One of the most important experiences I have had in my own life was a confidential counselling relationship in which I felt safe and supported to explore the issues that were of most concern to me. It is this that I seek to provide clients, whether their reasons for coming to therapy are to change ways of coping in life that no longer work, to improve relationships, feel more in touch with themselves, or any of dozens of other reasons that might prompt someone to seek support.
As an integrative psychotherapist, I have found that different tried and tested theoretical approaches mean I am able to offer an approach that values the uniqueness of each person and their circumstances. For example, some clients might be drawn to exploring their past life dynamics in the present, while others perhaps need a more cognitive approach. Increasing, numbers of clients are finding the approach of Internal Family Systems therapy to be powerful and effective for them. Whichever approaches are most appropriate, my work is underpinned by ‘person-centred' principles such as empathy. I charge £55 per session. £40 for an introductory session.
Qualifications (Internal Family Systems/Integrative)
I have an MA and an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from Middlesex University, having trained at the Minster Centre in London. I am also an Internal Family Systems therapist. As well as seeing clients in private practice in Rotherhithe (SE16) and Waterloo (SE1), I am a bereavement counsellor with the Haringey Bereavement Service, run by St Joseph’s Hospice, Hackney.
I have previously worked in communications for a major UK health sector charity and in overseas disaster relief and long-term international development for UK aid and development agencies. Prior to that I was a newspaper journalist.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy).
Code of Ethics:
I work within BACP’s Ethical Framework, which includes regular supervision of my work and a commitment to ongoing professional development.
Make an enquiry
Please use the form below to get in touch. I charge £55 per session. £40 for an introductory session.