When life gets complicated, it can be hard to know where to turn. Whether you are trying to cope with day-to-day worries or a more specific issue, psychotherapy or counselling can give you the space to make sense of things and move forward.
I am an experienced psychotherapist offering a friendly, confidential and trustworthy service. My practice is very close to Ealing Broadway station and easily accessible from most areas of West London, including West Ealing, Hanwell, Acton, Greenford, Shepherds Bush, Brentford and Chiswick. Over the years, first as a counsellor and then a psychotherapist, I have worked successfully with many different issues, including anxiety, losses and bereavement throughout life, and personality problems related to dynamics in the family of origin.
Seeking professional psychotherapy or counselling can feel like a big step. If you are wondering whether it could help you, please get in touch.
Who I work with in my practice
I work one-to-one with adults aged 18+ with a variety of issues, including:
relationship difficulties, depression and sadness, anxiety including generalised anxiety disorder, phobias, anger, bereavement and loss, low self-esteem, work difficulties and life transitions, body issues, addiction, trauma, family issues, obsessive compulsive behaviour (OCD) and personality disorders.
I have a strong belief that personal change is possible throughout life, and one of the ways of achieving this is through psychotherapy and counselling.
If you would like to discuss whether psychotherapy is right for you, please feel free to get in touch.
What I offer
I am professionally qualified and registered as a psychotherapist with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
My aim is to provide a supportive and non-judgemental space. When your difficulty involves a recent loss, you may need time to adjust and process what has happened, as well as thinking about what you want and need from your new life. With longer term difficulties, we can work together on giving you the confidence and conviction to implement change.
Psychotherapy can greatly increase self-awareness. Through our conversations, you may identify certain habits of thinking and behaving which affect your relationships with others, and cause you distress. These can be addressed and changed in psychotherapy, sometimes with rapid results. At other times the process happens more gradually, as you experiment with other ways of being in the world.
Appointments are available throughout the week (including evenings), and also on Saturday morning. For my availability, please get in touch
Over the past 11 years, as well as working independently in private practice, I have been a counsellor in the NHS, an assessor of new clients at Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service, and a counsellor at Ealing Abbey Counselling Service. I continue to work in the voluntary sector as an assessor, and have a specialist research interest in bereavement and loss.
Before deciding to train as a psychotherapist I was an academic psychologist then worked for a large corporation and subsequently managed a training company.
My integrative approach incorporates thinking from humanistic and developmental psychology, relational psychotherapy, neurobiology, family systems and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
Where I work in Ealing
My psychotherapy practice is based at 33 Central Chambers, opposite Ealing Broadway station.
There are good transport links to Ealing Broadway, including the Central and District lines from Shepherds Bush, Acton and Chiswick, plus mainline trains from Greenford and West Ealing. Bus routes include 207, 427, 483, 607 and E11. There is a car park in nearby Springbridge Road.
Find out more
If you are looking for psychotherapy or counselling within easy reach of Ealing, Hanwell, Shepherds Bush, Acton, Chiswick and Greenford. please get in touch. Appointments are available Monday to Friday (including some evenings), and Saturday morning.