Hello. I am a BACP registered counsellor.
As I witness my clients transform, I am reminded of the ancient Japanese art of mending pottery with gold. In order to survive emotional pain, loss, and trauma, we fragment parts of ourselves, that we can disown, or see as flawed, broken or wrong. The process of therapy is reclaiming these parts, seeing their pain, acknowledging their wisdom. We cultivate self-compassion and understanding, which results in more harmonious and satisfying relationships, helps us get unstuck, allows us to be more creative in how we see the world and achieve our goals.
I am an integrative therapist, which means I have been trained to work with most major psychotherapeutic approaches. This allows me the flexibility to tailor the theory to you and whatever has brought you to therapy. However, what is most important for me as a therapist is to connect with you on a human level, to really see and understand your world.
How does that translate into our work in the therapy room? We will be paying attention to your moment-to-moment experience – on an emotional, relational and cognitive level. We will listen to what your body is trying to tell us by using mindfulness and meditation techniques. We will explore the past, while focussing on how it may manifest in the present. And as humans are, by nature, social we will be looking at the larger societal context, while keeping in mind the unique matrix of diversity that makes you, you.
I trained at the Minster Centre in London, one of the most rigorous and respected psychotherapy courses in the UK. In my private practice, I work with relationship problems, family issues, anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, depression, suicidal thoughts, loss and bereavement, issues with difference and belonging. I worked at a London charity for several years, where I received a specialised training in supporting clients going through primary and secondary infertility, IVF, pregnancy loss, still birth, post-natal depression, birth trauma.
Before becoming a therapist, I worked in advertising for many years as a creative and creative director. As a result, I understand the demands and challenges of a busy, fast-paced career.
Sessions are £75 and last 50 minutes.