Monday PM, Wednesday PM, Thursday PM, Friday PM
I’m an experienced, BACP accredited counsellor working with individuals and couples in Old Street. I specialise in relationship issues, self-confidence, self-esteem, anxiety, depression and career matters. I’ve also worked substantially with identity issues and life transitions. I provide brief and open-ended therapy depending on your reasons for coming to therapy and what you feel may work best for you.
I offer a discrete and relaxed atmosphere in which you can feel at ease to share what’s troubling you. Confidentiality, trust and a good connection are really important to me. This is so we can work through any material you bring to therapy with the certainty of feeling safe.
My training is in gestalt therapy so I tend to focus on the present, as this is the only place from which you can make changes. There are times of course, when difficulties experienced in the past are still having an effect in our lives now. Here we can work through any past material, painful memories or anything that feels unresolved, to make room for new possibilities in the present.
I trained at Metanoia Institute, receiving a diploma in gestalt psychotherapeutic counselling. I’ve worked at Mind and NHS, and have managed a counselling agency providing brief therapy. I now work exclusively in private practice supporting clients work through personal issues (family, friends and relationships) and career (stress, team dynamics, communication or simply feeling stuck).
Gestalt is a great way to tackle a wide range of issues, as it can work at whatever level feels appropriate to your situation. We can attend to feelings that may seem hard to understand, experiences that are keeping you stuck, thoughts or beliefs that may or may not support you in your life now. We can explore new perspectives and unhelpful patterns. We can look at ways of relating, communicating, or being with yourself and others. It’s practical and down-to-earth and the key element is supporting you to move forwards in the way that feels best for you.
Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counselling
THE WAY I WORK
When we first meet you will get a chance to share what’s troubling you and I will also ask you some questions about your background and current situation to get a sense for how I can best help you.
We will discuss what you would like to get out of therapy and what a successful outcome or change in your situation, may look or feel like to you.
We will then set up a mutually agreed time to meet and I will cover the terms of us working together. I like to periodically review the work with you, to ensure you’re getting your needs met from therapy.
At the end of our work together, we will also look at ways to further support what you’ve taken from therapy so you can further integrate it into whatever direction you want it to apply in your life.
Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career, Carer support, Relationship issues, Depression, Family issues, Panic disorder, Passive aggressive behaviour, Redundancy, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Sexuality, Stress
TYPES OF THERAPY
Gestalt Therapy, Mindfulness, Humanistic counselling, Relational counselling, relational Gestalt Therapy, Couples counselling