don’t suffer in silence.
don’t suffer in silence.
I’m an experienced therapist, trainer and supervisor. I aim to provide a safe place for you to bring your problems out in the open where they can be explored and made sense of with empathy and compassion.
I tend to focus on:
- your needs
- effective communication
- your relationships (with people, experiences, memories etc)
Through a non-judgemental approach, we can look to build your strengths and resources (within you and around you), resilience and choices for when you face future challenges.
I work with
- Polyamory (or Consensual Non-monogamous) networks.
My approach is consensual sex-positive and celebratory of sexual diversity.
I always aim to be trans/non-binary aware and ability-positive (however, I’m afraid there is no wheelchair access to the building in which I see clients in person).
My key areas of practice and training are:
- Wellbeing & Loss
- Sex & Relationships
- Harmful Behaviour
(see more under ‘About Therapy’ in the Menu).
These issues (which include shame, anxiety, depression, anger and despair) arise in partner, family, work and social contexts that are unique to each client.
Between 1999-2010 I worked for a leading London-based charity, my key roles being Counsellor, (providing individual and group counselling) at a drug & alcohol rehab, Assistant Manager at a Probation Hostel, working with ex-offenders with a history of seriously harmful behaviour, and Manager of an Asylum Seekers’ service.
I have worked in private practice for over 10 years, and provide highly regarded training and supervision for other professionals (having also taught on the BACP approved Counselling Course at Wealden College).
My primary qualifications are:
MA Counselling (University of London, 2009),
Adv Diploma Forensic Counselling & Psychotherapy (Wealden Institute, 2007)
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (University of London, 2003).
Significant CPD includes London Diploma in Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy (LDPRT, 2017-18 working towards Diploma), KUF Personality Disorder/Awareness Training, Camden & Islington NHS, 2010), Risk Matrix 2000 Assessment Training (London Probation, 2009)
I am a member (and abide by the Code of Ethics) of the
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
College of Sexual & Relationship Therapy (COSRT) (Student Membership in accordance with LDPRT Course)
National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers (NOTA). I was formerly Chair of the London Region for NOTA.
I am insured and receive regular supervision.
I work via phone or video with clients throughout the UK, with sessions available afternoons and evenings Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Sessions are also available for non-UK residents, but are subject to UK regulations and currency payments as if you were living in the UK.
Each session lasts 50 minutes.
Individuals: £80 per session
Couples: £100 per session
Polyamory Groups (3+): £40 per person per session
2020 late Summer break: Friday 25 September – Monday 5 October (inclusive)
2020 Christmas break: Friday 18 December – Monday 4 January 2021 (inclusive)
I have used paintings by Edvard Munch (1863-1944) because I like the way he expresses the inner world of his subjects. They are not meant to suggest white, European, heterosexual, binary gendered, monogamous experience as the norm, ideal or goal of therapy.