I have several years' experience of providing counselling and psychotherapy for young people and adults in a variety of settings.
I now work in private practice helping adults only. I see people with a broad range of difficulties, and have a particular specialism in ADHD.
My therapy approach is to see the client as a whole person rather than a cluster of symptoms. I work to understand how you interact with your world, and where and how this may be causing you distress. This enables us to search together to find a way for you to move forwards differently. This way of working is derived from European existentialist philosophy.
Before setting up in private practice I worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist in a variety of settings: Wimbledon Guild Talking Therapies service; Balham Community Counselling Service, Guildford College Counselling Service and ChildLine.
Prior to being a psychotherapist I worked in the City for 20 years and so have a good understanding of the stresses of working in such high pressure environments.
Based in Wimbledon, London SW19, I offer short or longer term counselling and psychotherapy in person, online, via video conferencing, or by telephone to people aged 18 and over. In person sessions are conducted following guidelines to mitigate the risk COVID-19 transmission.
I am an existential practitioner, with additional training in person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapies as well as mindfulness.
I have particular expertise in working with people living with ADHD, derived from both personal experience and professional training. This enables me to help people with ADHD understand how it is impacting on their lives so they can reframe past experiences and find better ways of interacting with the neurotypical world going forwards.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and therefore abide by their ethical standards in my therapy work.
Specific to my psychotherapy role I have an MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology.
In addition I have a Postgraduate Certificate in ADHD Counselling and Psychotherapy from the existential New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, and Levels 2 and 3 Counselling Skills and Theory awarded by the CPCAB.
This extensive academic training added to my practical experience has given me a wide knowledge of how psychological problems can develop and what therapy can do to help alleviate people's suffering from a range of conditions.