Welcome to my psychotherapy practice, where I offer a collaborative process based on a trusting relationship between you and me, your therapist. Grounded in dialogue, therapy provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone objective, neutral, and nonjudgmental. Together, we'll identify and change the thought and behaviour patterns that keep you from being your best.
I know from personal experience that therapy can be both enjoyable and, at times, challenging. Having sought help from various therapists for my own healing journey, I understand the importance of finding the right person who resonates with your unique needs.
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, and questions of spirituality and meaning, such as Who am I?
Approach to Therapy
My approach to therapy is Transpersonal Integrative Psychotherapy, which encompasses multiple schools of thought and incorporates spirituality. As each client is unique, I adapt my approach to suit their needs. To me, spirituality is the animating force that guides our lives and shapes our experiences. This aspect of us cannot be denied, and my work is heavily influenced by the teachings of Carl G. Jung.
For the work to be successful, the relationship between the therapist and the client is at the heart of my practice, 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 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 first witnessed the magic of a good therapeutic alliance, I became 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 specific tasks designed to help you develop more practical skills. This approach often involves homework assignments. I draw on many techniques, including visualisation, dream exploration, drawing, role-play, inner child work and the most familiar method: a conversation between two people.
Before training as a Psychotherapist in 2009, I worked various jobs, gradually changing to more challenging and exciting positions. The journey so far has been humbling and empowering. Learning in the process that what I allow and accept in my life reflects the relationship with myself and the relationships I have formed.
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 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.
Brentford TW8 9DW
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