When life gets difficult, it can be hard to know where to turn. Finding the right person to listen and not judge can feel almost impossible.
I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor offering a relaxed and confidential space for psychotherapy and counselling.
Appointments are available throughout the week including some evenings and Saturday. My psychotherapy & counselling practice is very close to Ealing Broadway station and easily accessible from most areas of West London, including Ealing, Hanwell, Acton, Greenford, Brentford, Chiswick and Shepherds Bush.
I work with adults and young people age 18+. There is no upper age limit. You might not come with a specific, well-defined issue, but the kinds of problems I address with clients include:
lack of direction in life
anxiety (including generalised anxiety disorder)
low self esteem / confidence
bereavement and loss
work difficulties and life transitions
personality disorders and early life trauma
physical and emotional abuse
What I offer in Ealing Broadway
I would normally see you at the same time each week for a 50-minute session. Some flexibility is available by arrangement for freelancers and shift workers. Short and long term therapy are available.
How psychotherapy and counselling can help
By providing a warm, collaborative and non-judgemental environment, psychotherapy can greatly increase self-awareness and self-understanding.
For example, if you have had a recent loss or major upheaval, you may need time to consider how it has affected you, and how you can adjust to what's happened. Or you may be finding it hard to make good relationships and wonder if you can improve this. Perhaps you are simply seeking a greater sense of peace, contentment and companionship in your life.
Through our conversations, new understandings of your situation or history may radically change your outlook. Such powerful insights offer the potential for personal change, and a happier, more rewarding life. Read more about how I work.
I am registered as a psychotherapist with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
As an integrative psychotherapist, I draw on a number of different ideas and theories, working collaboratively with clients to find creative solutions to their difficulties.
Over the past 11 years, as well as working independently in private practice, I have been a counsellor in the NHS and voluntary sector. I now work as an assessor for a counselling charity. I also carry out research exploring the impact of bereavement.
Before deciding to train as a psychotherapist I was an academic psychologist then worked for a large corporation and managed a training company.
Location near Ealing, Acton, Shepherds Bush, Chiswick
My psychotherapy & counselling practice is based at Saunders House, 52-53 The Mall, London W5 3TA. Saunders House is very close to Ealing Broadway and located on the main A4020 through Ealing. It is extremely well connected by train, underground and bus to many areas of West London, including Ealing, Shepherds Bush, Acton, Chiswick, Hanwell, Greenford and Southall.
Saunders House is a 3-minute walk from Ealing Broadway station (mainline train, Central and District lines), and and an 11-minute walk from Ealing Common station (District and Piccadilly lines). Bus routes including 207, 607, 483, E11, E9, E7.