I am an experienced Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor who specialises in Anxiety, Depression and Relational issues.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). In addition to private practice I have worked as an Honorary Psychotherapist for the South London and Maudsley Hospital Trust for four years. I also worked for a number of years as a therapist on a voluntary basis for a large charitable organisation.
I adhere to the BACP code of ethics and framework for good practice.
MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy - University of London
Certificate in Clinical Supervision Skills -Approved by the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Certificate in Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Training.
Certificate In Counselling and Counselling Skills Inc. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Person - Centred Therapy, University of London
THE WAY I WORK
People usually seek therapy because they are going through a very difficult time in their lives and are feeling a real need to get the right kind of help and support. You may be feeling confused about a situation or you may be struggling to make sense of things. A relationship may have broken down leaving you feeling out of control. Whatever the difficulty seems to be, Psychotherapy and Counselling provides a safe space that helps you make sense of what is happening in your life. Seeking therapeutic help can provide the support you need to overcome your difficulties so that you can move forward in living your life to its fullest.
If you have never experienced therapy before it is usual that you may have concerns about what to expect.
My approach is to provide a therapeutic experience that is specific to you, which means I may incorporate one or more modes of therapy depending on your needs. As your therapist I work in a supportive, confidential, non-judgmental and empathetic way assisting you to negotiate the therapeutic process, which I believe this is one of the most important criteria for undergoing any type of therapy.
At the end of your therapy you can expect many positive life changes. You can expect a renewed perspective enabling you to feel more aware of your situation. You will also be in a position to make more informed choices and feel more in control. A reduction in the intensity of initial difficulties can be observed and you will also be in a position to utilise effective coping mechanisms. This invariably has a beneficial impact on your domestic, social and working life.