Welcome to my website. I am a Relational Gestalt clinical psychotherapist and Integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor, and practise in Mayfair, Farringdon, Islington and Clerkenwell in central London and West Hampstead in north-west London. I hope you find the information here useful to help you to understand how we can work together, through the difficulties and/or impasses that you are currently experiencing.
I work both with individuals and couples. I believe that each one of us is equipped with the resources we need to enjoy our life and that these might, at times, dissipate, lower or become stuck due to our upbringing, life events, education and/or the partners we choose.
I support my clients to re-discover their inner resources to overcome the difficulties they are challenged by. I fundamentally believe in the ability of all of us to enjoy our life journey if we are given the necessary support each one of us needs to grow and flourish. We are all equipped to thrive but not always aware how to.
I am a clinical psychotherapist and Integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor, and practise in Mayfair, Farringdon, Islington and Clerkenwell in central London and West Hampstead in north-west London.
I am a registered clinical psychotherapist with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) (accredited by the Professional Standards Authority) and a registered psychotherapeutic counsellor with The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As such, I am committed to high professional standards. My registration is listed on the UKCP and BACP websites.
I work as counsellor and psychotherapist in private practice and as an associate of Clinical Partners, and I have gained several years of clinical experience working with the NHS both in primary and tertiary care. I am registered as a psychotherapist with the following health insurers, to provide counselling and therapy covered by their insurance policies: Aviva, Axa PPP, Cigna, WPA and Vitality Health.
People's well-being is at the core of my work as a clinical psychotherapist. I believe that, like sunflowers, we have an innate tendency to turn towards energies and light. This ability might at times become stuck in our mind and body. I am passionate about supporting my clients to continuously search for what gives life and what life gives.
I believe that counselling and psychotherapy mean opening up to our vulnerability, yet doing so enables us to discover many more possibilities in life: how to become who we are and to live life mostly free from judgments, bias and non-supportive beliefs.
Counselling and therapy involve deep inquiry and self exploration, and can help us to discover unexpected things about ourselves. My clients tell me that they feel listened to and understood in a non-judgmental way. Being mindful of my own feelings helps me to attune with the emotions of my clients, as we explore together their difficulties and unfinished business with their difficult past and their challenging present.
I believe that life is about continuously attempting to be the best version of ourselves, drawing on the resources available to us which we are able to access. Diversity is a value at the heart of my practice. We are all different to each other and, whoever we are, we should be celebrated.
I adopt high professional and ethical standards, offering a service which is confidential to my client and supportive of them.
I offer counselling and therapy addressing a range of matters including:
• anxiety, stress and panic attacks
• depression, loss and bereavement
•couple therapy and relationship issues
• developmental trauma
• parenting and attachment issues
• post natal depression
• sexual and gender identity issues
• LGBTQ+ issues
• work-related issues
• low self-esteem
• anger management
• difficulty dealing with and expressing emotions
I work with adults on an open-ended basis or for an agreed period of time.
I practise from premises in:
• West Hampstead in north-west London, less than a 5 minute walk from West Hampstead underground station on the Jubilee line, the Thameslink and Overground services
• Farringdon, Clerkenwell and Islington in central London, less than a 10 minute walk from Farringdon underground station on the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines and Thameslink.
• Swiss Cottage and South Hampstead, less than a 8 minute walk from Swiss Cottage underground station on the Jubilee Line.
• Wimpole St, Marylebone, less than a 6 minute walk from Bond Street underground station on the Central and Jubilee Lines.