Why Therapy?

Life can be challenging. We find we’re confronted at times with unexpected, sometimes painful events and somehow we have to find a way through.

Whatever changes are happening, for example the arrival of children or loss of loved ones, career developments or moving home, we can feel internally altered by events but are struggling to get to grips with the new situation. This can lead to feeling lost, out of control or even hopeless. Or the problem might be more existential – we’re still searching for meaning and purpose in the world.

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. For many 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 Brockley, 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 an accredited member of the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and 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

Upon making contact with me I will usually suggest we arrange to meet for an initial consultation.

This will allow us time to discuss your reasons for seeking therapy and offers you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about therapy and what to expect. It’s a chance for us to get to know each other, and I may also ask more questions than usual in this session.

If after this you decide you’d like to continue, we will arrange a regular session time.

I can also offer sessions over video call.

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.

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.


Fees for initial assessments and any on-going sessions are £75.

Should you decide to have a course of therapy with me, we will work out a mutually suitable day and time and I will then reserve this space for you. This also means that I will charge for any sessions that you miss unless we are able to find an alternative time.

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.

Fees are reviewed annually, and I aim to give two months’ notice if I decide to increase the fee.

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