Personal change evolves through the unique relationship between client and therapist.
HOW I WORK
Talking to a therapist has a liberating effect. My clients often describe it as freeing to open up, explore their feelings, and deal with problems or their uncertainties in life. In our work together you can expect confidential, professional therapy in a comfortable private setting. My collaborative approach provides warm, non-judgemental support and an opportunity for you to make sense of your individual circumstances, helping you to identify and resolve your issues. The end result is the development of greater self-awareness and being better equipped to cope with the future.
Respecting diversity is crucial to the therapeutic process and a positive outcome. I maintain a relationship of equality with clients and aim to develop a mutually trusting connection. I am accepting and unbiased when working with areas of difference such as age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, class, culture and nationality.
It is important that a therapist has undertaken a thorough and recognised training. I am trained at Master’s level in psychodynamic psychotherapy and have professional qualifications in psychology:
I have experience working within a variety of clinical environments and as part of my training had many years of intensive psychotherapy myself. I know first-hand what it is like to undertake this journey and some of the issues that you might encounter along the way.
Alongside my psychotherapy and psychology training, I have several years’ experience working within the LGBTIQ, BDSM and SWISH (sex workers) communities in London and am currently providing services to the Terrence Higgins Trust. I have previously worked within the financial services sector and hospitality industries.
I am a full member of The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC). I am also a member of the following professional bodies:
These organisations ensure that psychotherapy standards are met by appropriately qualified members. They provide rigorous frameworks and governance across the counselling and psychotherapy communities.
Training does not finish when a psychotherapist qualifies. Therapists should always improve their practice and engage in continuing professional development. It is vital to keep knowledge, experience and skills up-to-date.
I have attended the following CPD training: