I aim to provide a safe, supportive space to explore your situation and concerns. In a confidential, non-judgemental environment, you will be encouraged to express your thoughts and feelings. My approach is non-directive to allow you the freedom to go at your own pace, wherever you would like, or feel you need to go, in a session. I will help you to think about the meaning and roots of your concerns and aim to help develop a greater degree of understanding in the interests of healing, growth and integration.
I have worked in private practice at the Harley Street Therapy Centre, the Westlake Clinic, the Centre for Body Psychotherapy, for organisations including MIND in Enfield and Brent MIND and in several school and college settings. I obtained my qualifications in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling and Regent's College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling. I have also studied Psychoanalysis at the Tavistock Clinic and Institute of Psychoanalysis, Attachment Theory at the Bowlby Centre and Mindfulness at London Meditation.
When you first contact me you will be able to arrange an initial consultation which will provide us with time to explore your situation and concerns. It is an opportunity for us to think about the issues you want help with, your expectations of, and queries about, therapy and to look at ways in which it could help you. If we agree that psychotherapy is the way forward, we will then discuss some practicalities, such as: frequency, absences, duration, etc.
Difficulties I have helped clients with include: Abuse; Anxiety; Anger; Bereavement; Bipolar Affective Disorder; Depression; Dissociation; Family and Life Crises; Low Self-Esteem; Mood Swings; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD); Panic Attacks; Phobias; Psychosexual Difficulties; Psychosomatic Symptoms; Relationship Difficulties; Stress; Trauma and Traumatic Events and Work Related Issues.