I am a UKCP registered integrative psychotherapist offering individual psychotherapy for adults both in-person and online.
I have been offering psychotherapy and counselling in North East London for the past 19 years. My practice is safe, confidential and I work in a way that is both exploratory and interpretive but also supportive and non-judgmental. My approach encourages you to increase your self-understanding of how you emerged to be the person you are now; help you to develop an awareness of a wider range of options available to you and to find a way to take responsibility for the changes you want to make.
Please take some time to have a look around my website, it should answer most of your questions. If not, feel free to contact me for any more information that you need or to book an appointment.
What I Offer
Why come to therapy?
Most of us can feel we are going through a rough patch at some time in our lives, and experience difficulties or problems. Often these are experienced as depression and/or anxiety. These times can feel very disabling, we can feel scared or very negative and stuck and the way to move on or change things for the better can be hard to find even if we have the support of family and friends. It is often family and friends and the people who care about us who suggest that it might be a good idea to work with a therapist at this point.
At the moment I have some availability during the middle of the week in the morning and afternoon, the first appointment would be an assessment appointment for which I charge £80. These are very important, they take longer than my regular 50-minute appointments but they help both of us to work out the best way to help you. If for any reason I think I am unable to help you, I will usually be able to offer you an alternative referral option.
Once you have had your first session and explored whether or not therapy is right for you, you will be offered a regular weekly appointment at the same time and day each week; we can discuss whether you would prefer face to face, online video or online audio and your reasons for this; the fee will be one that we have agreed and that you can afford. The session will then continue to be yours for as long as you want it.
What happens at the first assessment appointment?
I'll take some basic details and try to get a sense of what is going on for you even though this may not be clear, to begin with. I'll ask you about your personal history and I'll explore what help would be best for you. I'll arrange the best time to see you and a fee that you can afford. At the end of the session, I would hope that you will have gained an idea of how the sessions work and how you feel about them.
Some Common Reasons for Therapy
Anxiety and Panic: Depression and Loss: Issues around Drink and Drugs: Feeling stuck in a job: Relationship difficulties - feeling stuck in a relationship or not being in a relationship: Feeling like you might be going mad:
How long will I come for sessions?
I work on both a short-term and an open-ended basis. Short-term work lasts several months but sometimes it can take a while to resolve and change long-established problems and patterns of behaviour and so the work will take longer. However, it can also be a huge relief to finally have a place to talk things through constructively and honestly.
For nearly 19 years I ran my private psychotherapy practice from The Burma Road Practice which, following the pandemic, has now closed. I continue to administer the preliminary assessments for The Yellow Heart Trust on behalf of the practice.
During that time I worked with a range of clients and was also working with groups in the NHS and for three different charitable organizations. I now work only in private practice.
I trained as a psychotherapist at Metanoia Institute, a well-established educational charity specializing in the training of psychotherapists and was awarded the following qualifications.
MSc. Integrative Psychotherapy- Middlesex University
Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy - Metanoia Institute
Several years ago I graduated with a BA (Jt. Hons) in Sociology and Educational Studies and followed that with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Cultural Studies.
I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy which means that I have completed nationally-recognized training; that I maintain professional insurance; that I am connected to an organization with a structured complaints procedure; that I have regular professional supervision of my work; that I undertake regular professional development and training; that I am committed to adhering to an established code of ethics.
City Road Therapy, 335 City Road, London EC1V 1LJ
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