I am a psychodynamic counsellor/psychotherapist with more than 12 years experience working both in the NHS and in private practice. Based in Acton, W3, West London, I offer one-to-one counselling/psychotherapy on either a short or long term basis to those experiencing a wide range of symptoms and problems including:
anxiety and stress
bereavement and loss
relationship and family difficulties
work and career issues
traumatic events, abuse
low self-esteem, identity, body image
physical health problems
life transitions including mid-life crisis, retirement
I am also an accredited practitioner of Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy - a 16 week relational therapy which links past and present patterns of relating to symptoms of depression - both in the NHS and private practice.
I have a background in classical music and a special interest in working with musicians and music therapists - I also work with trainee therapists and music therapists.
I am a fully accredited member of BACP, I abide by their professional code of ethics and practice, and hold full indemnity insurance. I am also a registered member of the Association of Analytical Psychotherapists (APP).
How does counselling/psychotherapy work?
I provide a safe, supportive, confidential and non-judgemental place for you to explore and work through problems and difficulties in order to foster a greater sense of wellbeing.
We would start with an introductory session which gives you the chance to see if therapy might work for you, and which involves no commitment beyond this first meeting. During this session we would explore what you wish to get out of counselling/psychotherapy and how we could do this together. Therapy may involve developing new ways of understanding and coping with difficulties, relating present difficulties to past experience, and making changes in your life.
My fee is £60 per session with some concessionary places available.