I am an experienced, integrative counsellor offering short- and long-term therapy to adults and adolescents. I am BACP accredited. My eight years of experience include working with a national mental health charity, a GP referral service, two university counselling services, and two secondary schools as a school counsellor. I have also lectured on a counselling course at a London university. My clients have included those with or without a diagnosed mental health condition and both male and female survivors of childhood abuse and trauma. As a professional practitioner I adhere to a strict ethical code of conduct.
I work using an integrative approach, informed by three key theories: person-centred, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic. This approach allows me to tailor what I offer you because it appreciates that clients are unique and come with different struggles. My role is to listen and offer a warm, caring, non-judgemental space for you to feel supported. I am interested in your personal growth and wellbeing. We will be working together towards a greater understanding of your difficulties, enabling you to have more self-awareness, greater self-compassion and helping you to look after you better.
Alongside working with present difficulties and thinking about what needs to be different, I believe it is also important for us to explore your past experiences in order to help us make sense of where you find yourself now. I place great emphasis on the value of a strong therapeutic relationship and creating a safe, warm, and confidential space will encourage your trust and help you to focus on you.
I have worked with a wide range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, panic attacks/disorder, bereavement, self-esteem and self-worth issues, childhood trauma, relationship issues, eating disorders, self-harm, suicide ideation, abuse, low self-confidence, and stress.
My previous careers include work in the corporate, hospitality and care sectors.
I see clients in person at Oru Space in East Dulwich or online.