I am a native Londoner and I love this city with its diverse mix of people. However, cities can be stressful and I equally need the healing properties of nature, whether it be in the parks of south east London or the varied countryside of the UK.
I have lived/worked in different parts of the UK and worked extensively abroad which has given me a deep interest and appreciation of other cultures and ways of living. Being a psychotherapist is a third career for me after working in theatre and performance, and a subsequent career as a teacher and lecturer of the performing arts.
I trained at The Minster Centre and CPPD Counselling School from which I have an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow the Ethical Framework of the BACP that protects both clients and therapists. I am also registered with the Information Commisioner's Office (ICO).
I offer in person sessions in a number of locations in South East London as well as online sessions.
Fees per session are £60 for both in person and online sessions. Concessionary rates are available for therapy students and those facing financial difficulties.
As an integrative therapist, I am able to use different therapeutic approaches to suit each client rather than just following one approach with everyone.
Many people feel 'stuck' and unable to move forward. I can help you unpick the reasons for this paralysis and find a way through your difficulties.
I utilise a number of therapy approaches, therefore, to create a warm, supportive environment in which clients feel safe. They are then able to work through issues and feelings that they are experiencing, and face up to challenges in their lives.
Psychotherapy sessions usually take place weekly and last for 50 minutes.
An initial assessment session gives you the opportunity to see whether we will be a good fit for each other and gives you the chance to ask any questions you may have about the sessions or psychotherapy in general. You may have a particular issue you wish to deal with over a certain length of time, or a number of issues that require longer term work.