I am an experienced psychotherapist, mentor and coach working from rooms in Surbiton.
I practice both psychodynamic counselling and cognitive behaviour therapy, and I work both in the short term (6-18 sessions) as well as open-ended counselling. My approach is patient-centred with a collaborative emphasis on understanding, and including solution-focused techniques where beneficial.
Qualifications and experience
I am registered with my professional body the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I clinically trained for 5 years at the highly-regarded Birkbeck, University of London graduating with a BSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (1st Class with honours).
In addition to my counselling work I have also worked with young people both as a Mentor for Action for Children and as a specialist student mentor at Kingston University.
I continue to enrich my professional knowledge with onward study at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust.
My clinical practice is regularly supervised with carefully chosen colleagues where the patient is held in mind and thought about together.
I am experienced in treating many anxiety conditions including work stress, social anxiety, panic, excessive worrying (Generalised Anxiety Disorder) and OCD.
Anxiety and anger tend to be linked and I can help with anger management and helping you to express what is frustrated in your life in a healthy way.
Anxiety can be debilitating and our work is conducted sensitively and in a secure safe environment. It can be treated with CBT or psychodynamic counselling and that decision will be made collaboratively with you.
Loss comes in many ways to us, and unprocessed loss can lead to depression and anxiety. I have experience in working in the following areas:
Bereavement and grief
Trauma and abuse
Childhood abuse and neglect
Regret and guilt
Sometimes we can experience a loss of our true selves or meaning in our lives. This can be harder to see but is very real and can result in:
Sense of emptiness inside
Feeling of losing way in life
Keeping up a front