There are many reasons why people make contact with me. It may be depression or anxiety, relationship difficulties or break-up, sexual abuse, emotional distress or bereavement. You may be experiencing work-related stress, panic, low self esteem, social anxiety, health anxiety, obsessive thoughts and feelings, difficulties following a trauma, phobias and other feelings that are hard to live with. All those who contact me wish to talk about what concerns them and find a way to manage and overcome thoughts and feelings that are preventing them from leading enjoyable and fulfilling lives.
What I offer
I employ a range of evidence-based psychological therapies in my work. I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to explore unhelpful thoughts and behaviour. I also use Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to address past difficulties that have been triggered by present circumstances. Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) is particularly helpful when working with relationship issues.
I am aware that seeking help might not be easy. We all experience challenges and difficulties and wish to be able to work through them and move forward. To achieve this, we will work together in an empathic, safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment to make sense of, and work through, the issues that brought you to therapy.
I have years of experience working with adults of all ages in a wide range of short and long-term NHS settings. I have also worked in educational psychotherapy services offering psychotherapy to university students and staff. I am currently working in an NHS mental health service and also in private practice in Central and West London.
I am a registered psychotherapist with AXA, Aviva and Vitality insurance and accept clients insured through these providers.
MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (Birkbeck, University of London)
BSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Birkbeck, University of London)
Foundation Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Birkbeck, University of London)
Counselling Skills (Birkbeck, University of London)
United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP) accredited Psychotherapist
British Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapists (BABCP)accredited CBT therapist
BPC accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist (DIT)
Registered member of British Association for counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)