroscience research has shown a significant link between the mind and body in emotion regulation and the healing of trauma. Experts now talk about the concept of "bodymind”, which is combining the wisdom of our embodied experience with our thinking. This can lead to more balanced decisions and a greater sense of connectedness with others. If such a process seems right for you, I may include aspects of body psychotherapy to support you.
I am interested in issues of belonging in a multi-cultural society and work in English and German language.
Where Do I Go From Here?
Please feel to telephone me if you want to know more or to see if I can help. The first session will provide the space for you to explore your options and get a sense of my way of working. If you wish to commence therapy, you may start with just a few sessions or a block of 12 as a good grounding. You may then complete or wish to deepen your exploration with a more open-ended process. Whatever you decide, we will regularly review this together as your process unfolds.
Please feel free to contact me via my website or by telephone for my availability. I look forward to hearing from you.