Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment 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 who’s objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. You and the therapist will work together to identify and change the thought and behaviour patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best. From my own experience, therapy can be both fun and at times daunting.
Over the years I have work with clients on short-term and long-term arrangements. Dealing with depression, abandonment, anxiety, shame, suicidal crisis, bereavement, abuse, anger, bullying, low self-esteem, panic disorders, relationship issues, trauma, codependency, questions of spirituality and meaning, such as Who am I?
Approach to Therapy
Transpersonal Integrative Psychotherapy; this means that I have a wider range of modalities at my disposal, rather than working one way. Consequently, I can choose, adopt and adapt the appropriate style for each client. After all, we are all unique and the therapy is never the same. I might ask you to complete certain tasks designed to help you develop more effective coping skills. This approach often involves homework assignments. I draw on many techniques including visualisation, dream exploration, drawing, role-play, sandplay and most familiar method: a conversation between two people.
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 at that time we will agree on a fixed number of sessions or a more open-ended arrangement. Only through you feeling comfortable with our working relationship that we will be able to proceed. 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.
I hold a Post-Graduate Diploma in Transpersonal and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy which is accredited by the UKCP and validated by the University of Northampton.
My counselling and therapeutic experience includes working at
The Putneymead Group Medical Practice NHS,
Kingston Woman Centre,
Maytree, respite for people in suicidal crisis
Working with The Grenfell Tower survivors.
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
Current and past associations:
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."