There can be times in our lives when we experience distressing events or feelings which seem overwhelming. This can be due to a particular circumstance such as difficulties in our current relationships, work related stress, illness, bereavement, or dealing with painful memories from our childhood. Sometimes we have no idea what is making us feel the way we do. All we know is that life has become distressing, or even intolerable. It could be at these times a talking therapy may be a helpful option. I realize the thought of meeting with a therapist can be daunting but it provides the opportunity to make sense of your individual circumstances, leaving you better equipped to cope for the future. During the sessions, ideas, thoughts and feelings can be aired in a non-judgemental and confidential setting.
I have worked as a therapist for over 25 years in a variety of settings, including as a staff counsellor at a London teaching hospital and as a Counselling Service Manager for a CCG funded Mind organisation. I am experienced in providing short term focused counselling or longer term psychoanalytic therapy. I am qualified to see couples having trained with Relate as a relationship counsellor. Currently I work as a clinical supervisor on a psychodynamic counsellor training course and also provide private supervision for qualified counsellors/psychotherapists. As an organizational consultant (MA in Organizational Consultancy from the Tavistock Clinic) I am experienced in facilitating various staff groups, including Reflective Practice Groups.