I am an Integrative Psychotherapist who combines a humanistic approach with analytic theory. I believe that many of our problems and psychological pain can be alleviated if we seek to understand ourselves and our experiences better. In doing so, we open ourselves to a broader self-acceptance, recognise our potential and gain a stronger and more authentic sense of self.
“Therapy is not a matter of doing something to the individual, or of inducing him to do something about himself. It is instead a matter of freeing him for normal growth and development, of removing obstacles so that he can again move forward.” ― Carl Rogers, 1942
For many years I have worked at a community-based counselling service where I have engaged with a broad spectrum of clients, living in both rural and urban environments as well as with clients that have peripatetic or military lifestyles.
I see clients ranging in age from teenagers to the elderly, who present a wide span of issues including anxiety, depression, anger, and family crises. I have experience in working with people who are recovering from addictions and from issues arising from past traumatic events including physical and sexual abuse, illness and bereavement.
As human beings, we are aware of the inescapable truth that we are, each of us, individual and mortal. Inevitably this awareness gives rise to lonely and anxious feelings that are increasingly ignored in the whirlwind of modern life and the mirage of comfort offered by cyberspace. I believe that therapy can offer a space for authentic human connection in which loneliness can be acknowledged and its purpose philosophically explored.
I offer both short and long-term counselling either in person (Notting Hill Office), on Zoom or by telephone. If you would like to schedule a free initial phone consultation (15 minutes) or an initial full session (50 minutes), please feel free to email me.