Welcome. Counselling, psychotherapy, coaching and supervision. I offer counselling and psychotherapy to individuals experiencing a wide range of emotional, relationship and work related issues.
I work from the belief that we are all experts on ourselves and given the right level of support, challenge and environmental conditions we are able to make use of our expertise and inner resources.
I hope to encourage people to become aware of their strengths, limitations and inner resources as well as paying attention to physical and emotional responses.
Overall, my style of working is one of promoting inner growth and strength by providing a supportive and conducive environment built on mutual trust, respect, honesty and real contact. I achieve this by making myself available to my clients through focusing on the here and now, including the relationship between my clients and myself.
I have over 30 years of experience working in the area of people development and communication both in the public and private sectors.
I have been counselling since 2007. I have an MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy; Diploma in Psychotherapy and Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Gestalt) from the Metanoia Institute. In addition, I hold an Interpersonal Mediation Practitioner’s Certificate for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and a Certificate in Supervision.
I have experience of working in voluntary settings, with people from a wide range of backgrounds who come to therapy with very varied problems and issues. I believe my training and life experience enables me to support my clients through their struggles and helps them to make life-changing decisions based on thoughtful choice and a sense of a stronger inner self.
I also offer low-cost supervision to counselling and psychotherapy trainees, either individually or in groups. I work from a Gestalt perspective, bringing in consideration of other theories and approaches as appropriate. I am particularly interested in how often the process between my supervisees and myself is a reflection of the client material we are considering.
In addition, I also offer team supervision and individual coaching within organisational settings.
Hours: Monday-Friday day & evening.
My practice in Brentford is easily accessible by public transport. 10 minute walk from Brentford station (South West Trains); Piccadilly Line to Northfields or Boston Manor then 10 minute bus ride, E2 or E8; District Line to Gunnersbury, then 10 minute bus ride, 237 or 267. All buses stop very close by. Street parking is available nearby.