I am a BACP registered counsellor. I have a Post-graduate Diploma in integrative counselling and psychotherapy, which is accredited by the BACP. I am qualified and experienced in both one to one and group work. I am based in Old Street, EC2A.
I have specialist training and significant experience of working with trauma and various types of addiction. I have also worked with individuals who are adjusting to or wanting to explore difficult family relationships. Many people seeking counselling will be undergoing some type of psychological difficulty such as depression, anxiety or obsessive thoughts. I aim to work with my clients to uncover the specific nature of these conditions and to understand how they impact on emotional and social functioning . I see the work I do with each individual as unique and I aim to keep sight of the expectations people may have about their counselling as-well as their reasons for coming.
People turn to counselling or therapy in response to particular circumstances and/or to maintain or repair their psychological and emotional well-being. Each individual will have different ideas about what they want or might get from it. Whatever the motivations are; distress, work or relationship problems, family difficulties, problem behaviours such as addiction or unmanageable thoughts or feelings, I aim to help clients make sense of what’s happening. This means looking at the internal, thinking and feelings and at the external surrounding world to see how this affects and is affected by the situation.
I want clients to experience counselling as helpful, constructive and enriching. The potential gains and attributes of therapy are manifold and may continue to occur when the sessions are over or have finished for good. I see counselling as providing a place to think. My role as counsellor is to work with clients to help this process to happen in the room and to instigate new, more productive emotional patterns and ways of being.
“Behind your thoughts and feelings my brother, stands a mighty commander, an unknown sage,- he is called the Self. He is in your body, he is your body.”
Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra. (1883).