Counsellor, Therapist, MBACP reg., Sociologist
I am an experienced, qualified Humanistic Integrative Counsellor. It means I can use approaches which best suits each client needs. I pay attention to unconscious processes and what is being held in client's body. I also believe that therapeutic relationship is crucial in making change in your perception of environment and how you relate to others. Thinking, sensing, intuiting, feeling are all given great importance within the therapeutic relationship. And it is important for me to create warm, confidential, safe and empathetic environment where you will feel comfortable to share your problems, without being judged or criticised.
Personally I had opportunity to experience how transformational and powerful Counselling and Psychotherapy can be. I could see within myself how positive changes this brought in my life. It helped me to understand myself better and how I relate to others.
My background is in Personnel Management and also more recent within NHS setting.
How Counselling can help
Counselling/Therapy offers a safe, confidential space for you to:
deepen your understanding of yourself and how you relate to others
gain greater awareness how past impact your present
learn to communicate your feelings and needs more effectively
grow your confidence, self-esteem
gain different perspective of your experiences and environment
to relieve your emotional pain
overcome fear, anxiety
to live more balanced and peaceful life
Some areas I work with:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
I offer relational approach to therapy.
Main approaches in my work are: Psychodynamic, Object-relations, Transactional Analysis. I integrate Gestalt and body work. I am also trained in CBT and I can apply some techniques when appropriate.
Counselling is not only about listening to stories told by a client, but also helping a client to find a way to tolerate his/her feelings, experiences. To achieve this I can work in a creative way with clients and I can use some therapeutic tools or give some homework.
I have worked with clients from different background and presenting with a wide range of issues, such as: abuse, trauma, panic attacks, stress, sense of isolation, anxiety, depression, addiction, having relationships, work problems.
I offer time - limited and open ended therapy to adults. My practice is in London Bridge (5 min walk from Underground) and Islington (10 min walk from Angel underground).
Alongside my private practice I have also experience working at:
Macmillan Cancer Support as a Volunteer Counsellor;
Woman & Health charity delivering NHS IAPT services;
EACH charity delivering Counselling to people having alcohol and drug problems.
"Healing isn't about changing who you are,
it's about your relationship to who you are.
A fundamental part of that
is honouring how you feel."
- Suzanne Hayn
Initial session is an assessment, where you can share what brings you for Counselling, what would you like to achieve during sessions. You are free to ask any questions you have. It is a space, where you can try for yourself if you feel safe and comfortable enough to continue and share difficulties you facing in your life.
I will also ask you a questions and explain confidentiality.
There is no obligation to continue, but if you will decide to continue we can agree on number of sessions. We may also decide to work for as many sessions as you need.
I am happy to arrange brief phone conversation before the assessment.
All enquiries are confidential.
To help me run my practice efficiently I will need to request minimum 48 hours notice for any cancellation otherwise a full charge is made.
If you are delayed for a session or cannot make it on the day please contact me during office hours on my mobile (including texts) or alternatively by email.
The assessment session is £50. Ongoing individual session fee is £60. Each session is 50 min long, once a week.
Your Health Starts Here
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask:
07702 803 054
SE1 2TH London Bridge, 5 min walk from
London Bridge underground station.
I am available from 9.00 am - 17.00 pm
N1 8PT Islington,
10 min walk from Angel underground station.
I am available from 9.00 am - 21.00 pm