I am a down to earth, qualified and experienced Person-Centred psychotherapist and counsellor who can offer you a warm, kind and safe therapy relationship, within which you can make sense of your experiences and your responses to them. You will be welcomed just as you are, without judgement and we can sensitively explore together your inner 'landscape.'
You will steer us: you decide what to share, at your own pace and for as many sessions as you'd like. We can regularly review our work together to ensure that you continue to get what you need and your feedback about your experience of me, of my approach to you and of the therapy itself is welcome throughout the process. I don't offer advice or analysis; I do support you to build on your innate inner resources, to grow to trust and accept yourself more fully, to find your own sense of direction and to enjoy a more authentic sense of self.
I can help you with anxiety, depression, low self-worth, relationship difficulties (professional or personal), loneliness and isolation, bereavement, traumatic experiences, life transitions and finding meaning - amongst other issues. You may have a more general sense of dissatisfaction or unease and not know exactly what's wrong. Whatever brings you, I am committed to helping you to 'see the wood for the trees,' to working with you to explore your difficulties and to supporting you to find your way beyond them.
My initial academic and vocational training was in the performance arts. I bring my experience and understanding of the particular difficulties faced by actors, musicians and dancers to my work with them.
In addition, my MSc Dissertation research explored the experience of attending boarding school and the particular reverberations those who boarded might feel in their adult lives.
What motivates us to begin a therapy journey is as unique as we are and I strive to approach every client without preconceptions, regardless of age, sexual identity, gender, belief systems, levels of ability, ethnicity or cultural and social background.
I am currently working online-only via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays and face-to-face or online from my practice room in Dalston, E8 on Wednesdays and Fridays. Do get in touch to find out more by dropping me an email or text or by leaving me a voicemail and we can arrange to meet. There's no obligation to continue after an initial session and you can end our work whenever you feel ready.