When life becomes difficult, it can be hard to know where to turn.
Feelings can become overwhelming. Having a safe place to talk openly can help you manage emotions and discover new perspectives.
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 mainly online sessions, currently via Zoom.
Sessions are usually weekly. When working 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 and their life experiences. I am committed to an evidence-based, culturally-sensitive and ethical way of working.
I work mainly online. I am based in Ealing, West London, and Cheltenham in Gloucestershire.
Ealing is easily accessible from Acton, Greenford, Hanwell, Shepherds Bush, and Chiswick. Cheltenham is accessible from Gloucester, Bishops Cleeve and surrounding areas.
I am registered with private healthcare providers including Aviva, AXA PPP and Vitality Health.
Who I work with
I am a psychotherapist and counselling psychologist working with individuals aged 18+ to 100+ (I strongly believe personal change is possible throughout life).
There is no need to come with a specific, well-defined aim for therapy, although some people do. The range of issues I address with my clients include:
Bereavement and loss
Guilt & self criticism
Childhood trauma & neglect
Low self esteem
Lack of confidence
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.
Together with talking therapy, I also offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), an approach recognised by NICE (the National Insitute for Clinical Excellence) in the UK, and internationally by the World Health Organisation. This proven approach has been widely tested in people who have suffered trauma, but can also be useful for other issues.
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 (Health and Care Professions Council), 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.
As an integrative psychotherapist, I draw on a number of different psychological approaches, including humanistic, psychodynamic, somatic, 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.