There is no change from darkness to light or from inertia to movement without emotion. (Jung)
I offer Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy to adult individuals in Central London (EC4) or North West London/Queens Park (NW6).
My role is to provide a stable presence and a safe space where you can explore your experience. In this space I enable you to work out what you feel, what you think, and what you want to do. This helps you feel better, find your direction and fulfil your potential. I will work with you in a warm, supportive and thoughtful way, drawing on a range of therapeutic skills and theory.
Emotions are a form of communication. How we listen to them, engage them or deny them, is unique to each individual. Depression, anxiety and relationships issues, are the top difficulties people seek counselling/therapy for. There will always be reasons why we feel depressed or anxious, or struggle in relationships but these may not be clear to the person experiencing them. Together we can clarify your experience and this can help you to move forward.
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.
As an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist, 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 manifest in a body posture. We cannot easily separate – nor it is helpful – thoughts and feelings from our bodies. For this reason I would say that the Integrative approach I offer is also holistic.
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 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 appointment (in either central London or Queen’s Park) can be an assessment for both of us to see if we can work together. See my locations and travel directions here Location and Fees. You can come and meet me; there is no obligation to come back. 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.