Online psychotherapy and counselling
When life becomes difficult, it can be hard to know where to turn.
Whether you are anxious or lonely, worrying about finances or the future, or struggling with a bereavement, difficult feelings can become overwhelming.
Online psychotherapy and counselling are effective ways of making changes in your life.
I am an experienced UKCP- and BACP-registered clinical psychotherapist and practitioner psychologist (HCPC-registered during the pandemic) based in Ealing, West London and Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. I offer confidential individual psychotherapy and counselling online.
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.
As a psychotherapist with a training in counselling psychology, I am committed to an evidence-based, culturally-sensitive and ethical way of working.
For in person work, when this is possible, I will be working from Ealing in west London (easily accessible from Acton, Greenford, Hanwell, Shepherds Bush, and Chiswick), and also from central Cheltenham, accessible from Gloucester, Tewkesbury and surrounding areas.
What I can help with
I work with clients 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:
generalised anxiety disorder
bereavement and loss
low self esteem / confidence
life transitions, eg retirement
family arguments and estrangement
What I offer
We would normally meet at the same time each week for a 50-minute session. Some flexibility is available by arrangement for freelancers and shift workers. I offer a limited number of places at a reduced rate for students and trainees.
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.
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 suggest possibilities for personal change.
When appropriate, I will 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.
What kind of therapy?
I am an integrative psychotherapist with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am also a member of the British Psychological Society.
In my approach, I draw on several different ideas and theories (including psychodynamic, humanistic and CBT), working collaboratively with you to find new perspectives on your difficulties, and ways of solving them.
Read more about how I work.
Locations in West London and Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
I am currently advised by my professional bodies to work online if possible during the pandemic. When this changes I will be available for 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.