Pyschotherapy & Counselling
I work from an integrative framework and I tailor my approach around your needs and concerns.
Together we will examine and assess the issue(s) that concern you in a holistic way by taking into account your past experiences, current circumstances and future aspirations.
People come to psychotherapy for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes, just finding a way through difficult life events can seem impossible, and the feelings we experience can seem overwhelming and very confusing. We can find ourselves stuck in patterns of behaviour or in relationships which feel unhealthy. We may be struggling to deal with events in our past or present and looking at past experiences can be vital in therapy, as it is these past experiences that set the pattern for how we behave and feel as an adult.
Therapy is not a quick fix. We may engage with it at different stages in our lives, when particular issues are calling for our attention, or we may need support to deepen self-awareness, and our capacity to relate to ourselves and others in an authentic and intimate way, which is a life long journey.
Counselling helps people struggling with everyday issues who may need additional support to help them through challenging events in their life or identify negative patterns of relating or behaviour in order to develop more positive strategies and patterns. Through therapy we can gain self-awareness and a greater understanding of our inner world which can lead to personal growth, development and change.
For all of us there are times in our lives when we feel confused, distressed or unable to cope. I can provide an objective listening ear, in a safe and supportive environment. I will also help you to recognise your resources and successes.
Counselling can help improve our sense of wellbeing, alleviate our distress, resolve our crises, increase our ability to solve problems, see other opinions and empowers us to make our own decisions.
The length of time you may come to counselling depends very much on the individual and the issues you bring. A specific difficulty may only take a few sessions, while more complex and deep-rooted issues may take longer.
Become who you are
We work together to reveal the underlying relationship dynamic and experiment with new and more productive ways of relating to each other. Seeking counselling may be a way to strengthen your relationship or to find a way to part amicably Some of the issues I have worked with include the trauma of a break-up, separation, divorce, infidelity or other breaches of trust, losing a child or experiencing a miscarriage, power struggles, communication problems and confusing relationships.
There are many reasons why couples decide to seek help with their relationship. Maybe you can’t talk to each other as a couple about the problems you are having and meeting with a therapist/counsellor can be a way to open up communications again and help you think about your relationship. It can provide an opportunity to explore how these problems have arisen and what interferes with changing them, to begin to examine the dynamics within your relationship and gain a better understanding of the underlying issues.
Couples & Relationship Counselling
Communication is at the heart of all good relationships so helping a couple to talk to each other about what they are finding painful and difficult is one of the most vital aspects of therapy.
Relationships are an essential part of our lives, from family and friends to partners and spouses. We have a natural tendency to develop intimate and close relationships. We seem to do better when there is someone in our life we can trust and share ourselves with. And however painful, difficult or disappointing our attempts at relationship, we keep trying, searching for a rewarding meeting and mutually satisfying exchange through which we can grow and feel fulfilled.
I welcome couples from all backgrounds, cultures, sexual orientations and belief systems. LGBTQ+ couples are welcome, as are couples who are married, separated, co-habituating or dating.
Where there is love, there is life
Therapy for Artists & Writers
I work with actors, writers, dancers, singers, directors, musicians, technicians and production staff on a range of issues which include self-confidence, stage fright, procrastination, self-esteem, perfectionism, writer’s block, performance and audition anxieties, phobias, criticism, managing injury, issues around ageing, career change and career development.
Of course, I would be more than happy to work with you on any issue, it certainly does not need to be work related.
In addition to private therapy I have devised workshops for actors, drama school students and artists of every hue. These include "Performance Anxiety" and "Fulfilling your Potential". If you or would like to be put on the mailing list for these or any other workshops, please email your details here.
My private rooms are in Gower Street, High Holborn (Chancery Lane) and Highgate. However, if you are working abroad or on tour I offer sessions via Skype. Reduced rate Skype appointments are also availabe. Please get in touch for details.