I am an experienced and qualified BACP counsellor and lawyer offering counselling to professionals from my private practice just a few minutes walk from London Bridge Station or in central Tunbridge Wells.
I have experience of offering counselling to clients from all walks of life and with a wide range of issues, having provided counselling in the local community in Tunbridge Wells through the local counselling centre.
I have also worked in the city for some of the most well known law firms and financial institutions, I am uniquely placed to offer counselling in this area, having lived and breathed the life of a city lawyer with all its stresses and demands.
My emphasis is on finding ways to assist clients to feel more genuinely empowered and themselves, in spite of the outwardly successful image they might project. One that from the outside seems perfect but might come at a high inward personal cost.
This tends towards exploring with and assisting clients to feel more at ease on the inside: replacing perfectionistic or blocked types of thinking or feeling with ones that might feel kinder and good enough. I am open and non-judgemental in my approach.
I offer a highly confidential space, that is private and peaceful, and where my clients can feel supported and gain new perspective on what's really going on for them.
I work collaboratively and engage with my clients; listening carefully, enquiring, and thinking. Working together, insight is gained into a client's unique situation, where greater awareness and support may bring about changes for the client that feel real and lasting.
I am empathic, calm and insightful.
I am a fully qualified psychodynamic counsellor registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
This means that I adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework and maintain high standards in terms of the care and confidentiality I provide my clients. I undertake regular supervision and continuing professional development and seek to continuously update my practice.
I provide one-to-one counselling on a wide range of issues. Before starting my counselling practice, I worked as a corporate lawyer in some of the most well known law firms and financial institutions in London and abroad. I can relate to lawyers and other professionals having experienced the culture for myself and the counselling I offer is without judgement or scrutiny.
It is much more about understanding and awareness which can then lead to the possibility of change, whether large or small. The emphasis is on clients who can start to feel more empowered with a greater sense of agency in their lives.
Clients come to me experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, high workloads, client demands, addiction, low self-esteem, relationship problems, problems seeking support, perfectionism, critical thoughts, not being able to set boundaries, feeling stuck, trauma, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
Clients come to me experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, high workloads, client demands, relationship problems, problems seeking support, perfectionism, critical thoughts, addiction, not being able to set boundaries, feeling stuck, low self-esteem, trauma, self harm and suicidal thoughts.
We will talk about whatever you wish to bring at your own pace and in your own time, the emphasis is on you and what you are experiencing.
I will provide an empathic ear, I will listen to you and we will begin to build a working relationship together that helps you think and understand yourself better.
My style of counselling is psychodynamic: this might involve exploring past history and patterns of relating, as I feel that our childhood experiences affect our current experiences, and expectations of relationships and situations in ways that we are not fully aware of.
In our first meeting we will discuss what has led you to seek counselling and agree a regular time to meet on a weekly basis if you'd like to work together.
Typically I would suggest ideally to have at least a minimum of six sessions so that you feel you are getting some benefit.
Although work is open-ended you are free to end counselling when you wish, ideally what I would ask for though is some notice so we can work towards the experience of a good ending for you together.
I work in a peaceful and private therapy room just a few minutes walk from London Bridge Station, charging £80 for a 50 minute session. Or alternatively I can offer therapy in central Tunbridge Wells at £50 for a 50 minute session.
Please feel free to contact me for an initial discussion or to arrange a first appointment.
I look forward to meeting you.
Training and qualifications
Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Member of the Law Society of Scotland
I work in a peaceful and private therapy room just a few minutes walk from London Bridge Station, charging
£80 for a 50 minute session. Or alternatively I can offer therapy in central Tunbridge Wells at £50 for a 50 minute session.