Psychotherapy, Counselling and Coaching in London SE1 and Online
in Gerrards Cross, Rickmansworth, Central London (Southwark, Lambeth, Waterloo) & Online
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.
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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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’.
I normally offer counselling in person at Gerrards Cross, Rickmansworth and in Central London, Southwark SE1, a short walk from Waterloo and Lambeth North station. However, counselling in person/face to face is temporarily on hold due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). I'm offering sessions by telephone or online via video meetings.
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. I have had BACP approved training for online working and am skilled and experienced in the use of live video-based technologies, for therapeutic practice. In addition, I am supervised by a knowledgeable supervisor with experience in online therapy.
Many people find online or remote counselling therapy 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. Get in touch and I would be pleased to help you and answer and questions you may have.
Therapies I offer include
I am the counsellor people choose when they need help with:
- 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.
- Stress and anxiety
- Change at work
- The loss of a job
- Dealing with retirement
- Career change
- How you feel about yourself
- Are feeling unworthy
- Feeling ashamed for not being like how you imagined yourself
- Self-care, resilience and coping mechanism
As well as my private practice in Central London, Southwark SE1, close to Waterloo and Lambeth North stations, I am also an Anxiety UK (A national registered charity for those affected by anxiety, stress and anxiety based depression) approved therapist.
I also work as a therapist within schools 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.
Mental health…is not a destination, but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.” – Noam Shpancer, PhD
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP *) bacp This is the largest professional body for counsellors in the UK.