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I am an experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist, offering both short and long term therapy, as well as one-off consultations, depending on your needs and reasons for coming to therapy. I provide a confidential and non-judgemental environment within which you can begin to explore and make sense of what is troubling you.
You may be feeling overwhelmed, or frustrated and angry about not being able to make sense of things. Maybe you are driven to repeat patterns that cause you distress and pain in relationships. You might not even be sure how to best describe the way you feel, or find it difficult to trust that someone else will understand you. Whatever the issue, talking freely about what is on your mind to a therapist whom you feel you can trust, can give you comfort, clarity, a deeper understanding of yourself, and a renewed sense of purpose.
Therapy is very much an individual process, so there are no one-size-fits-all answers or solutions. It is about you and me working together to explore what is below the surface in order to get to the root of the problem. Over the course of your sessions, you will become increasingly aware of unconscious thoughts and feelings that might be driving unhelpful behaviours or adding to your distress. You will be able to make links between seemingly unrelated thoughts, feelings and experiences, resulting in a balanced, wholesome and meaningful way of experiencing your self and others.
TRAINING, QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
I originally trained as a Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of London), but I also draw on additional therapeutic approaches depending on my clients' individual needs and reasons for coming to therapy.
Before training as a psychotherapist/counsellor, I worked as a tutor and mentor for young children and adolescents with behavioural difficulties, and as a senior manager in the music industry. Since training as a therapist, I have worked for a number of organisations including the NHS and Richmond Borough Mind, where I have gained experience in working with people from all walks of life presenting a wide range of issues.
In addition to working in private practice, I also hold the position of Initial Consultation Specialist at City of London Therapy Centre, EC1V 8AB. If you are unsure about what type of therapy would be good for you, I can help you decide and refer you on to the right therapist for you.
I am particularly interested and experienced in the following areas:
- Depression and low self esteem
- General anxiety and stress
- Work related stress
- Traumatic experiences, bereavement and other life crises
- Relationship issues - separation, divorce, affairs/infidelity
- Sexual and/or body image difficulties
- Loss of focus, direction or identity
- Unexplained physical symptoms (psychosomatic symptoms
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to their ethical framework of good practice.