I am an experienced UKCP registered psychotherapist and full member of BACP, and my private practice is based in Acton/ Ealing, West London.
I offer both short and longer-term counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples, which means that we can agree to work together for a limited number of sessions, or leave our arrangements more open-ended, so that you decide when you want to finish.
I work from an existential perspective, which means that sessions are focused on exploring, making sense of, and understanding your way of living in the world with others. Typically, we all encounter certain points in our lives where we feel tensions, or a disorientation, or deep disruption in our circumstances, as if the ground on which we stand and understand ourselves feels shaky and unreliable. It might have to do with our intimate or social relationships with others, or a sense that we don’t feel ‘in sync’ with the world around us. Or it might be that we are gripped by moods that leave us distanced from others, in different ways. Or we might feel that we have never quite understood how we find ourselves living in the predicaments that we do.
These can all be expressed in other, familiar terms, such as stress, distress, unease, frustration, anxiety, depression, deflation, or a lack of self-esteem.
Overall, issues that we are living through can be, or feel, temporary, or they can extend over quite a long period of time. Together, we can look at the issues and difficulties that you experience so that you come away with a deeper awareness and understanding as a result, leading to other possible ways of approaching the same issues or situations that originally brought you to therapy.
My way or style of working is supportive, collaborative, accepting and sensitive. In existential terms, I am both ‘with’ you, and ‘for’ you, being wholly committed and focused on what is important to you and what it is that you want to gain from our working together. In other words, the focus is on understanding, which promotes a personal transformation of oneself and how one lives.
Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm.
£60 per hour individuals
£80 per hour couples