There is no change from darkness to light or from inertia to movement without emotion. (Jung)
I offer Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling to adult individuals from my base in North West London (NW10). I normally work in both a therapy room setting or outdoors in green spaces (parks). However, since March 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been working with clients online through video or telephone. Meeting in person either in a therapy room or outdoors will become viable options again when I am confident that it is safe to do so.
My role is to provide a stable and reliable presence and a safe space (indoors/outdoors/online) where you can explore your experience. I enable you to work out what you feel, what you think, and what you want to do. I will work with you in a warm, supportive and thoughtful way, drawing on a range of therapeutic skills and theory.
What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?
It is not easy to define the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy. They both have the aim to help a person feel better but Counselling can be short term and used to work on a specific difficulty whereas Psychotherapy is generally working at a deeper level for a longer period of time. ‘Psyche’ by definition refers to the deepest feelings, thoughts and beliefs a person has. For this reason psychotherapy can been seen as ‘soul’ work. It is in this longer term work that the relationship between therapist and client deepens and relating patterns can be explored.
As an Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor, I drawn on a range of theories but I also work in an embodied way: feelings are experienced in our bodies, our thoughts and beliefs can trigger particular sensations and emotions in our bodies. We cannot easily separate – nor it is helpful – thoughts and feelings from our bodies.
The therapeutic relationship
It is important that you feel able to talk to your therapist openly and feel heard. It can take time to build this trust but having a time and place to talk things through in a way that often is not possible with friends or family can be transforming in itself. Being carefully and empathically listened to, without judgement, is the unique offering of therapy.
See About Therapy for some of the areas that I work with.
An initial 50mins appointment/assessment is for both of us to see if we can work together. You can meet me on video or phone and see whether you feel comfortable talking to me. After this appointment there is no obligation to come back, but if we decide to continue to work together we would agree a 50 mins weekly session time.
Call me on 07902922671 or use the contact form.