Life can be challenging sometimes and you may feel overwhelmed by difficult feelings or behaviours. Sometimes you may simply want to understand yourself better, realise your potential or improve your relationships.
I am a professionally qualified and registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. Psychotherapy aims to help you overcome obstacles to make sense of your internal world and feel understood and supported. It could help you to achieve lasting and fulfilling change in relationships with others but also your most important relationship, the one you have with yourself.
Over the last 14 years, I have worked with vulnerable and marginalised adolescents and adults who have been subject to the criminal justice system, both within the community and prisons as well as psychiatric secure facilities. I have supported individuals suffering from acute, chronic, and complex trauma, addiction, personality disorders, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I am currently continuing forensic psychotherapy work at the Portman Clinic (Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust) alongside private practice both online and in person in central London. I understand the importance of providing a safe and confidential space to allow clients to explore what may feel uncomfortable.
Living and working in London, which is rich in diversity, I hold a particular interest in working with difference, belonging, identity, cultural issues and intergenerational trauma and understanding how these issues can affect people in the course of their everyday life.
I am keen to learn how we can work together to think about what may feel confusing and painful in a calm, confidential and non-judgemental environment, where self-care is front and centre.
Whilst COVID-19 has impacted the way in which therapy is delivered, I am still committed to offering therapy sessions in person in a COVID-secure environment based in consulting rooms in London Victoria.
Alternatively, psychotherapy via Zoom video calls and telephone is also available nationally.
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.