This human is a guesthouse. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a means, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor... Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honourably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing and invite them in. Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.
Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Many of us reach points in our lives when we seek psychotherapy or counselling. This may be because of a specific issue that we wish to tackle, or just a general feeling that things in life are not working out well. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space where we can work together to explore and better understand what feels wrong, and so equip you with the means to lead a fuller, richer life.
HOW I WORK
I offer 50 minute sessions for individuals. These sessions are a safe, confidential space for us to explore together whatever brought you into therapy.
I work in a way that draws from many strands of thinking and teaching, according to what helps a given individual. I am interested in our early relationships and their enduring influence, but only as they help us in the here and now; my work focuses on what we can do to challenge old patterns and in practical ways to make positive changes. Above all else, I believe we are healed through warm, honest human relationships – and I always work with compassion and understanding.
I am trained in the Integrative tradition, with a Diploma in Counselling, from the Minster Centre. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, always working within their guidelines of ethics and confidentiality.
I have substantial experience helping people with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma including PTSD, bereavement issues, domestic violence, sexual abuse, eating disorders, dealing with disability and illness. Whatever you are going through, you do not need to do so alone.
FEES AND LOCATIONS
My fees are from £55 to £65 for an individual 50 minute session
I work from offices based in Queens Park, North West London, and St Albans, Hertfordshire
I suggest an introductory session, to decide whether us working together would be helpful for you. My fee for this is £55.
Please contact me initially here and I will aim to respond within 24 hours. I am also happy to follow up initial enquiries with an arranged 10-15 minute phone call to discuss further the possibility of our working together.