Therapy to choose who you want to be.
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” - Carl Jung
Are you feeling confused and finding life is difficult to navigate? Perhaps you feel down, unable to find joy in your life? Are your worries overwhelming? Do you feel you’re not centre stage of your own life? Are you placing other people's needs above your own?
Whether traumatic events have occurred or a certain way of being has evolved over time, if we are not true to who we are, or issues have not been processed, feelings often manifest themselves in making us feel out of balance.
Therapy helps to resolve emotions and bring a sense of peace, allowing you to become the real you.
Key areas of therapy experience:
Abuse (physical and emotional)
Child sex abuse (historic)
Is therapy for you?
Therapy is for anyone who is aiming to gain a better understanding of themselves.
How is this different from confiding in a friend? The main difference is that I, as your therapist, am not involved in your world. I don’t have a personal stake in your life — that is, I don’t expect anything from you beyond our agreement to work together.
I am professionally qualified to listen and communicate my understanding in a respectful manner. In doing so, the therapeutic conditions of a confidential, trusting and authentic relationship are facilitated; a place for you to make your own discoveries.
The space created between us can be beneficial in a variety of ways:
It can be time devoted to you, so you can hear yourself think and come to understand your feelings
Therapy can be a place to offload issues which burden you
Or it is a space to consider how you have become to feel as though you’re stuck
Whatever the reasons which have led you to this point, I genuinely believe that through our time together you can work through and process the emotions and issues which are negatively affecting you. It is completely your time and your space.
What can you expect from therapy?
When working together you should expect to feel a better sense of who you truly are and what you need in your life.
The sessions are weekly and last for 50 minutes.
I am experienced in offering both face-to-face, in Blackheath and Greenwich, and online therapy.
I will regularly review our work together, so that we can review our progress.
The number of sessions required varies from person to person, this will be discussed when we contract to work together.
What I believe
I believe everyone has the potential to be the truest, best version of themselves — therapy and self-exploration with a trusted therapist allows you to fulfil your potential.
I entered therapy as something did not feel right in my life. There was a disconnect between who I was and who I wanted to be, which I was curious to understand. I knew I had the potential to feel happier and more content, but I struggled to process this alone. I needed therapeutic support so I could work out why I was feeling this way.
Therapy is a brave choice. It is for those who believe, as I did, that something wasn’t right, and want to make a change. Sitting in front of my therapist was initially daunting, but as I came to trust them, I was able to discover so much about myself. They provided the conditions and safe environment for me to process what was happening in me, why it might be happening and what I had in my power to effect change.
The transformation has been incredible. So much so, that I decided to train to be a therapist and give this gift to others.
I have a wealth of experience listed above, but many clients present with stress, anxiety, abuse, depression, self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
I work in private practice in South East London and have previously worked for several charities in London. Predominantly, my work has been with those suffering trauma or a traumatic event (trauma informed). I trained in an integrative modality which means I have a variety of ways of working available to me — person-centred, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) — to ensure the best methods are matched to an individual’s needs, each step of their therapeutic journey.
A traumatic event can happen at any time, and it can lead to feelings of depression and anxiety. The presentations in which I am experienced are numerous, and although each client’s needs are unique, the process I implement remains the same: I listen, reflect, challenge, and assist my clients to come to their own conclusions. Self-revelations are often deeply buried, but therapy teaches people how to recognise them intuitively through the medium of being heard by another, non-judgemental person.
I am MBACP registered, which means I follow the BACP ethical framework, conducting myself to the highest standards for counselling in England. I am PG Dip qualified in Integrative Counselling, having studied at the University of Greenwich, and I add to my knowledge via continuing professional development.
What to do next
Working with me is a simple process.
I offer a free telephone consultation to understand what you are looking for, and whether it is something I can help you achieve.
Following the initial consultation, we will agree and sign a contract for our sessions which will happen either via an online platform, telephone, or face-to-face, depending on availability of both parties.
The contract provides a foundation for our work, so minimum expectations are set from day one.
My face to face fees are from £65 per 50 minute session. Online sessions start at £60.
To book a convenient time for an initial chat, please contact me and I will endeavour to reply within 24 hours.