Counselling and Psychotherapy in South West London for issues including:
I am a qualified, BACP registered integrative therapist. This means that I abide by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist’s ethical framework of practice and that I work with particular modalities and tailor them to suit your specific needs. Above all, I am a person with an authentic human presence. The connection between our two authenticities can serve as your vehicle for change. I provide a non-directive and non-judgemental approach where you can freely engage in a process of exploration and feel accepted.
I have experience of working with London mental health charity organisations for more than 5 years, IAPT services and the private mental health sector for 2 years. My experience includes but is not limited to dealing with: low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, parenting issues, stress, sleep issues, depression, anxiety, nervousness and loneliness.
My qualifications :
MSc Therapeutic Counselling, University of Greenwich, London
MSc Psychology, Kingston University, London
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything."
There are times in life when you would like to openly share what you are experiencing, to be heard and understood and at the same time, to listen to yourself, understand your emotions and thoughts and be able to carry on. Therapy is one of the ways that can help you when you feel down, when you need support or when you just need to talk to someone who can listen and make you feel heard and understood. Not having someone with whom you can share the challenges of everyday living can have a negative impact on your functioning. As M. Angelou said: There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
What to expect
I will respect you, your individuality and unique ways of being and I will modify my approach to meet your needs. It will not be uncomfortable for me to sit with you in your chaos, tolerate your stuckness and walk alongside you through dark places.
We will explore your past, so you can better understand your present. We will talk about your feelings and thoughts in order to determine how they reflect on your behaviour.
Over the years, research, as well as my clinical experience, have confirmed that the therapeutic relationship itself is essential to the change that clients experience. Therefore, our relationship will be explored and discussed as one of the main aspects of our work. This can help you to understand your other relationships, usual patterns of behaviour and thinking. The therapeutic alliance we develop can work as a model for you of how you might heal other relationships in your life, as well as a safe space to try new ways of relating. The more you understand yourself, the more patience you will have for others.
I will help you to:
Find a new perspective of looking at things.
Talk openly without fear of being judged.
Recognise unhelpful patterns in your thinking and behaviour and identify other, more helpful ones.
Recognise difficult feelings and find ways to live with them.
Find a way to release feelings of stuckness and move on.
Relax and improve your sleep.
Improve your relationships.
Develop greater self-awareness.
Change the patterns of behaviour as a result of emotional triggers.
Understand how your anxiety works so you understand why you feel the way you feel. That, in turn, can help you to break the vicious circle of anxiety that just makes things worse.
Clear the fog, despair and feeling of hopelessness and find clarity and hope.
Before the session
An initial 15-minute telephone consultation is offered free of charge to provide the opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have and establish whether you would like to book an appointment. If you think that I am the counsellor you would like to work with, we will arrange the first online session.
Fees and payments
During the coronavirus crisis, I am offering online video counselling sessions using Skype, WhatsApp or Duo. My fee is £50 per session.
I accept payments by bank transfer.
76A Battersea Rise
London SW11 1EH