|From:||21 Rossendale Way, London, United Kingdom (UK)|
|Type of session:||Via Skype, Secure Video Call, Via Phone, In-Person|
|Specialty:||Abuse, Addiction, Affairs, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Education, Fertility, Grief, Health, Identity, Mood, Relationships, Self - Esteem, Sexual difficulties, Sleep concerns, Stress, Other|
|Target Age Group:||Adult|
My aim is to bring clarity, sensitivity, and creativity to my work, with warmth, maturity and humour, offering fresh insight in supportive, affirming ways. I have an impartial perspective, working both intuitively and with knowledge. Holding a perspective of self-determination, I view therapy as joint exploration, which may include exploring our resources, strengths, qualities alongside our limitations, frailties, vulnerabilities. Recognising we are all unique, I don’t hold a “one size fits all”, tick-box approach, acknowledging that no one counselling approach explains the complexities or holds the truth for everyone.
I value each person’s uniqueness and respond in an individual way to your circumstances and at the same time appreciate the interconnectedness of what we human beings hold in common – that beneath our differences are fundamental shared experiences & central concepts, that creativity, the human heart & suffering are universal. I welcome, value and respect people’s diversity, uniqueness, autonomy.
My experience and training includes working with a range of approaches and strategies. Most people have found that our way of working together and the quality of the therapeutic relationship is the most important factor. My experience includes working with men and women, old and young, who are straight, bisexual, lesbian, gay, whatever our sexuality, skin colour, of many nationalities and cultures those who are religious, hold spiritual beliefs, atheist.
I bring together over twenty-five years experience of working with people at points of change in their lives, both in the voluntary sector and privately. Over this period I have valued listening to people’s life stories. I acknowledge and aspire to share what I have learnt from others.
I have completed 5 years in-depth & practical training in psychosynthesis counselling & psychotherapy at The Institute of Psychosynthesis in London validated by The Middlesex University in London, drawn to it because it was described as a psychology of the soul. I have the following qualifications: Diploma in Counselling, Diploma in Psychotherapy & MA in Psychotherapy. My counselling training has given me a broad counselling knowledge, including Humanistic, Psychospiritual, Transpersonal Psychosynthesis models and others.
My role as a counsellor is to get to know you and for you to develop a greater understanding of yourself in a safe, confidential, supportive and jargon-free environment – a space for you to explore what you want to explore. Therapy may include exploration of how you feel, think and act. Working at your own pace, I offer guidance and support so fresh ways of seeing yourself, the options and making choices become available. Alongside the issues you bring to counselling, we may look at where you would like to be in your life and what prevents you getting there, so far.
My focus is less about techniques or analysis and more about exploration, providing an external perspective, helping to shed light upon the obstacles in your life, so insights can be gained to change the areas you want to change or manage your life differently. My affirming approach is to be alongside you, and the issues you bring to therapy, so the choices you make, enrich rather than limit life. I hold the view that each person takes responsibility for the way they use therapy in their life, so the outcome is in the individual’s hands.