I have practiced as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist for over 6 years having obtained my Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Richmond Adult Community College. I have experience working with a very wide range of presenting issues and clients, from NHS referrals through to private clients, individual adults with generalised anxiety, through to very specific trauma rooted in the past and the present. Following a period of 4 years seeing clients at two separate, well-established counselling and psychotherapy agencies working with individuals of a wide variety of differing culture, age, class and circumstances I now work solely with clients within private practice. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, am recognised by various healthcare providers and hold full professional insurance.
The nature of the integrative model of psychotherapy that I practise allows me to employ various theoretical techniques and disciplines in line with what resonates most effectively with the client. I offer a personal approach that is as unique as the individual themselves and a flexibility in working together that can evolve within the client & counsellor relationship. Our shared work might therefore be rooted in how the past has shaped and influenced the present, around growing up or potentially regarding specific life-changing events or incidents. A focus on relational behaviours and attachments might be of particular resonance. For some, the spiritualistic aspect of the world around us might be what holds a rewarding period of reflection. In working together my commitment is to provide the conditions and understanding for the most appropriate and beneficial therapy process to emerge. I offer my client a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space. With empathy and understanding I strive, where appropriate, to use congruent challenge to help support personal growth and affirmations. I have welcoming rooms to meet at in easily accessible areas of London W1, Earls Court and Chiswick. I also offer remote video sessions. I am registered with The British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and adhere and abide by their code of ethics.
I have worked for 30 years in Entertainment, PR and Communications. In the last 10 years I have made space to also explore my interest in the therapeutic process, having found my own experiences of personal therapy hugely rewarding. Following my qualification I now run a private psychotherapy practise alongside my ongoing work in Entertainment PR. Whilst my working background may suggest a more natural understanding of the creative and corporate individual, I have deliberately trained in an experiential, integrative model and within placements that have provided clients from hugely diverse backgrounds of culture, class and ethnicity. I believe these equally differing experiences inform my offering as a counsellor and psychotherapist.