I am a fully qualified psychotherapist registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I offer short and long term psychotherapy to adults and young people on an individual basis. I work with people suffering from difficulties including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, negative childhood experiences, relationship and work related issues, substance abuse, as well as others.
The decision to seek therapy is often not a simple one but once taken it marks a commitment to care for yourself that may then be fostered in our work together until you are able to meet your dilemmas or troubles with more understanding, gentleness, and a greater ease.
My experience includes positions at a neighbourhood “drop-in” centre in Hackney, a central London university, and the Munro Centre at Guy’s Hospital. Throughout this period I have also had a private practise. I have a special interest in depression, internet addiction, and “Boarding School Syndrome”.
I gained an MA from a post-graduate program in Counselling and Psychotherapy at The School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology at Regent’s College, including training in psychodynamics, humanistic and existential psychotherapy.
I offer a comfortable and confidential space where you can look at your life free of expectation or judgement. It may be that you want to work through childhood or relationship issues. Perhaps you are undergoing an important change in your life or are confused by your options. Maybe you are experiencing prolonged anxiety, depression, emptiness, or a loss of meaning or purpose. Therapy can help you make sense of your situation and help you live a more fulfilling life. It can give you new tools to handle conflict and challenge, and free you from behaviours that hold you back from the life you deserve.
Together we can explore whatever issues arise, working towards such themes as freedom, forgiveness, acceptance, security, growth, meaning, clarity, authenticity, spontaneity, and joy. Life is worth living well, and that means a life feeling grounded and motivated. It means living without guilt, shame and anxiety at every turn, and instead an inner peace and a sense of direction and conviction.
Why do I practise Integrative Psychotherapy and what does it mean?
Integrative Psychotherapy aims to facilitate wholeness between the feeling, behavioural, cognitive, and physiological levels of functioning – in other words the whole person. This is done in part through looking at aspects of the self that you may be unaware of and making them conscious. Or perhaps there is a disowned or unresolved aspect – here too the goal is to integrate these parts into a cohesive whole.
Integrative psychotherapy involves the tailoring of my approach by drawing on my knowledge of different schools of psychotherapy according to what my experience tells me will work best with your personality and situation.
Together we can look at the life you want for yourself and how to achieve it. I may ask you to set your goals from day one. I’m not one of those therapists who nods his head and offers vague utterances of reassurance. I believe in being direct and honest, challenging you to think differently and change behaviours. I may at times incorporate homework into our work together.
Change takes time and cannot be rushed. I believe in applying focus not pressure. I believe in removing expectation, so often routed in the demands of others, and instead aligning ourselves with our values and what we feel inside. Change comes about by clearing a path to where we want to be, not forcing our way through to it.
Where I Am
My psychotherapy practice is in Earls Court, Kensington, within easy reach of most of West London including Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Chelsea, and Fulham. If I can’t help you, then should you wish, I will refer you to someone who can.
If you have you been experiencing any of these and would like to address them then please contact me:
- Relationship Problems
- Career changes
- Sexual Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Identity issues
- Substance Abuse
- Parental Issues
- Difficultly Making Decisions
- Problems with Motivation/Focus
- Feeling Alone/Isolated
- Low Self-Confidence
- Issues of Assertion
- Life Transitions
SKYPE and Phone Sessions are available.
Confidentiality is assured.
I abide by the BACP code of ethics. BACP Membership number: 701340