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 depression, feelings can become overwhelming. Having a safe place to talk openly can help you manage emotions and live a happier, more fulfilling life.
I am a friendly, experienced chartered counselling psychologist (HCPC), psychotherapist (UKCP, BACP), and EMDR practitioner based in Ealing, West London and Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. I offer online sessions, 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 and their life experiences.
I am committed to an evidence-based, culturally-sensitive and ethical way of working.
I work mainly online. When I am able to offer in person sessions, I meet clients in Ealing, West London (easily accessible from Acton, Greenford, Hanwell, Shepherds Bush, and Chiswick) and central Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (accessible from Gloucester, Bishops Cleeve and surrounding areas).
What I can help with
I am a psychotherapist and counselling 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
Complex PTSD and childhood trauma
Low self esteem / confidence
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
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. This may include reducing the feelings of distress around traumatic memories, and identifying longstanding patterns of behaviour that are no longer serving you well.
For acute trauma and complex trauma/PTSD, I offer EMDR, an approach recognised by NICE (the National Insitute for Clinical Excellence) in the UK, and internationally by the World Health Organisation.
I may also suggest a range of lifestyle changes and emotion-focused techniques to deepen the experience of the present moment, including mindfulness, imagery and body awareness.
Over time, you will discover fresh perspectives on your life, 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 deep personal change.
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.
I am an integrative therapist, meaning that I draw on a number of different psychological approaches, including humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural (CBT) and EMDR for trauma.
Read more about how I work.
Based in Ealing, West London and Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
I work mainly online, but now offer some in person appointments in Cheltenham, covering Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Bishops Cleeve and surrounding areas, and in Ealing, West London, accessible from Hanwell, Acton, Greenford, Brentford, Chiswick and Shepherds Bush.
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.