I am a qualified, BACP registered counsellor providing short and long term therapy to individuals in London Bridge. I offer an unbiased, caring and respectful place where you can bring what you would like to share – a protected space where you are welcome to be yourself and to explore how you are. Through counselling with me, you can experience a clearer sense of who you are, what you may be seeking and be supported in making decisions you feel are more aligned with how you wish to live your life.
Areas of work
I counsel clients of differing ethnicities, class and cultural backgrounds, identities and sexualities, over a range of areas including:
• Anxiety and overwhelming feelings.
• Low self-esteem and confidence.
• Depression and feelings of helplessness.
• Relationship difficulties.
• Personal and identity crises.
• Loss and bereavement.
• Lack of direction or meaning in life.
• Need for self-exploration and self-discovery.
• Work-related issues including bullying and pressure to perform.
I have particular clinical experience of counselling clients struggling with low self-esteem, anxiety and depression, especially arising in personal and professional settings.
Prior to being a counsellor, I was a solicitor for over a decade in the City working in the private and public sectors and I offer a specialist counselling service for lawyers. Please contact me if you would like more information.
The way I work
My core training is in Psychosynthesis, an integrative model which draws on the principles of psychodynamics, person-centred approach, cognitive behavioural therapy, gestalt, mindfulness and meditation.
This model has a holistic view of who we are - our mind, body, feelings and spirit are meaningful - and therefore there is not an aspect of your experience than we cannot explore in counselling. Psychosynthesis also sees our past, present and hopes for the future as interrelated and so enables me to support you whether you wish to explore how you were, how you are and/or how would like to be.
Psychosynthesis appreciates that not all of us express ourselves the easiest through words and so, as well as traditional talking therapy, I am trained in counselling clients using inner dialogue, drawing and working with images and visualisations.
Psychosynthesis also brings a practical element to counselling and I work with clients in helping them develop strategies and tools to support themselves in the long term beyond counselling.
Psychosynthesis respects all of who we are and all aspects of what we are experiencing and it is this inclusiveness that allows me to connect with you in the fullest sense of the word. I will work with you to suit your personal needs and in a way you feel is most comfortable for you.
Training and qualifications
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling from Psychosynthesis Trust, awarded by Middlesex University and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy.
I am a registered member of BACP and adhere to their Ethical Framework. This framework means that I am in regular supervision and committed to continual personal and professional development.
PGDip in Psychosynthesis Counselling, Psychosynthesis Trust validated by Middlesex University and accredited by BACP.
Graduate Certificate in Pschosynthesis Foundations, Psychosynthesis Trust.
BA(Hons) in Jurisprudence, University of Oxford.
Our initial session is an opportunity for you to see what it would be like for us to work together and for me to understand what you are seeking from counselling. The session is £45 and lasts 50 minutes.
If we decide to work together, further sessions would be at a fee of between £55-65 and you can decide what amount on that scale you feel is most appropriate for you. These sessions would be also 50 minutes and usually at weekly intervals.
My fees are reviewed annually.