It’s simple: I help clients to free themselves of the bonds that prevent them from living the way they truly want to - so that they can enjoy life, give and receive love and warmth, and experience supportive relationships. We work together to explore and understand what lies behind the internal barriers or negative beliefs that are holding them back. This can sometimes be a difficult process, so I always move at the client’s pace, and do not push them to deal with particular issues until they feel ready.
My perspective is that we all have a broad tool kit of qualities and abilities to help us get through life, but that experiences can cause some of these to be dulled, or so rusty that we forget we even have them. I aim to help people reconnect to their full range of innate qualities so that they are whole again. This enables them to cope with things that would otherwise regularly cause anxiety, depression, fear or anger – and to live a more complete, happy and fulfilling life.
When you are in distress, feeling miserable, overwhelmed, or that life is just not moving in the right direction, understanding why this is happening is the first step to bringing about change. I am an experienced and qualified psychotherapist and counsellor who can work with you to help you see your life more clearly, recognise your patterns of behaviour and the nature of your relationships, and connect to who you are.
I offer a warm, kind, gentle and non-judgmental environment, with a dose of good humour. It’s a safe space to heal. I will provide you with practical ways to overcome mental barriers and increase your self-confidence so you can be the person you want to be and live your life to its full potential.
A lot of my work focuses on the effects of trauma, either recent or in the more distant past. Trauma, by which I mean deep psychological wounding, can encompass many experiences. This can include ones you may not have thought of, such as being continually shouted at, neglected or made to feel ‘not good enough’ as a child. I am a qualified EMDR practitioner.
I am currently seeing clients on a variety of online platforms as well as talking on the phone. Before the pandemic I was seeing clients in my consulting room in Little Venice, Central London.