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- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Family Therapy
- Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist offering short and long term therapy to individuals and couples. Whether you are thinking of coming to therapy at a time of crisis, or at a time to understand more fully what is happening in your life, talking with a therapist can be very helpful. I will provide a safe and confidential space and support you to explore thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that may affect the way you think about and relate to yourself and others.
In our first session we will discuss and consider your concerns and any thoughts and feelings you have about therapy. We will think about how we can work together, and what you would like to get out of our meetings. At the same time you will get a sense of how I work and whether or not you wish to pursue further sessions.
I have over twenty year's experience of working with children, young people, adults, couples and families in both the statutory and charitable organisations. I am currently offering private counselling/psychotherapy in North London.I also provide supervision to counselling trainees and teach Systemic Practice to Social Workers. I have worked with women, men, and children/young people, of all ages, ethnicity, backgrounds, and sexuality, who bring a range of issues, questions and concerns.
I have an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling, a PGDip in Systemic Practice; and a Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. I am also a qualified registered Social Worker. I receive continuous professional support and supervision.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their guidelines on confidentiality, code of ethics, and Good Practice (http://www.bacp.co.uk). I am registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), and hold a current enhanced Disclosure Certificate, and full professional insurance.
Areas of interest
I am experienced and trained to work with a broad range of issues including abortion; abuse; addiction; anger management; anxiety; attachment issues, bereavement; bipolar; body dysmorphia; bullying; cancer; child related issues; compulsive hoarding; Couples counselling; cross cultural relationships; depression; dissociation; domestic violence; eating disorders; emotional abuse; family issues; generalised anxiety disorder; infertility; low self-confidence; low self-esteem; miscarriage; obsessive compulsive behaviour; personality difficulties; post-traumatic stress; postnatal depression; pregnancy and birth; Relationship issues; self harm; sexual abuse; stress; suicidal thoughts; trauma; work related stress
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- The Counselling Directory
- North London Group Therapy
Recent issues people have explored include the anxiety; relationship issues; couple counselling; family issues; feelings of depression; post natal depression; bereavement; childhood trauma and abuse; sexual, physical, emotional abuse; health related issues; feelings of low self esteem or low self confidence; anger management.
Oral self reports are sought and noted at regular reviews during therapy and 3-6 months after therapy ends.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Systemic Practice with Family's and Couples (distinction). Institute of Family Therapy, London 2010
- MSc in Psychodynamic Counseling (with merit) Birkbeck, University of London 2005
- Social Work Diploma North London University 1997
- BA (Hons) Communication Studies Middlesex University 1989
- Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust 1997
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Counselling session - (5-50)
Psychotherapy session - (1-5)