Registered with and a member of BACP, UKCP, IARTA, EATA and Metanoia Institute.
I am an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor practicing in London where I offer short and long-term therapy. I also run the counselling service for Hammersmith and Fulham Mind and work directly with companies providing organisational support. I offer a non-judgemental, supportive and confidential service; a safe place to explore and reflect upon your life and relationships.
My theoretical approach is based on relational transactional analysis with the use of psychodynamic and psychoanalytic theory. I have training in somatic resonance and emergency trauma containment and treatment. My ongoing curiosity is with early attachment and how this informs our adult relationships. This keeps me connected with the latest research in neurobiology. All of this informs me whilst assessing the needs of each client.
I work with a lot of actors and other people who have to perform on stage or in front of a camera. This is partly because of my knowledge of their industry but mainly because of my understanding of how anxiety, depression and trauma can prevent us having control over our bodies in the way we would like.
I work with people who are struggling with all types of life issues and events, some linked to the here and now; people who have been affected by terrorism, workplace bullying or the loss of a loved one and others where traumas experienced in the past are dictating the clients current unwanted thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Below is a short non-exclusive list of some client issues I regularly work with.
- anxiety and panic attacks
- workplace issues
- eating disorders
- early childhood issues
- sexuality and sexual identity
- living with illness
- bereavement and loss
- despair and loneliness
- crisis management
- post-traumatic stress disorder
- relationship difficulties
- age related issues
- anger issue
- domestic violence
- event based trauma
I completed my training MSc Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute, London, as well as my Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counsellor Transactional Analysis and am registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) UKCP (UK council for Psychotherapy). I have previously studied BA in European Literature/Art and trained in film production.
- Eating Disorders – Gun Isaksson-Hurst, Metanoia Institute, London, UK
- Addictions – Gun Isaksson-Hurst, Metanoia Institute, London, UK
- Clinical Assessment – Dr Biljana van Rijn, Metanoia Institute, London,UK
- Clinical Measures – Dr Biljana van Rijn, Metanoia Institute, London,UK
- Somatic Resonance Training – William Cornell and Eric Rolland, Institut Rhônalpin d’Analyse Transactionnelle et Approches Pluridisciplinaires, Lyon, France
- Emerging from the Emergency – Jonathan Lake, London, UK
The latter was in support of my work with my colleague Mark Hashimi writing and delivering training for those who were supporting the victims of the Grenfell disaster.
As well as my work at Mind, I have been running my own private practice in West London for the last five years and have experience working for a large international employee assistance programme, providing emergency assessment, containment and counselling as part of their critical incident service.
I am a member of the EATA (European Association for Transactional Analysis), IARTA (International Association Relational Transactional Analysis), UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy), BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy), Metanoia Institute and hold professional indemnity insurance.