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THERAPEUTIC COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY IN RICKMANSWORTH (WD3), NEAR WATFORD AND ONLINE, INCLUDING SOUTH EAST LONDON (SE1).


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The current covid crisis is causing both emotional and financial difficulties for many people. To make my services more accessible, I am offering a reduced rate for some day time appointments.


Welcome

I’m a professional therapeutic counsellor and registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy ("BACP" *). I offer a confidential, supportive and respectful space to enable you to explore, openly and freely, your emotions and aspects of your life. I will support you to develop your awareness, empowering you to bring about effective change that you feel is right for you, so you can be the best person that you can be.

These pages will lead you to how I can provide you with a personalised approach in supporting you with your emotional wellbeing and personal development. To find out more, please take a look around and read about how I can be of help.

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My approach

As your counsellor, I can provide support in a personalised approach to emotional wellbeing and personal development. My commitment to you is to provide support by helping you to identify and work through your difficulties, and enabling you to find a way forward in life that you feel is right for you.

My training in many different approaches enables me to bring together elements of different theories and ways of working. This is based on the idea that each person is an individual so one type of therapy doesn't fit everyone. I use a Person-Centred approach as a basis of my counselling practice and bring in other theories such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and I can work creatively using materials to ensure that my approach is flexible and tailored to the needs of each individual.

By being in tune with how you are feeling and by understanding your experiences, I will support you so that you can see a way forward and work towards a growing sense of inner peace and contentment, with more focus and clarity.


What I can offer

I offer a compassionate, non-judgemental, empathic and warm environment to enable you to feel safe enough to self-explore. I do not diagnose or categorise. With me, you can be your true self and be honest about how you are really feeling.

I will ensure that you feel sessions maintain direction and focus, empowering you to review your progress regularly, always holding your autonomy in mind.

My way of working is gentle but sufficiently challenging to help you grow. I work at a pace that suits you, and I offer a space to safely contain what you bring. As your counsellor, I will strive to create a relationship based on equality rather than being ‘in charge’.


Therapy offerings

I normally offer counselling and psychotherapy in person/face to face both in South East London SE1 and in Rickmansworth WD3 area, near Watford, Hertfordshire.

However, counselling in person/face to face is temporarily on hold due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) in South East London SE1 but I'm offering face to face / in person sessions and Walk and Talk / Outdoor therapy in Rickmansworth WD3 area near Watford in Hertfordshire. My location is also convenient for people living and working in Ruislip, Pinner, Northwood, Chalfont, Sarratt, Amersham, St Albans and surrounding areas in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

Having had BACP approved training for online and telephone counselling, I'm skilled and experienced in the use of live video-based technologies, for counselling practice. In addition, I am supervised by a knowledgeable supervisor with experience in online therapy. I'm offering sessions by telephone or online via video meetings for those in the South East London SE1 area and beyond. Fortunately, successful therapy can be delivered remotely and I have been working in this way for some time so you can be in the comfort and safety of your own home without the need to travel.

Many people find online or remote counselling and psychotherapy useful and empowering as they can feel safe and more in control by being in their own physical space. It also allows much more flexibility in booking days and times to support your needs, especially if you are confined at home or have time restraints. Get in touch and I would be pleased to help you and answer and questions you may have.


Therapies I offer include

  • Trauma, including post traumatic stress disorder
  • Stress
  • Anxiety / Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Panic attacks
  • Anger management
  • Feelings of sadness, loneliness and isolation
  • Depression including post natal depression
  • Bereavement
  • Low self esteem and confidence
  • Parenting
  • Teenagers and Young people
  • Relationships
  • Bullying

    I am the counsellor people choose when they need help with:
  • Supporting people who may be struggling due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak - There are some very specific psychological, emotional and relational problems that are in direct correlation with the Coronavirus outbreak and the effects of lockdown. Counselling therapy can help address emotional issues resulting from the impact of the pandemic. I can assist in making life feel far more bearable by helping to reduce emotional symptoms and manage issues as well as provide support in the shape of ongoing therapy.

