Central London, Islington
My fees are from £60.
I offer in-person sessions subject to a COVID risk assessment.
Understanding is the first step towards making changes. I can work with you to explore and make sense of whatever is troubling you. I can help you to achieve a greater understanding of the processes that go on in your mind, body and relationships, so that you can make better informed choices and ultimately live a more fulfilling life.
I bring warmth, empathy, and a sense of humour. I can be challenging where necessary whilst being supportive and compassionate. I always work at a pace that is safe and appropriate for you.
I welcome diversity. I am supportive and understanding of LGBTIQ+ relationships and identities.
I have specialist experience in the underlying issues and process of recovery relating to alcohol, drug and behavioural addictions.
I have a professional interest in the underlying issues and process of recovery from sexual exploitation and violence.
I offer focused short term counselling (typically 6-12 appointments) and long-term therapy for anyone wanting to work through more complex and deep seated issues. I work with adults .
AREAS I CAN HELP WITH INCLUDE:
Addiction, alcoholism, anger, anxiety, bereavement, depression, domestic violence, gender identity, hyper-sexuality, illness, pregnancy related issues, post-traumatic stress, relationship issues, sexual abuse, sexuality, trauma.
Prior to private practice I worked in a community counselling service and as a school counsellor.
Before becoming a counsellor I worked for 20 years as a secondary school teacher, senior leader and behavioural consultant in both mainstream schools and pupil referral units for young people excluded from mainstream education. I am therefore well placed in offering psychological support to parents and carers of young people and to staff working in this field.
I have worked alongside individuals in 12 Step recovery programmes struggling with drug and alcohol dependence and behavioural addictions.
I have been a peer supporter of LGBTIQ+ individuals and those in diverse relationships.
I am a qualified yoga teacher and have studied mindfulness and meditation, aspects of which, when appropriate and boundaried, can inform a holistic and psychosomatic approach to my work, this approach is particularly effective for addiction and trauma.
My in-person sessions rates range from £70 to £85 dependent on time and location.
Online sessions are £60
I have a limited number of online concession slots available for trainee counsellors and those on a low income.