I am a counsellor with extensive experience in offering short and long-term therapy to adults, adolescents and children. counsellor I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and am a registered member of the BACP and also the BAATN (Black and Asian Therapists Network). I have been working therapeutically for over six years, helping individuals to explore and understand past experiences, relationships and difficult feelings.
I am an integrative therapist, drawing on psychodynamic and person centred thinking. I receive all my clients with a non judgmental and open mind, and with the idea that sometimes simply being listened to – to be really heard and understood – can have a profound impact on a person’s emotional well-being. This, alongside a safe and confidential space for self-reflection, and the process of linking past and present experiences with emotional responses, can result in noticeable shifts in present behaviour patterns and have a positive and lasting impact on mental health and self care.
In addition, I work with children age 5+ to help with issues such as divorce or separation, bereavement, anxiety, depression, loss, illness, self harm, low self esteem, bullying, suicidal thoughts and stress. I use non-directive and client led talking therapy, play and creative materials to help children and teenagers explore, express and process their difficult emotions and behaviour. I am also experienced in working with children on the autistic spectrum and with children who have a diagnosis of ADD/ADHD.
I have worked as a counsellor for both staff and pupils in a variety of educational settings including primary/secondary schools and sixth form colleges and I am currently a school counsellor for a private preparatory day/boarding school, offering therapy to pupils and support for staff and parents. In addition, I provide therapy for young women on the You Make It program – a charity for social change, which empowers and educates women back into education and employment.
I see clients in my consulting rooms in East Dulwich.