Psychotherapy in Central London and Stoke Newington N16
Hello and welcome to my website. Whatever prompts you to seek therapy, I’ll aim to listen and to understand you as the unique individual you are, and to respond to you from the breadth and depth of my experience of being a therapist, which spans some 20 years. People come to counselling or psychotherapy for all kinds of reasons - it might be anxiety, depression, bereavement, a difficult transition, stuckness, loneliness, relationship issues, part of a search for meaning and purpose, or simply out of curiosity. Therapy is also a place to experience exploration, growth and renewal.
I have been a UKCP accredited psychotherapist since 2003 and work in an integrative way, using Focusing, mindfulness, and an understanding of how we are shaped - but not defined- by our early experiences.
I offer sessions in Central London, at the Bloomsbury Therapy Centre, which is easily accessible from Holborn and Russell Square tubes and in Stoke Newington, London N16.
Sessions are 50 minutes and are usually at the same time and place very week.
I am registered as a practitioner with BUPA, Axa and Aviva.
Please call or email if you are interested and would like to arrange an initial consultation.
Fees are £60 per session in N16
Sessions in Bloomsbury are £75
Email: [email protected]
Core Process Psychotherapy
My main training is in Core Process Psychotherapy, which is an integrative approach combining mindfulness with understandings drawn from developmental and depth psychology.
Perhaps the most important benefit of good psychotherapy is that over time and with practice you learn to become your own 'therapist'. In other words, your relationship to yourself changes for the better. You may become more able to befriend your experience, even when that experience is difficult. This may equip you to deal in ways that feel better to you with life's ups and downs.
Sessions are usually once a week, for 50 minutes, at the same time and on the same day.
Sessions are offered in Central London at the Bloomsbury Therapy Centre and in Stoke Newington , London N16.
More about Core Process Psychotherapy, Focusing and Mindfulness
My professional training is in Core Process Psychotherapy. Influences on my work include Buddhism, Focusing, Jungian and psychoanalytical understandings, artwork and imaginal/dreamwork practice, all of which form part of my personal experience. Sessions are mainly around me listening to you, reflecting and talking with you, attending to what might be implicit, offering reflections and invitations to explore more deeply. In this process you can be empowered to sense and find your own way forward.
From Buddhist practice comes the possibility of being with the inevitable suffering aspects of human life in a more spacious and compassionate way: the possibility of bringing a kind embodied, aware acceptance to our experience and to others. Mindfulness practice also brings a more attuned awareness to the processual nature of the self and of all life: we are always changing, we are a process rather than a fixed 'thing'.
From Focusing comes a trust in the body-mind's wisdom. Trusting and following the ‘felt sense’ may move us forward quite naturally in the direction that is right for us.
From artwork, imaginal and dreamwork practice comes a trust in the depths of the psyche, which - in dialogue with conscious awareness - can bring us towards more creative living.
Jungian ideas and practice provide helpful maps and metaphors, and means of navigation for all of this. The ancient stories and myths of all cultures, as Jung discovered, can still offer us huge resources.