Psychotherapist & Counsellor in London
Maternal mental health & wellbeing
Low self-esteem/lack of confidence
Bereavement or loss
Isolation or loneliness
Health related issues
Often the hardest part of creating change in our lives is simply making the conscious decision to do so. If you have found your way to my website, you are at least considering therapy and wanting to know more about how it might help you right now. This is a positive first step! It shows great courage to face life's difficulties and to reach out for support.
But how does change actually happen? Where do we start? And as the world works through its troubles, how can we focus when our minds are surrounded by anxiety and uncertainty?
Change starts from within - and talking to someone in this process can be an invaluable resource. Therapy can be a safe and contained space where you can be uniquely you. Imagine what it might feel like to have such a space every week? A space where you can give voice to what's going on for you, a space to make sense of difficult feelings, to identify challenges and to see a way through. A space where you can be seen, heard and valued for who you are. When we feel understood and affirmed by others, we are more able to have compassion for ourselves which can lead to healing and growth.
The relationship between you and your therapist is at the heart of therapy - an authentic and empathic connection can foster individual growth and deeply rooted change. So it's important that you find someone that you like and trust.
Read on to learn more about therapy, what I offer and whether I might be the right person for you.
I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to the BACP code of ethics, which stresses the importance of a safe and reliable setting, confidentiality and continual professional development.
As an integrative practitioner, I am guided by the idea that no single approach to therapy is best in all situations. This means that I draw upon different models of psychology and psychotherapy, which allows me to work flexibly, considering your needs and experience. Broadly my approach has been influenced by psychodynamic and humanistic theories, recent findings in neuroscience, as well as existential-phenomenological philosophy. Using a dynamic toolbox of modalities helps me to create a safe and contained, relational space for you. It can be an empowering experience when we learn to take up space and care for our needs with as much compassion as we might offer a loved one.