If you’re here, chances are you are going through a difficult time – though not everyone who seeks counselling is in crisis. You might be thinking about therapy because you want to understand yourself better, or develop some aspect of yourself.
But very often people come to see me because they are feeling depressed or anxious. They might have been affected by life events or changes in circumstance such as a bereavement; a relationship breakdown or a separation; the loss of a job; a difficult pregnancy and/or a traumatic birth; the arrival of a new baby. Sometimes people feel stressed by work, or overwhelmed with caring responsibilities.
For others, the feelings are not linked to any particular event. They might be feeling “stuck” and not know why exactly; have difficulty forming or maintaining relationships; they might fear intimacy or find it hard to communicate; or they might want to talk about issues relating to their sexuality or gender.
While I love working with people from all walks of life, my own background in the arts means that I feel particularly well suited to working with those in the creative industries, such as writers, producers and performing artists. My other area of special interest is in working with parents, both new and more established, and the specific challenges they face.
Whether you are experiencing any one of these issues or another not listed here, or you simply want to talk to someone outside of your day-to-day life in order to gain a different perspective, my aim is to support you as best I can.
Individual, face-to-face counselling sessions, once a week
per 50-minute session
How does it work?
As a humanistic counsellor, I believe that you are born with the resources to find the answers to your own questions. And I believe that as client and counsellor we collaborate. My role is to facilitate self-understanding, promote growth, nurture self-development, offer support, promote healing where there has been damage, and empower you to make the right choices.
Additionally, I feel that further training in CBT therapy has enriched my practice, enabling me to offer clients a broader, more integrated approach to their issues. For instance, I draw upon CBT skills when we explore how your thoughts affect your mood, or when helping you identify the ways in which your coping mechanisms might maintain your problems rather than resolve them.
In summary, I don't believe that one therapy fits all. Together, we can decide what works best for you. Sessions will be tailored to your specific needs, whether you are seeking shorter-term help with a specific issue, or a longer-term engagement for more complex ones.
I am currently available to see clients in Fulham Broadway, London SW6 on Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. You are welcome to contact me by telephone or email to discuss your situation, or to set up an initial appointment. All communications between us are confidential, and I will reply to all messages promptly.
I am able to offer clients individual face-to-face counselling sessions once a week. In our first session, we will discuss what you want from therapy and agree to either a short-term, or a more open-ended arrangement. Everything we discuss will be confidential.
Please note I am also able to offer sessions in French.
I hold a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling, a BSc in Reflective Therapeutic Practice, and an MA (Cantab) in Modern and Medieval Languages. Additionally, I have been awarded a certificate in CBT skills.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy