Psychotherapy & Counselling Services.
Therapy is a process that is sustained by a regular, deepening conversation, where an exploration of difficulties and experiences can take place. At times, life involves struggles and distress that include bereavement, depression, anxiety, addiction, anger or perhaps just a feeling that it is hard to move forward. Sharing these experiences and difficulties within a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space helps to shift perspectives, alter how we feel about things and open up possibilities. This may make us better able to lead the life that we want to live.
In longer term work it is often important to think about how we respond to life, our ideas about who we are, what might be difficult for us, and what we can hope for. These aspects of being human are influenced by our early life experiences and interactions with other people. Thoughtful exploration of this can help to free us up and again increase the choices that we are now able to make.
The relationship between therapist and client is a crucial aspect of the therapeutic process and is in part what allows the thinking and the feelings that arise, to be dealt with in new ways.
About the Therapist
As a health practitioner, I have many years of experience working within the NHS and the private and charity sectors. I am trained as an existential-analytic psychotherapist and I draw on a variety of different approaches to therapy. Much of how I work is underpinned by a belief in the uniqueness of each person and how they experience the world and others around them. I provide a space where this individuality and any issues that have arisen can be explored with support and care.
I am interested in the connection between mind and body. It can be a bodily symptom (loss of appetite, sleep disruption, persistent tiredness or pain) that lets us know that something is not quite right, or our distress and suffering might be lived out in how we treat our bodies. I am currently researching this area as a part of a PhD.
Training and Qualifications:
MSc Psychotherapy and Counselling
MSc Sports Medicine
Member United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Member British Association Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
I am based in Chiswick, West London W4 and am within easy reach of public transport. There is also pay-as-you-go parking nearby.
The charge for each 50-min session is £60. Some discretionary rates are available depending on individual circumstances. The first session is an opportunity for you to meet me and to tell me a little about what has brought you to therapy; it is also a chance for you to find out a bit more about how I work.
I have both daytime and evening appointments.
I work under the strict ethical and confidentiality codes and guidelines put forward by my professional bodies – UKCP and BACP.
Terms & Conditions
If you need to change the time of a session, I will do my best to accommodate your request. All missed and cancelled sessions are chargeable unless a cancellation is received 48 hours or more prior to your appointment time.
Payment is in full, by cash at the end of the first few sessions, after which I will invoice at the end of each month. Payment can then be made via bank transfer. Fees are reviewed on an annual basis.
Our sessions are confidential. However if I believe that serious harm could occur to you or to others, confidentiality may be broken. Before disclosure of any such information I would bring this to your attention and make sure to discuss the matter with you.
As a qualified and registered Psychotherapist I am in regular supervision as recommended by the UKCP and BACP; I work within the ethical guidelines put forward by these two governing bodies.
Notes and Personal Details