Type of Therapy
Psychodynamic approach drawing on Transactional Analysis and Relational Psychoanalysis whilst using CBT skills.
About Me & How I Work
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression or work-related stress? Are you having relationship or family issues? Are you going through a challenging life transition? ...or perhaps you had a loss? Do you feel stuck? Whatever the issue you might have, talking to a therapist can help. Psychotherapy provides a unique place for you to explore your concerns, feelings, thoughts and behaviours with someone who helps you gain more insight into who you are, how you relate to people around you, and to life itself. Whilst working with individuals, couples and groups, both, short and long-term, I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space where you can explore your difficulties with the aim of moving forward in your life. The therapeutic relationship is vital in providing both support and challenge in gaining understanding of the dynamics that you bring into relationships, both with yourself and others. I am a psychotherapist and counsellor in Transactional Analysis (TA), qualified as a Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA) with a MSc in TA Psychotherapy. As well as seeing clients in my private practice, I also work at the NHS as a counsellor. I am also a specialist mentor working with the students who are suffering from mental distress and disorder. I have experience in working with people from different cultural backgrounds, who have a variety of difficulties ranging from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, family issues, loss, identity crisis, relationship problems, sexual identity, trauma, and abuse. I understand and have experience of the personal and professional pressures, and, I have undertaken different forms of psychotherapy myself which has been critical to my development as a person and a therapist. In regard to working with couples, I welcome heteronormative and same-sex couples. I consider the relationship as a client. Together we explore your relationship while understanding and identifying familiar patterns between you, addressing the core issues so that you can move forward in the way that is right for both of you. Special interest: • Anxiety and Depression • Relationship problems • Family issues • Cultural differences • Parenting issues • Identity issues • Loss and bereavement
Areas I Work With
• Abortion • Abuse • Affairs and betrayals • Anger management • Anxiety • Bereavement • Bipolar disorder • Bullying • Child related issues • Depression • Discrimination • Emotional Abuse • Family issues • Feeling sad • Generalised anxiety disorder • Hoarding • Infertility • Low self-confidence • Low self-esteem • Miscarriage • Panic disorder • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) • Postnatal depression • Pregnancy and birth • Relationship problems • Self-harm • Separation and divorce • Separation anxiety • Sexual abuse • Stress • Suicidal thoughts • Trauma • Work-related stress
Following a degree in Psychology, I completed the four years training as a psychotherapist at the Metanoia Institute, a highly regarded training and counselling organisation in West London, obtaining Master’s degree in Psychotherapy as well as Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I am a fully certified transactional analyst (CTA). I have additional training in: • Couples work • CBT skills • Bereavement counselling I am a fully registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and UKCP and I am bound by its code of ethics. In keeping with this I am regularly supervised by highly qualified supervisor, and I also attend regular continuous professional development training (CPD). I am also a registered member of EATA (European Association of Transactional Analysis), IARTA (International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis) and the Metanoia Institute. I am CRB checked. • MSc Psychotherapy • Diploma in Relational Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling • I am Certified Transactional Analyst, commissioned by the European Association of Transactional Analysis • BSc Psychology (London Guildhall University) Professional Bodies: • BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) • UKCP (United Kingdom Counselling and Psychotherapy) • EATA (European Association of Transactional Analysis) • IARTA (International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis) • Metanoia Institute
£60 per 50 min session for individuals, daytime (until 6pm) £70 per 50 min session for individual, evening (from 6pm) £80 per 60 min for couples I recognise the challenge of finding the ‘right’ therapist for you, so I welcome your call, however tentative, to find out more about me and the process.