I am a fully qualified person centered therapist and have also trained in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which I can integrate into our work together.
In addition to my private practice, I have experience working as a therapist for charitable organisations.
I have worked with people who have come to therapy for a variety of reasons, including anxiety, stress, depression, anger, low self esteem, sex and relationship issues, bereavement, childhood sexual abuse, domestic and sexual violence, feelings of isolation, feeling stuck, work related issues.
I welcome hearing about what has led you to consider therapy. Understandably, you will want to choose a therapist who will be able to meet your needs. I hope that the following will be helpful in reaching your decision.
The way I work and the therapies I offer:
I understand that there are times in our lives when we are confronted with situations that we are not sure how to deal with or that we feel unable to deal with. I will give you the space to talk in a safe environment without being judged and help you understand the thoughts and feelings you are experiencing. Together we can look at your difficulties in different ways so that you are able to find solutions that are right for you.
As we work together, you can begin to develop your own stronger sense of self and start to make the right choices and changes for you to live a more fulfilling, authentic life. Therapy can provide you with the tools that could help you through difficult times.
Person Centered Therapy:
Person centered therapy can be empowering because it places you at the heart of the process. What you want from sessions will be what we work with together. As a person centered therapist, my focus is on seeing things from your perspective and exploring your individual experience. What is specifically challenging for you and why? How have your own life experiences really impacted on you? What resources do you already have as an individual?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:
CBT focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and in particular, your behaviour. You may find your behaviour in reaction to certain situations is disruptive in your life. We can look at what it is about these specific situations that makes you feel and react a certain way and then develop strategies you can use to help you cope differently.
I work with:
Self esteem/building confidence.
Trauma & PTSD
Anxiety & panic
Bereavement including bereavement by suicide
Abuse in childhood
Family Issues and conflicts
Divorce, breakups, separation, infidelity, sexual problems
Work related issues – redundancy, stress, bullying, conflict
Living with long term health conditions
Caring for someone else
Change and transition
Perpetual feelings of Guilt & Shame
Anger and controlling your rage
Please call me, text me or send me an email. We can have an initial phone conversation and please feel free to ask me any questions you may have. We can then arrange an initial session at the therapy practice which is near Holborn, Chancery Lane, Farringdon and Kings Cross tubes.
I won’t be able to answer the phone when I am with clients but will aim to respond to you within 24 hours on week days. All messages you leave are completely confidential. Please don’t feel you have to tell me more than you are comfortable with in the message – just your name and your contact details will be great.
Training and qualifications
PGDip in Person Centred Therapy.
British Psychological Society approved certificate in CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy)
Currently working as a freelance counselllor at a domestic and sexual violence service.
Currently working as a therapist at CARIS Bereavement Service.
Worked on advice and emotional support lines at the Women and Girls Network.
Trained in trauma informed approach with working with survivors of sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse.
Trained in bereavement counselling.
Volunteered supporting young people with learning, physical, sensory disabilities, autism and other health related issues at the Tower Project.
Student Mentor at de Montfort University.
Member of BACP
£50.00 per 50 minute session.