"One sees clearly only with the heart.
What is essential is invisible to the eye."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Having gained a Diploma in Humanistic Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute in London, I specialise in creating a warm, confidential and safe, non-judgmental and empathic therapeutic space for my clients where they feel able to explore any difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are getting in the way of healthy living, helping them to gain insight into how to go forward and have better relationships with themselves and others.
As a former photojournalist in Fleet Street, I am well aware of how important it is to remain mentally healthy in a competitive world and this past year has been characterised by multiple disruptions for our children, our young adults struggling within consistent college and university teaching whilst also dealing with the losses of missing essential connections with their peers and all of us trying to cope with the stress of working and looking after families and loved ones against the backdrop of constant uncertainties created by the fallout of the Covid 19 pandemic and Brexit amongst many other things.
Maybe this resonates with your experience or you have recently suffered a significant life event such as a loss or bereavement, perhaps a divorce or other confusing relationship issue, the echo of which is somehow blocking you moving on and you find yourself needing effective strategies and techniques to continue living healthily. This is where our work can be so important and useful.
Presently, I am dividing my time between Pimlico, London and Hampshire working both online on Zoom and face to face wherever preferred, in both short and long term settings.
I am a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and as an Accredited and registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) I abide by the BACP Ethical framework.
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“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”
Vincent Van Gogh
"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you until it seems that you cannot hold on for a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time when the tide will turn".
Harriet Beecher Stowe
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I am experienced working with a very diverse range of issues including anxiety and depression, low self esteem, bullying, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, loss, divorce, abandonment, attachment and trauma, and with a wide range of Adult clients (18+) including amongst many others, those from the LGBTQ+ and BAME communities, those with a boarding school background and those with personality disorders.
Whether you are looking at this website with the idea of therapy for yourself, a family member or friend, I believe my humanistic approach to therapy, where the focus is on the uniqueness of the individual and their ability to heal, can really provide a compassionate space to explore and enable the unlocking of your inner resources and help resolve anxieties, leading to healthier future relationships.