Background & QualificationsMy background and training as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor draw from a broad spectrum of schools of psychology, and I am known as a Humanistic and Integrative psychotherapist.
I trained for 5 years at The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in Maida Vale, London. The training included a Foundation year, followed by a 4-year post graduate Diploma Course.
The Humanistic and Integrative approach to counselling and psychotherapy provides the broadest spectrum of knowledge in psychology research. This ranges from the Freudian psychodynamic approach to the Jungian transpersonal perspective, and includes the use of CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) techniques.
The therapy may include - according to what best suits, and feels most comfortable for the individual person - talking about difficulties in everyday life experiences; how to cope better and manage relationships, social situations, work and career. And, looking at childhood experiences and family relationships, where helpful.
I also work with Dreams: their significance and perspective in connection with day to day life. Similarly we may use guided visualizations and meditations in the same way.
I have been practising as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in London since 1997, and received a postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy from the C.C.P.E. in 2001.
I am accredited and registered with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy
I began my work at the Caravan drop-in centre at St. James's Church, Piccadilly where I be-friended and counselled for 2 years, and then started a private practice in Primrose Hill, NW1.
I also worked at that time in a busy West London G.P.'s surgery, and for the following two years I counselled a very wide range of patients and problems.
Presently I practice in North West London, in West London at the Counselling Centre in Maida Vale and in private practice in Primrose Hill.
I am within easy reach of Hampstead, Belsize Park, Camden Town,the West End and Central London, Paddington and Little Venice.
I have also been affiliated with the Me and My Baby Clinic in Fulham, and extended my training as a Doula 4 years ago.
I offer Counselling, help and advice on Ante-natal and Post-natal issues and care.