I studied at Regents University, a leading training organisation, where I completed a Post Graduate and Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy. I am registered and accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and abide by its code of ethics and practice.
For some years, I worked as a Psychotherapist in an NHS outpatients setting at the Maudsley Hospital, South London.
My approach is humanistic-existential, a broad and flexible model. A mix of theory, life and philosophy. It emphasises an openness in being with and alongside whatever comes into our awareness.
I see therapy as a journey that leads to a deepening of our inner resources, something human and sustaining. A strengthening of a life-affirming resolve in us.
It’s a collaborative venture, in which we share a curiosity in allowing what may emerge to emerge safely, with a quality of care.
The foundations of the therapeutic relationship are built on dialogue, trust and an affinity between two people. One that grows over time. It’s both confidential and non-judgemental. There’s a professional frame that holds us.
One of the ways I work is with the felt sense, a term which describes making contact with emotions that resonate within us. It’s an intricate way of connecting body and mind, the value of which is supported by clinical research. Evidence suggests, an openness towards what our bodies tell us holds the key to recovery and renewal.
If you would like to talk things through, we can arrange to meet for an initial session in which we can discuss how therapy may help. We can agree goals, fees and terms. You’ll also get a sense of how I work and whether I'm the right kind of therapist for you.
As a therapist, I facilitate, perhaps guide, in navigating a path towards meaningful change. Mainly it’s about what you bring and openly sharing our responses. Compassionately facing your situation together.