Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
BSc, PGDip, MBACP
You may be facing a specific problem, a period of depression or anxiety, relationship difficulties, finding yourself repeating unhelpful patterns, or in need of a change. For many therapy is a valuable resource that supports clarifying and moving through these difficulties.
Therapy can help us gain better understanding of how we behave, how our past experience impacts us, and what motivates us. Change might come about through a shift in perspective, in habit or understanding, through the impact of the therapeutic relationship.
I am an integrative therapist which means I draw on a a range of psychotherapeutic thought to tailor my approach to you. I work in a way that allows for lightness and challenge.
Sessions are 50 minutes long and usually at the same time each week. I tend to work in a long term open ended way but can also offer shorter term goal focused work. Expectations and goals can change, this is fine and we will figure it out along the way.
Give me a call or email to arrange a consultation session. When we meet we’ll talk about what has brought you to therapy and get a sense of how we could work together.
I charge £60-£70 per session, initial consultation sessions are £30.
I currently offer sessions from rooms in Queens Park and Hackney (close to Dalston Kingsland station)
I’ve worked in mental health and social care for over ten years. In this time I have worked in and managed services for people facing a range of issues including; severe and enduring mental illness, learning disability, drugs and alcohol misuse, and histories of trauma and homelessness. I’ve held a director role at a charity developing supported housing and recovery services and worked as a therapist in a London university as well as in a low cost therapy service at the Minster Centre in West London. I’ve also worked as a commissioner of mental health services for the NHS and social services.
This range of experience has shown me that no one persepctive has all the answers. I came to psychotherapy because it is the most human and most flexible approach I’ve come across, one that places authenticity and individuality at the center of the work.
PGDip in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy
MA in Psychotherapy (for completion in 2018) - The Minster Centre
I hold memberships with:
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapists & Counsellors for Social Responsibility