We all face emotional difficulties at some point that stop us from enjoying life as much as we would like. Talking to friends and family can be helpful, but sometimes this isn't possible or doesn't feel enough.
Whether you're finding things challenging, or you have a sense that you could be more connected with yourself and others in your life, counselling can offer a unique opportunity to explore whatever is troubling you, and can help by providing you with support and understanding.
As a UKCP and BACP registered integrative counsellor/ psychotherapist I work with a wide range of issues including anxiety, low self-esteem, issues from childhood, challenges with relationships, and bereavement and depression. Exploring emotions can be daunting, but having someone to support you can make the journey easier.
How I work
I aim to provide a safe, caring, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to explore the issues that prompted you to seek counselling.
What to expect when we first meet
After our first communication we can arrange an initial assessment. The aim of this is to meet face to face, and for you to see whether you would like to work with me as your therapist. The assessment is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions about how I work.
I trained at The Minster Centre in London and I have an MA/Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from Middlesex University.
As well as seeing clients in private practice in Seven Sisters (N15), I'm an Honorary Psychotherapist in a specialist NHS service, and I work as a community bereavement counsellor with the Haringey Bereavement Service which is run by St Joseph’s Hospice, Hackney.
I have trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Humanistic and Person-Centred Psychotherapy, Body Psychotherapy, Diversity and Relational Psychotherapy. I have also had additional specialised training in child sexual abuse, death and bereavement, domestic abuse, self-harm and suicide, sexuality, sexual diversity, and trauma.
As well as being UKCP accredited, I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
Code of Ethics:
I work within BACP's Ethical Framework, which includes regular supervision of my work and a commitment to ongoing professional development.