  • Life changes and transitions - Those who have gone through or are going through major life changes such as:
    - Illness
    - Loss of purpose, status or responsibility
    - Challenges that come with relocation.

    We all face difficult life changing events. When these arise, a short period of counselling can be an effective way to process your feelings and work through any lingering thoughts and emotions.

  • Work related issues- More and more people are finding it challenging to juggle work and home life demands. The situation we find ourselves during the Covid-19 crises mean we frequently have to deal with high levels of daily stress, which, not only negatively affects our emotional wellbeing, potentially resulting in anger, irritability, depression, and anxiety, but also our physical wellbeing. Finding ways to lower our stress levels is therefore extremely important for our overall health. I can support you with issues such as:
    - Stress and anxiety
    - Change at work
    - The loss of a job
    - Dealing with retirement
    - Career change
    - Redundancy
    - Conflict
    - Burnout
    - Bullying.

  • Personal Development – Perhaps you may be doubting yourself which is hindering your capabilities and would like to feel more empowered to achieve your full potential. Would you like to simply explore ways to take better care of yourself and live a happy and fulfilled life? I can provide support so you are able to achieve your goals. If you have concerns about any of the issues below which may be preventing you from living a more fulfilled life, get in touch.
    - How you feel about yourself
    - Are feeling unworthy
    - Feeling ashamed for not being like how you imagined yourself
    - Self-doubt
    - Self-care, resilience and coping mechanism

  • Expatriate & Cultural Counselling - Are you feeling homesick and struggling, or feeling lonely and isolated? Talking with an experienced counsellor about your reality and your situation can help you find ways of managing emotions and feelings.

  • Infertility – Fertility treatment is a significant emotional journey. Counselling can make your experience far more manageable by helping you explore any emotional difficulty, fears, anxieties, or distress that you might experience during your fertility journey. It can provide support and help you explore relationship issues with partner, family, friends or colleagues and assist with coping strategies.

  • Stress, anxiety and panic attacks - When we get stuck in the stress response due to feeling unsafe in our environment, it can potentially consume us to the point that we don’t see a way out and we feel engulfed by our anxiety. At times this can manifest as panic attacks. If these issues are affecting your life, counselling can help.

  • Depression, loneliness and sleep issues – Are your feelings of sadness and low mood stopping you from leading your normal life and making everything harder to do and seem less worthwhile? Do you feel numb, empty, and that you can't see a way forward? Perhaps you feel isolated, lonely and trapped in your head and unable to talk about how you are feeling to anyone around you. Loneliness interferes with sound sleep and can be connected to feeling depressed. Depression is a very lonely and scary place to be stuck in. I can support you in finding your way out of this dark place.

  • Student life - You may be struggling in coping with academic expectations, feeling stressed and anxious. The purpose of counselling is to support you to make your own choices and decisions and I can help you talk through your problems without judging you. Remember, talking to someone doesn't make you a failure. You can talk to me about anything that is troubling you or causing you emotional/psychological distress to help process your thoughts and emotions, and bring clarity for the way forward.



  • As well as offering Counselling and psychotherapy service in South East London SE1 and beyond, I have my private practice in Rickmansworth WD3 near Watford in Hertfordshire and I am also an Anxiety UK approved therapist.

    I also work as a therapist within a private school and organisations such as Signpost - an agency in Hertfordshire which provides counselling, coaching and other support to help children and young people (13-25 years of age) and families.


    Get in touch

    Whatever issues you are facing, I will strive to work with you and help you find a way forward. If you are interested in finding out more about what I offer, please take a look at my Service page. You can find ways to get in touch on my Contact page, or you can complete Email contact.

    "None of us are immune to losing our capacity to cope emotionally where our usual coping mechanisms are not up to the task.”– unknown

    British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP *) bacp This is the largest professional body for counsellors in the UK.


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