I am a qualified and BACP Accredited counsellor and follow an integrative approach that makes use of the teachings of the psychodynamic, person-centred and transpersonal traditions within therapy.
In practice this means that I believe in the central importance of establishing a working relationship in which my client feels safe and understood and in using that relationship as part of the therapeutic process. I am also interested in exploring the influence of childhood and other past experiences on a client’s current difficulties and in working with the unconscious. This enables me to help clients understand themselves at a deeper level so that they can bring about long-lasting change.
Furthermore, I am doing an advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy in order to be able to work with clients at greater depth. I am interested in a wide range of psychoanalytic thinking, including those approaches that are critical of classical Freudian or Kleinian psychoanalysis and of the discipline’s history of misogyny and of oppressing sexual minorities.
I feel fortunate to live in a city as diverse as London and enjoy working with clients from a very wide range of cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. I am a member of Pink Therapy, a therapy organisation that specialises in working with gender, sexuality and relationship differences. I am dedicated to treating every client with equal respect, whatever their sexual orientation, expression of gender or sexual preference.
I have worked extensively with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and with people affected by bereavement, including traumatic loss (e.g. as a result of suicide, very sudden illness or accidental overdose).
I am also experienced in working with adults dealing with anxiety, depression, discrimination, stress, low self-esteem, shame, addictions, domestic abuse, relationship and intimacy problems, self-injury, suicidal thoughts and anger management.
- Diploma in therapeutic counselling, Mary Ward Centre