Why Therapy?


Life can be challenging.

Painful events such as bereavement, relationship break-ups or job loss may make us feel out of control or hopeless. Often we don’t even know what causes emotional difficulties – we just know that we don’t feel right.

Whatever the reason, psychotherapy and counselling offer a way of exploring our thought patterns and emotional unrest within a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

Thankfully, we are moving into an age which values talking therapies; an age where the stigma attached to mental health difficulties is being broken down. Gone also are the days of the traditional ‘unresponsive’ therapist which may leave clients feeling confused and alone. For some people the experience of therapy may be the first time they feel listened to and fully understood, and this in itself can lead to powerful results.

I believe the therapeutic relationship is a creative, collaborative process which can help to bring clarity and a greater understanding of how we have come to be the way we are. This new insight can help us to see things differently and may allow us to feel freer to make choices about how we interact with the world around us. All of this can help us to lead a more contented, fulfilled life.

Psychotherapy and counselling may help to deal with:

  • Relationship difficulties or breakdowns
  • Depression or ‘low mood’
  • Anxiety
  • Self-harm
  • Difficulty coping with health problems
  • Bereavement
  • Feeling isolated
  • Identity issues
  • Postnatal depression
  • Compulsive disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-doubt and low self-confidence
  • Work-related issues
  • Lack of motivation/direction

About me


I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor based in Victoria, central London and Honor Oak, south-east London.

I trained at WPF Therapy, one of the UK’s leading institutions for academic and clinical practice, and hold a postgraduate diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from Roehampton University.

I am a professional member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and the FPC (The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling) and I abide by their ethics, standards and practices.

My therapeutic approach is to offer people a space to share troubling or distressing thoughts and feelings with someone who is not only professionally trained to help unpack them, but who will be completely alongside them during the process.

How I can help


I work in both a short-term counselling model (x 12 sessions) and also offer open-ended psychotherapy. An initial assessment meeting will help us to determine together which type of therapy is in your best interests. It also offers you the chance to ask any questions you may have about counselling and gives us the opportunity to explore whether we want to work together.

After an initial assessment (which may last up to 1h 30 mins), we will agree together on a regular session time, meeting each week for 50 minutes.

Short-term counselling (x 12 sessions)

Working within a 12 session arrangement can be helpful when there is something specific going on in a person’s life which they need some help working through (such as bereavement or relationship breakdown). Because of the time-limited nature of this way of working, I will encourage us to remain closely focussed on this issue during our sessions together.

Open-ended psychotherapy

Sometimes issues can be so deeply embedded that clients feel unsure of the reasons for their emotional pain, anxiety or depression and it can be helpful in this case to work in an open-ended arrangement. This way of working allows for time and space for us to explore patterns of behaviour which can help to uncover the root cause of emotional distress.

Fees


Assessment meeting

£65 One off payment

Fee for on-going sessions

£55per session

I offer a limited number of spaces for students and people on low income. Please feel free to contact me for further information about this.

Contact me


If you would like to find out more or book an appointment, please get in touch.

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Locations

No. 6, Lower Grosvenor Place, London. SW1W 0EN
The Honor Oak Wellness Rooms, 82 Brockley Rise, London. SE23 1LN