I balance my work between managing the counselling service for Mind and running a private practice in London where I see clients for one to one or group therapy. I also carry out consultancy work specialising in tailor-made support and training for all matters which affect wellbeing and productivity in the workplace.
- Individual Psychotherapy and Counselling face to face, skype and telephone.
- Couple’s therapy
- Group therapy
- Transactional Analysis
- Management consultancy
I see couples and individuals for short-term or open-ended, long-term therapy. My training covers face to face or skype/telephone counselling for those who are not based in London or are home-bound.
What is therapy
“Therapy is a communication process designed to increase clients clarification and understanding of pertinent and specific experiences.
Sustaining regular sessions enables the opportunity to deepen the communication, where an exploration of difficulties and experiences can take place. Sharing these complex thoughts feelings and behaviours within a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space can help to shift perspectives, alter how we feel about things and open up possibilities for change.
Every person is unique, their experience of the world equally so. As no person is alike, I consider therapy needs to be theoretically rigorous in order to creatively support, accommodate and honour that uniqueness.
It has been my experience both as a therapist and client, which is backed up by overwhelming research evidence, that it is the quality of the relationship between the client and the therapist that is itself the central feature for effective therapy. It is this that allows the thinking and the feelings that arise, to be dealt with in new ways.
Short term or brief focused therapy is often 6-12 weekly sessions focusing on issues a client has in the here and now. The work will be using conscious awareness and psychoeducation to consider options for change.
Long term therapy can be for a few months to several years, for as long as the therapist and client agree is it therapeutically appropriate. The work will offer the client the space to explore decisions the client has made about life based on their early experiences and interactions with people. A thoughtful exploration of these decisions can help a client consider if those early decisions are relevant in the here and now.”