Therapy is an opportunity to reflect on your experience of everyday life and all its contradictions, as well as on the particular events or aspects of your life that have led you to consider getting help.
It is about putting into words the thoughts, feelings and questions you have about your situation and engaging with what matters to you, in order to develop the perspectives and skills you need to facilitate positive changes in your life.
By entering into an open, respectful and non-judgmental dialogue with a therapist, you can connect with your values, beliefs and concerns; you can acknowledge and build on your strengths and understanding, to successfully cope with anxiety.
Life can be tough and confusing, and we are all limited in some way. Confronting these truths can help you work out new ways of thinking and acting that are more useful for you and the way you want to live.
I regard my clients’ unique personal circumstances as more important than categorizing or formally labeling them. I will not therefore make diagnoses or suggest treatment.
The length of the therapeutic process and the frequency of meetings depend on clients’ needs and can vary. I offer both short and long-term therapy and usually suggest meeting once weekly. Telephone and online sessions can be arranged if the need arises.
My practice is informed by my training in psychology, education, psychotherapy and existential philosophy, as well as by my own life experience and current research.
English is my first language but I am bilingual in French and able to work in one or both languages.
While I meet each of my clients and their concerns with an inquiring and open mind, there are some areas that I have more experience in than others:
Terminal or life-long illness; facing death
Bereavement; recovering from significant loss, of relationship,someone who has died, or a part of self
Redefining identity; accepting change and the challenge of the future
Fertility, pregnancy and post-pregnancy problems
Family, parenting and relationship issues
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London
Post Graduate Certificate of Education, University of West London
Foundation Year in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Westminster Pastoral Foundation, London
Master of Science in Psychology and Psychotherapy, Middlesex University, London
Member of the SEA (Society for Existential Analysis)
I believe that people have a vital capacity for determination and courage; even when we feel relentlessly challenged, we can recognize and respond to our needs, and illuminate and enrich our strengths.
In this way existential crisis can produce a personal breakthrough rather than a breakdown.
The Arctic Poppy is a representation of my philosophy, which integrates the thought that informs my practice with my love of nature, and my belief that noticing our environment and how we interact with it is an important part of our state of being.
This small, delicate flower is at the same time extremely tough. The tall, fine and flexible stem that supports each flower allows it to tolerate arctic winds and to push up through snow to find sunlight.
It is one of the very few truly heliotropic plants; in order to survive such harsh conditions, it turns its face to follow the sun.
Psychology and psychotherapy are concerned with the human condition and the sense we try to make of it. Human beings are capable of a great range of experience, including the flexibility and wherewithal to live life well.
Group Therapy - depending on the size and setting of the group, time and costs vary
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