My training is in Existential Psychotherapy. Existential therapy is an approach which is first and foremost philosophical; its focus is on making sense of life and human existence. I find this form of therapy effective in helping my clients live more meaningfully and purposefully. Each client’s situation is unique and I tailor my approach based on individual needs. This may involve drawing from other modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic and systemic approaches. Beyond the therapeutic modality I believe that the most important factor for effective therapy is the relationship between the therapist and the client. It is within an authentic, open and non-judgemental relationship that changes can occur.
I am an experienced psychotherapist and supervisor. I am currently practicing privately in Shoreditch. I have worked in various counselling settings including several drug and alcohol services, GP practices, private organisations and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust where I provided therapy to patients with eating disorders. This has allowed me to meet and work with people facing a wide range of difficulties.
I am particularly experienced in supporting those struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, gender and sexuality related issues, work place issues and addiction. I have a special interest in supporting people who are in the midst of a crisis of values and beliefs, who feel a lack of direction or who are going through a transition in their live, whether personal or professional.
I was born in France. Before training as a therapist I swam competitively for more than ten years and worked for ten years in business in France and the UK. This has given me a good understanding and first-hand experience of both the competitive and corporate worlds and the associated pressures. I am therefore well equipped to work with issues such as performance anxiety, burn out, emotional difficulties following the end of a sports career or other career change.
Towards the end of my business career I felt that my life lacked meaning and purpose. I decided to enter therapy where I started to reassess my values and beliefs and to explore what really mattered to me. It enabled me to make new choices. I trained to become a therapist and started a new career. Therapy has helped me become more self-aware, to relate to others in a more satisfying way and it has been a great support in shaping a more meaningful life.