Perhaps you feel stuck - talking with friends just isn’t enough, or you are tired of living in a bubble, going through the same motions everyday, detached from the world. Deciding to see counsellor is an important decision, giving you an opportunity to step out of everyday life, reflect on events, and speak to a professional who can help you make sense out of what is going on.
I offer a confidential space where we can explore together your concerns and support you towards the changes you wish to make in your life.
As an integrative therapist, (MA, MBACP), I encompass a range of perspectives and consider: patterns of thought / behaviour; childhood experiences; our creative ‘self’; the rhythm and tone of our relationship; and where you may be holding tension in your body. At the heart of my approach is how you relate: to yourself, to significant others, and to the world around you. I pay attention to your body / mind connection and believe when both are in harmony, greater awareness and compassion to your experience can be achieved.
The main theories I draw upon are: person centred, mindfulness, somatic experience, body psychotherapy, transcultural, coaching, psychodynamic and CBT. I fully embrace diversity with openness to people from all cultures, backgrounds, ages, abilities, beliefs, orientations and preferences. I believe the therapeutic process is one of creativity, discovery and exploration and am interested in any written reflections, images, metaphors, dreams etc.. that you wish to share.
Remaining open to new ideas and providing a consistently high standard of service is important to me and I attend regular training, workshops, seminars and conferences. The areas of my own Continual Personal Development (CPD) include: medical qi gong, body psychotherapy, mindfulness, CBT, identity, sexual diversity, trauma, and art therapy.
We would meet for an initial session to get a sense of whether therapy would be right for you, and to decide whether we would like to work together. You will most likely have questions for me, and we can consider how many sessions may be needed. There is no obligation for us to meet again after the initial session.
On-going sessions are usually on the same day, at the same time each week, or twice weekly. Each session lasts 50 minutes
The initial consultation is £30, and ongoing sessions are £65. A number of low-cost places are available depending on individual circumstances.
Holidays, breaks and missed sessions
I take planned breaks during the year and will give you at least one months notice of this. If you want to take any additional breaks the sessions are charged for so I can hold the space for you.
Number of sessions
The choice is yours and there is no pressure to decide immediately. We can agree on a number of sessions, or leave it open and see what happens - sometimes it is hard to tell right at the start.
Belgravia: 5 mins walk from London Victoria Station
Monument: 5 mins walk from London Monument / Bank Station
East Dulwich: 8 mins walk from East Dulwich station, close to Peckham Rye, Denmark Hill, Forest Hill and North Dulwich.
Please see the Location page for full details and maps.
Areas of Experience
Stress and Anxiety: physical, emotional, mental
Relationships (with self, significant others, and how you are in the world)
Questioning Identities & sense of self (sexuality, race, gender, culture, community, family)
Change and Transition
Existential questioning and life purpose
Habitual drinking and recreational drug use