Why Psychotherapy and Counselling?
When life gets difficult or confusing, it can be hard to know where to turn. Finding the right person to listen (and not judge you) can feel almost impossible.
What if you had a trustworthy relationship to help you make sense of it all? I offer a supportive and collaborative space where you can feel free to speak about what is troubling you. As we try to understand your particular situation or predicament, new perspectives can offer hope - whether you are in crisis, or struggling with relationships, or your events that happened in your past.
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 have worked with people of all ages, from different backgrounds. Not everyone comes with a specific, well-defined issue, but the sorts of problems I work with include:
anxiety (including generalised anxiety disorder)
low self esteem / confidence
bereavement and loss
abuse (past or present)
work difficulties and life transitions
What I offer in Ealing
I am professionally qualified and registered as a clinical psychotherapist with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I see clients for weekly 50-minute sessions. Both shorter-term (6-20 sessions) and longer-term therapy are available.
Appointments are available at my office near Ealing Broadway throughout the week and on Saturday morning.
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. Alternatively you may find making good relationships harder than you would like and wonder what you can do to improve this. Or you may simply be seeking a greater sense of peace, contentment and companionship in your life, and need space to think about how you can get there.
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.
I am a integrative relational psychotherapist. This means 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.
Find out more about my Ealing psychotherapy practice
Please get in touch and I can arrange to phone you back for a short chat (free of charge) before you book your first session. My fee per session is £60. I offer various appointment times throughout the week (including some evenings), and Saturday morning.