Mine is an embodied, dialogical and relational approach. We are a relational species, who co-create our realities and experiences through our relationships, as such we co-regulate feelings, experiences, thoughts and emotions through each other. I support clients to develop a specific type of awareness (a sort of mindfulness), learning to attune to themselves in a way that acknowledges the impact that events, thoughts and the presence of others have on them and therefore the therapeutic relationship is of such a crucial importance. This provides the possibility to create space and opening for experimentation, possibility and change.
An unpredictable, uncertain and vulnerable time.
I am now taking clients who might be in need of support to deal with the huge emotional, psychological and physical impact that the pandemic might be inflicting upon people. Online sessions available for support.
Where we are now
Our lives have suffered drastic changes over the past year.
Life has become more unpredictable and uncertain.
Some people have lost jobs, some have lost family members, friends and many will feel vulnerable and isolated. Loss is now more on the forefront of our lives than ever before as well as the fear of loss.
You might feel like ‘my whole world has been turned upside down’. You might be experiencing a huge sense of shock, might be feeling numb unable to connect with what is going on for you, depressed, drifting, apprehensive or tense or even angry and resentful. These are all natural responses to a sudden change of this magnitude.
The sort of events we are experiencing and witnessing can have a profound toll in our emotional, psychological and physical selves. Anxiety and apprehension might highly increase along with panic attacks, claustrophobia, fear, worrying, obsessive thinking, ritualistic behaviour and anger. These might be some of the experiences you are going through at the moment.
If you need specific support in these times please email or phone me.
I will support you to find ways of dealing with all that you might be experiencing right now.
I conduct the sessions through Skype or Zoom.
In our initial consultation and in collaboration we will look at what your needs are and get a sense of each other to see if we can embark on this work together and see if the online medium might work for you.
I am an experienced and professionally qualified Individual and Group Gestalt Psychotherapist with many years of experience seeing clients. I have worked in a range of counselling services, have a background in Clinical Psychology and worked in the Mental Health field.
My private practice is based in the Camden, Kings Cross area. I offer short, long and open ended individual therapy.
I am a Gestalt Therapist and practice in a relational and embodied (body-oriented) way. One of my interests is in exploring how the embodied process of client and therapist impact and co-create both our experiences in order to support the client to develop an awareness of their internal world and therefore increase the range of possibilities for choice available to them.
In my therapeutic work I tap into the inherent healing possibilities of the here and now by staying with the “what is” of the situation, focusing on the lived body experience (feelings, emotions, sensations, thoughts, images) as a way to support the development of the client's awareness in order to access more of themselves and be able to fulfil their potential. The way I work is informed by developmental and attachment theories looking at the ways we have, over the years and specially in our childhood learnt to relate to ourselves and others due to specific contexts and circumstances and how some of those ways are bringing us much suffering as they are stuck in fear.
As a Gestalt Psychotherapist my aim is to create a safe, confidential and trusting space in which clients can explore whatever they find troubling. The action of seeking and seeing a therapist can be the first step to change (sometimes this in itself creates some of ‘the change needed’) and of finding those parts of ourselves we so truly yearn to re-acquaint ourselves with or discover for the very first time.
I endeavour to be a source of unconditional support through emphatic listening, a dialogical attitude and attunement to the client’s experiences and feelings. Part of what I offer is a finely developed, attuned intuition and a creative approach to healing.
I have experience of supporting a wide range of experiential issues such as depression, anxiety, anorexia, trauma, relationships difficulties, loss and bereavement, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, addiction and alcohol related issues, sexual abuse and many other issues that are part and parcel of our human condition.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.