Life moves quickly. Often there doesn’t seem to be time to absorb what has happened or how it has affected us. Other times we might have a sense that something is wrong without being able to articulate what it is.
Therapy provides a space to slow down and reflect, whether in a time of crisis, such as a relationship breakdown or job redundancy, or for personal development, where people seek to know themselves more deeply.
Little by little, Gestalt therapy seeks to give the client a greater awareness of themselves, their circumstances, and their ways of relating. Counselling can also provide support during difficult or trying times.
I believe counselling can benefit anyone who is genuinely curious about themselves and provides a place where personal growth can occur. I often describe counselling as ‘work’ to clients, and it can be some of the richest and most rewarding work a person can do.
I have worked with men and women and worked with a variety of issues such as family dynamics, difficult relationships, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, work place harassment and I have supported clients in recovery from eating disorders.
I have a background in performing arts and in publishing, so I understand the problems faced by creatives. That said I am happy to work with people from all walks of life.
Counselling sessions are fifty minutes long and require a weekly commitment to attend. The session will be at the same time and place each week wherever possible. I initially suggest to new clients that we work together for twelve weeks.
Certificate in Counselling and Counselling Skills from Birkbeck University (2016)
Diploma in Gestalt Therapy from The Gestalt Centre (2018)
I am a member of the BACP – Membership number 00865237
Individual Therapy: £60 per session (50 mins)