Welcome, psychotherapy is a collaborative process based on the relationship between a client and a therapist. Grounded in dialogue, it provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. You and the therapist will work together to identify and change the thought and behaviour patterns that keep you from being your best.
From my own experience, therapy can be both fun and, at times, daunting.
I have sought help from some therapists as part of my healing, so I am familiar with the process and know the importance of finding the right person.
What I mean by this is not who presents well on paper but to whom your gut, your irrational, instinctual nature, says YES.
Over the years, I have worked with clients on short-term and long-term arrangements. Dealing with depression, anxiety, shame, suicidal crisis, anger, bullying, low self-esteem, panic disorders, relationship issues, trauma, questions of spirituality and meaning, such as Who am I?
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
Approach to Therapy
Transpersonal Integrative Psychotherapy; I have chosen this model because it encompasses other schools of thought and the spiritual side of life. Consequently, I can choose and adapt the appropriate style for each client. After all, we are all unique, and therapy is never the same.
Spiritual to me is that aspect of us that we cannot deny as we grow, with hindsight. That which is animating our bodies, saying things that we hear ourselves speaking. That puts people in front of us that we need. We are never alone. My own most transparent guidance comes through dreams.
Therefore the work of Carl. G. Jung resonates with me.
At the heart of my practice and for the work to be successful is the relationship between the therapist and the client, so an exploratory meeting is essential. An initial consultation will establish if it feels right for us to work together, and you can then decide whether you want to proceed. We will agree on a fixed number of sessions or a more open-ended arrangement.
Our work together will begin with a period of getting to know you, and during this time, we will discuss the area that you would like to transform.
I trained at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE) in London. www.ccpe.org.uk
I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Transpersonal and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, accredited by the UKCP and validated by the University of Northampton.
When I have first witnessed the magic of a good therapeutic alliance, I become hungry for freedom and transformation. I consumed knowledge like regular meals and realised that insight was not enough. Change comes when we apply what we know, from taking a risk, so I did that reluctantly. Step by step, going through fear, shame, anxiety etc. I might ask you to complete certain tasks designed to help you develop more effective skills. This approach often involves homework assignments. I draw on many techniques, including visualisation, dream exploration, drawing, role-play, sand-tray and the most familiar method: a conversation between two people.
Before training as a Psychotherapist in 2009, I have worked doing various jobs, starting from cleaning to then gradually changing for more challenging and exciting positions. Learning in the process that what I allow and accept in my life reflects the relationship with myself and the relationships I have formed. The journey so far has been humbling and empowering.
Other Teachers that I go back to are:
J.Krishnamurti, Rumi otherwise Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, Ken Wilber, Irvin D. Yalom, Jesus - Yeshua,
St. John of The Cross, R.D. Laing, Ram Dass - Richard Alpert, Stanislav Grof, Rollo May, Allan Watts, Aldous Huxley, Maya Angelo and many many more.
They all share one message of empowerment and discernment.
My counselling and therapeutic experience include working at:
The Putneymead Group Medical Practice NHS, www.putneymead.co.uk
Kingston Woman Centre, www.kingstonwomancentre.org.uk
Maytree, respite for people in suicidal crisis www.maytree.org.uk
Working with The Grenfell Tower survivors. www.hestia.org
Working with the entheogens in the therapeutic setting since 2015.
And in private practice.
I undertook my psychiatric placement at The Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust in South London.
I adhere to the code of ethics of the UKCP.
I currently see clients in London, UK.
Chiswick Park W4 5YA, and
Kew Gardens TW9 3LU
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