By offering a safe, honest and non-judgmental environment, I aim to help you discover your own inner resources and strengths so that you can experience positive change in your life.
I believe that our thoughts, feelings and behaviour can become stuck in old patterns which may once have served a purpose in our lives but which can hold us back.
By exploring our beliefs and perspectives and identifying our thoughts and feelings, we can understand ourselves better. With greater self-awareness, we have more freedom to make choices about our lives that really benefit us.
I have supported clients through difficult times in their lives, helped them manage their anxiety, and enabled them to build more fulfilling relationships.
The process of self-exploration can be difficult and challenging. But counselling can support you through a painful transition or help you become more self-assured and accepting of yourself.
I follow an integrative model, drawing on a variety of therapeutic techniques, depending on your needs. These include humanistic and psychodynamic approaches. The sessions take place in an empathic, trusting and confidential environment.
I believe that the relationship between a counsellor and the person they support is crucial to successful therapy. It is the means by which we can explore our relationships with others. With this in mind, the initial assessment would be an opportunity for you to decide whether you would like to work through your issues with me, and for me to get to know you a little.
Perhaps you would like just a few sessions to resolve a specific problem or receive support at a difficult time. Or you may wish to pursue longer-term therapy to work through more complex issues.
At our initial meeting, we will discuss the likely duration of the therapy; we can then review our focus and aims in future sessions.
Sessions last for 50 minutes and take place on the same day and at the same time each week.
I am committed to the BACP’s code of ethics, which is dedicated to social diversity, equality and inclusivity of treatment without discrimination and is sensitive to issues of gender, ethnicity, colour, culture, lifestyle, beliefs, sexual orientation, age and disability. The code can be viewed at bacp.co.uk
What I can help with
If you have any questions, or would like to arrange an appointment with me, please get in touch by email or telephone.
The practice is situated in Hillcourt Road, SE22 and in Westwood Park, SE23. It is served by the P13 or local buses which stop on Forest Hill Road, Barry Road, Wood Vale or Lordship Lane, all of which are a short walk away. The practice is easily accessible from local areas including Dulwich Village, Herne Hill, Peckham, Nunhead, Honor Oak, Forest Hill and Brockley. There are no parking restrictions outside either locations.