When life becomes difficult, it can be hard to know where to turn.
Whether you're anxious or lonely, or struggling with a relationship, bereavement or trauma, feelings can become overwhelming. Having a safe place to talk openly can help you manage emotions and begin to live a happier, more fulfilling life.
I am an experienced psychotherapist (UKCP, BACP) and counselling psychologist (HCPC) based in Ealing, West London and Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. I offer online psychotherapy/counselling, currently via Zoom.
Sessions are usually weekly. You will need access to the internet, and a quiet space where you can have privacy. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to psychotherapy and my approach varies to suit individuals.
I am committed to an evidence-based, culturally-sensitive and ethical way of working.
In due course, I plan to offer some sessions in person, depending on Covid-19 restrictions and advice for psychologists/psychotherapists. I work in Ealing, West London (easily accessible from Acton, Greenford, Hanwell, Shepherds Bush, and Chiswick) and Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (accessible from Gloucester, Bishops Cleeve and surrounding areas).
What I can help with
I am a psychotherapist and psychologist working with individuals aged 18+, and strongly believe personal change is possible throughout life. You might not come with a specific, well-defined issue, but the kinds of problems I address with clients include:
bereavement and loss
low self esteem / confidence
generalised anxiety disorder
life transitions, eg retirement
What I offer
We would normally meet online at the same time each week for 50-minutes, initially for a set number of sessions, and then on an open-ended basis if you would like to continue.
How psychotherapy can help
Being able to speak freely and be heard by another person can provide powerful relief from unbearable feelings and suggest new ways forward. We can also work on reducing the impact of traumatic memories and/or unhelpful patterns of behaviour.
At first it may be a relief to open up and talk, then gradually you will discover new perspectives on your problems, and new hope. By providing a warm, collaborative and non-judgemental environment, psychotherapy can also increase self-understanding and self-awarenesss. It opens up possibilities for personal change.
As part of my work, I may suggest a range of lifestyle changes and emotion-focused techniques to deepen the experience of the present moment, including mindfulness, imagery and body awareness.
What kind of therapy?
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Clinical Psychotherapist, registered with the HCPC, the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am also a chartered member of the British Psychological Society.
In my approach, I draw on several different psychological approaches including humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural (CBT) and EMDR, working collaboratively with you to find new perspectives on your difficulties, and ways of solving them.
Read more about how I work.
Based in Ealing, West London and Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
I am currently advised by my professional bodies to work online if possible during the pandemic. When this changes it is likely I will be offering some in person appointments in Ealing, West London, accessible from Hanwell, Acton, Greenford, Brentford, Chiswick and Shepherds Bush, and in Cheltenham, covering Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Bishops Cleeve and surrounding areas.
Please get in touch
Please get in touch and I can arrange to phone you back - free of charge - to help you decide if online psychotherapy and counselling might suit you. For fees and other practical matters please see FAQ. I am registered with private healthcare providers including Aviva, AXA PPP and Vitality Health.