A qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor, with many years experience of working with individuals, couples and families within statutory, voluntary and pastoral contexts. I was previously working within NHS, GP surgeries, as a Practice counsellor. Although based in an NHS GP surgery, I am now there in Private Practice. I am registered with the United Kingdom Council For Psychotherapy (UKCP), the Association of Family Therapy (AFT) and an individual member of the College of Family, Couple and Systemic Therapists (CFCST). Formerly Chair and Trustee of the Multicultural Counselling Centre, in Islington, on a voluntary basis.
My aim is to provide a conversational space in which ‘problems’, so often seen as inherent, or, those relatively fixed qualities that are attributed to persons and to relationships, can be explored as external to us – ‘the problem is the problem, we are not the problem’ – Together we can have a critical view of our often taken-for -granted knowledge, be curious about our assumptions and about how things appear to be in various contexts.
I am interested in how people interact in relationships in different contexts and what influences the choices they make regarding their actions and behaviours.
The way I work is conversational. I will ask questions and share my thinking with you. This approach lends itself to short-term time limited work as well as longer-term, more open-ended work.
We can explore together issues such as sexuality, self esteem, low mood, anxiety, relational difficulties, depression, identity, alcohol / drug addiction; bereavement, couple/marital issues; among others.
I have a keen interest in multiculturalism as well as in spirituality and how one, other or both, might influence our sense of self and our interaction with others.