I am an integrative psychotherapist and hold a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling as well as an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, both from Regent’s College, London.  I am UKCP registered and a member of the BACP, two of the UK’s main associations for the promotion and monitoring of high standards and practice in psychotherapy.

Integrative psychotherapy can be described as the process of making whole.  It is a way of working which involves different approaches attuned to the needs of the individual with the aim of encouraging greater understanding and self-awareness.

One of the approaches I use is the psycho-dynamic method.  This process gives attention to the feelings we have about other people and those we are close to.  It involves looking at how we have learnt to relate to others and how this may have influenced the way we relate in current relationships.
My experience includes working within the NHS as well as a variety of counselling centres throughout London.  I have worked with a wide range of emotional difficulties including; depression, anxiety, lack of confidence, family and relationship problems as well as experiences of loss and bereavement.  My main areas of research have been the origins of depression and depression during adolescence.

I offer both short-term and long-term therapy.  Short-term would normally come under the heading of counselling and would comprise of 12 consecutive sessions.  This would usually mean focusing on a specific problem.  In many cases, however, people come to therapy unable to identify the problem but knowing that underlying emotional patterns need to be addressed.  In this case, psychotherapy offers a longer period of time so that insight can be gained into emotional issues that arise from the past. In all cases of short-term and long-term therapy, commitment and regular attendance of sessions is important for the therapeutic process.